Charlotte Edwards has been appointed as Hampshire’s director of women’s cricket.

Edwards, who will continue to captain Hampshire Women for a second season this summer, will head up the management of both Hampshire Women’s first-team and player pathway sides, as well as the Southern Vipers – the Kia Super League team she led to the inaugural Kia Super League title in 2016.

The former England captain takes over the role filled by former Hampshire wicket-keeper Bob Parks, who has announced his retirement after more than 45 years involved in the game.

She said: “I’m extremely excited about my new role as Director of Women’s Cricket. I would like to thank Bob Parks for all his hard work over the past four years, he’s been instrumental in the success at Hampshire and the Southern Vipers and I’m very much looking forward to building on that success.

Hampshire Cricket chief executive officer, David Mann said: “We’re delighted that Charlotte has agreed to take up this role.

“She’s a legend in the women’s game and has been a superb ambassador for the Vipers both on and off the pitch over the past two seasons.

“Our thanks must go to Bob Parks who has been an integral part of what the Southern Vipers and Hampshire Women have been able to achieve over the past two seasons and we all wish him well in his retirement.”

Edwards, who captained England Women’s side for more than a decade before retiring in 2015, scored more than 10,000 international runs during her 20-year career.