Buchanan brought in by ECB
World Cup winning coach John Buchanan is to take up a short-term player development role with the ECB at the end of June.
The 56-year-old, who left his job with Australia after guiding them to success in 2007, will work for 10 days only with the Lions, Under-19s and the Under-16s.
However, the England and Wales Cricket Board has stressed Buchanan "will not be involved with the England team" ahead of the first Ashes Test on July 8.
"Both myself and the ECB have indicated that in terms of their elite programme I could fulfil a role," Buchanan told Cricinfo.
"I will fly over on 28 June, have a good look at the elite programme, and sit down with them to see what potentially lies ahead. This trip will be largely about looking at the coaching programmes."