LANCASHIRE coach Glen Chapple has been appointed as England Lions' fast-bowling coach for their four-day matches in the West Indies next month.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has called on the services of the Red Rose head coach as a replacement for Jon Lewis, who will now oversee England Under-19s' World Cup campaign in New Zealand.

Former seamer Chapple, who won only one cap for England, will start work with the Lions during a five-day training camp in Spain ahead of their departure for Jamaica on January 31.

The Lions' red-ball tour will start with a warm-up match on February 5 before three four-day games against West Indies A at Trelawny Multiplex, Sabina Park and Vivian Richards Cricket Ground later that month.

Lions head coach Andy Flower said: "Jon Lewis' appointment for the Under-19s World Cup left us in need of a fast-bowling coach for the West Indies, and we are delighted that Glen Chapple has agreed to join us.

"Glen has worked on the pathway before with the pace programme, and is now establishing himself as a head coach at Lancashire, who already have a strong playing representation in our squads.

"I'm looking forward to working with him over the next few weeks, and as ever we are grateful to his county employers for giving him the opportunity to work with us."