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McGrath set for Yorkshire role

Former Yorkshire captain Anthony McGrath is returning to Headingley in a new mentoring role.

The 38-year-old, who retired from playing at the end of the 2012 season, will begin work with the county on a consultancy basis.

His new role will include work with the senior squad and youth sides and also involves helping players leaving the professional game.

"It is great to be back in the fold at Yorkshire," said McGrath.

"I have some close friends - both on the playing and management side respectively - and feel my skills and experience can benefit all aspects of cricket.

"I will be looking to get involved with a cross-section of the playing department, from offering coaching to the young players trying to make the grade to mentoring those players that are getting close to retirement.

"Since my retirement a couple of years ago, I have learnt so much about life away from the game and it can be a difficult transition.

"Certainly my experiences and knowledge on how I came to terms with a new career can help those players that are starting to look at their future beyond professional cricket."

Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon said: "It'll be great to have Mags available to work with and mentor our young players. His vast experience and knowledge allied to a recent playing career will be invaluable in helping us bring through the next generation of Yorkshire cricketers."