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Justin Langer hits out at politics in Cricket Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

PERTH: Former Australia coach Justin Langer has slammed the politics in the national cricket board as he opened up on his messy departure from the top job, specifically hitting out at interim chairman Richard Freudenstein. In February, the 51-year-old stepped down as the senior men's team coach after rejecting a six-month contract extension, having hoped for a multi-year deal after overseeing a successful T20 World Cup campaign and an Ashes triumph. The day after quitting his job, Langer had a heated conversation with Freudenstein. Several Australian legends, including Mark Waugh, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, Matthew Hayden and the late Shane Warne, came to their former teammate's defence and questioned Cricket Australia (CA) for the treatment meted out to Langer. "The fi...
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Andrew McDonald: Andrew McDonald named head coach of Australian cricket team | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australia's top cricket body appointed Andrew McDonald as national coach on Wednesday, two months after the shock departure of Justin Langer. McDonald, 40, secured a four-year contract in the top position after winning praise for his performance as interim coach since Langer's abrupt resignation on February 5 shook the cricket world. He is taking on one of the highest-profile jobs in Australia, where cricket is an essential part of the country's identity and the team's exploits grip much of the nation. "I am honoured to be given this incredible opportunity for what is an exciting period ahead," McDonald said after being confirmed in the job by Cricket Australia. Andrew McDonald has been appointed as Head Coach of the Australian Men's Cricket Team on a four-year contract! Co… htt...
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It is captains and players who win or lose matches not coaches: Ian Chappell | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australian great Ian Chappell doesn't understand all the fuss over the resignation of Justin Langer, saying it is the captain and players who win matches not the coach. Chappell also advocated replacing the coach position with a manager. After months of complaints regarding his style of coaching, Langer had quit as chief coach, leading to criticism of Pat Cummins from former players, who slammed the skipper and his teammates for not publicly supporting him. "The demotion of Justin Langer caused Australian hysteria to reach the Monty Python comedy stage, where someone screeches, 'He's not the Australian coach he's a very naughty boy'," Chappell wrote in a column in ESPNcricinfo. "Cricket fans tend to take more notice of who is or isn't the coach rather than focusing on the imp...
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Bailey dismisses claims that lack of support from senior players led to Langer’s departure

Australia’s chairman of selectors George Bailey has dismissed Justin Langer’s claims that a lack of backing from senior players and support staff led to the former opener’s departure as the national team head coach. Langer resigned from the post on Saturday when he was only offered a six-month contract extension until October’s T20 World Cup final, despite guiding Australia to victory at the T20 World Cup before overseeing a 4-0 drubbing of England in the Ashes. “I feel for him,” Bailey told reporters on Tuesday. “Absolutely no one deserves to have the saga that has been played out as publicly as it has been. “Clearly he didn’t get the length of contract extension offer that he was after so it hasn’t been ideal, but I don’t subscribe to the fact that it was individuals that were key t...
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Ian Chappell calls past players Justin Langer’s ‘PR machine’, supports Pat Cummins

Australian great Ian Chappell has called the past players supporting Justin Langer as his “PR machine” and threw his weight behind skipper Pat Cummins, who had received flak for not backing the former coach in the lead-up to his resignation. Former cricketers such as Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Mitchell Johnson, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne have slammed Cricket Australia and the members of the national team, especially Cummins, for not publicly supporting Langer, who was offered a short-term extension which he declined. “It’s easy to lambast Cricket Australia, because they are not very good, and it was only to be expected, their reaction, Chappell told the Wide World of Sports this week. “What annoys me is two things; the fact Pat Cummins, who has probably been as honest as you can...
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Adam Gilchrist slams Cricket Australia for painting Justin Langer as ‘monster’

Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist on Monday launched a scathing attack on Cricket Australia, saying the board portrayed former head coach Justin Langer as a “monster.” Langer, who was appointed as head coach in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal in 2018, stepped down from the post on Saturday. Still can’t get over what a pathetic day for Australian Cricket yesterday was. 😞 — Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) February 6, 2022 “I don’t care to listen to any more of the corporate speak about transition and analysis of the coaching position and all that needs analysis and requirements and evolution,” Gilchrist said on ‘SEN Radio.’ “That’s just covering up that the players and certain support staff around that team have spoken and they no longer want Justin there. He’s been painted ...
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Langer says his respect for values might have been taken as ‘too intense’ by some | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Justin Langer has said that his respect for values might have been taken by some as being "too intense" during his tenure as Australia head coach after he opted to quit from the top job instead of agreeing to a short-term contract extension. In his resignation letter to Cricket Australia (CA) officials, Langer offered his apology but stressed that he values "honesty, respect, trust, truth and performance" but some people might have taken it as being "too intense" in his working style. "My life has been built on values of honesty, respect, trust, truth, and performance and if that comes across as 'too intense' at times, I apologise," wrote Langer in his resignation letter, according to 'abc.net.au'. "It is said that in any venture, if you leave things in a better place than wh...
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Cricket is slowly changing into football: Pietersen on Langer’s resignation | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen on Saturday said cricket is "slowly changing" into football, following the resignation of Australia coach Justin Langer. Cricket Australia accepted men's team head coach Langer's resignation, which was received on Saturday. Cricket Australia said Langer was offered a short-term extension to his current contract, which sadly he has opted not to accept. Pietersen feels players are becoming more powerful than coaches in cricket too. "Langer goes as Aus coach. Cricket is slowly changing into football now as the players become very wealthy & player power is full steam ahead," Pietersen tweeted. Langer goes as Aus coach. Cricket is slowly changing into football now as the players become very wealthy & playe… https://t.co/y6vAO7HdpC— Ke...
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Matthew Hayden, Mitchell Johnson slam players and Cricket Australia after Justin Langer’s resignation as head coach | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: A tearful Matthew Hayden has slammed the national players for not publicly supporting Justin Langer in the lead-up to his resignation as Australia's chief coach. Langer, under whose guidance Australia won the T20 World Cup and the Ashes series 4-0, stepped down on Saturday after facing complaints from players about his coaching style for months. "If he was waiting for the current Australian cricket team to be presenting a face of care, I dare say they won't be and that's, to me, the real sadness around this," an emotional Hayden told ABC Sport. Handed the captaincy following Tim Paine's unceremonious exit, Pat Cummins didn't endorse Langer as coach and had insisted that reviewing his suitability for the role was fair in a "high-performance environment". Hayden was critical of...
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Hayden, Johnson slam players, Cricket Australia after Justin Langer’s resignation

A tearful Matthew Hayden has slammed the national players for not publicly supporting Justin Langer in the lead-up to his resignation as Australia’s chief coach. Langer, under whose guidance Australia won the T20 World Cup and the Ashes series 4-0, stepped down on Saturday after facing complaints from players about his coaching style for months. “If he was waiting for the current Australian cricket team to be presenting a face of care, I dare say they won’t be and that’s, to me, the real sadness around this,” an emotional Hayden told ABC Sport. Handed the captaincy following Tim Paine’s unceremonious exit, Pat Cummins didn’t endorse Langer as coach and had insisted that reviewing his suitability for the role was fair in a “high-performance environment”. Hayden was critical of Cummin...
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Justin Langer steps down as Australia coach

Justin Langer on Saturday has resigned as coach of the Australian men’s cricket team, effective immediately. After a year of unrest and leaks against the coach’s methods, Cricket Australia and Langer have parted ways. After the seven-hour meeting on Friday, the CA board failed to reach a resolution and said further talks were required before a decision could be made on his future. DSEG confirms that ourclient Justin Langer has this morning tendered his resignation as coach of the Australian mens cricket team. The resignation follows a meeting with Cricket Australia last evening. The resignation is effective immediately. — DSEG (@DSEGWorldwide) February 5, 2022 The announcement was made via a statement from Langer’s management company DSEG. “DSEG confirms that our client Justin Langer h...
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I’ve really loved my time working with Justin Langer: Pat Cummins | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia Test captain Pat Cummins feels his country's cricket board is doing the right thing by evaluating head coach Justin Langer's performance before deciding on his contract extension as players too go through the same process at regular intervals. Langer, under whose tutelage Australia hammered England in the Ashes and also won the T20 World Cup for the first time last year, has been in service for the past four years. Cricket Australia will be considering a contract extension for him on Friday. Cummins insisted that he enjoyed working with Langer but it was only "fair" that the coach goes through an "evaluation process". "It's in Cricket Australia's hands," Cummins was quoted as saying by the 'Sydney Morning Herald'. Cummins said speculation surrounding Langer's job wa...
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Fair for Cricket Australia to review Justin Langer’s performance: Pat Cummins

Australia Test captain Pat Cummins feels his country’s cricket board is doing the right thing by evaluating head coach Justin Langer’s performance before deciding on his contract extension as players too go through the same process at regular intervals. Langer, under whose tutelage Australia hammered England in the Ashes and also won the T20 World Cup for the first time last year, has been in service for the past four years. Cricket Australia will be considering a contract extension for him on Friday. Cummins insisted that he enjoyed working with Langer but it was only “fair” that the coach goes through an “evaluation process”. “It’s in Cricket Australia’s hands,” Cummins was quoted as saying by the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’. Cummins said speculation surrounding Langer’s job was not healt...
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Coach Justin Langer refuses ‘morally inappropriate’ bonus due to CA’s massive COVID job cuts | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australia's T20 World Cup and multiple Ashes winning coach Justin Langer has refused a handsome bonus offered by his cricket board as he found it "morally inappropriate" to accept it at a time when the organisation witnessed massive job cuts due to COVID-19. "Australian cricket coach Justin Langer secretly knocked back a six figure sum in bonuses because he felt it would be morally inappropriate amid Covid job cuts," eminent cricket writers Robert Craddock and Peter Lalor reported for the Australian newspaper 'The Daily Telegraph'. "It is understood Langer privately informed his bosses he could not, in all good conscience, accept bonus payments while other staff members had been made redundant. Neither side has made the matter public," the report further stated. Cricket Australi...
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Coach Justin Langer refuses “morally inappropriate” bonus due to CA’s massive COVID job cuts

Australia’s T20 World Cup and multiple Ashes winning coach Justin Langer has refused a handsome bonus offered by his cricket board as he found it “morally inappropriate” to accept it at a time when the organization witnessed massive job cuts due to COVID-19. “Australian cricket coach Justin Langer secretly knocked back a six figure sum in bonuses because he felt it would be morally inappropriate amid Covid job cuts,” eminent cricket writers Robert Craddock and Peter Lalor reported for the Australian newspaper ‘The Daily Telegraph’. “It is understood Langer privately informed his bosses he could not, in all good conscience, accept bonus payments while other staff members had been made redundant. Neither side has made the matter public,” the report further stated. Cricket Australia had se...
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CA quashes reports that meeting with Langer was ‘fiery’ and ‘heated’

Cricket Australia on Tuesday rejected reports that the meeting with head coach Justin Langer over his future turned “fiery” and “heated” and that the former player was told he may have to reapply for his job. Langer, whose contract is due to end in June, met with CA’s chief executive Nick Hockley and high performance manager Ben Oliver last week to discuss his future role. Following the meeting local media reported that Langer, whose intense management style created a rift between him and the players, “went ballistic” when CA suggested the former Test opener may have to to reapply for his position. However, CA has denied the “inaccurate” news report. “There were a number of inaccuracies in a story written by Tom Morris on the Fox Sports website on Monday concerning a meeting between Aus...
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Cricket Australia Awards: Mitchell Starc wins maiden Allan Border medal, Ashleigh Gardner bags Belinda Clarke award | Cricket News – Times of India

CANBERRA: Senior pacer Mitchell Starc claimed his maiden Allan Border medal while Ashleigh Gardner became the first indigenous person to win the Belinda Clarke award, the top two honours at Cricket Australia (CA) Awards. Starc was honoured for his strong performance in all three formats of the game. He is only the fifth bowler in 22 years to win the award. Gardener also bagged the recognition for the first time. She is the first indigenous player to clinch the top gong in Australian women's cricket. The awards were decided by a voting process for the period 2021-22. The award winners were decided by votes from players, umpires and media representatives throughout the year. The announcement came during the lunch break of the ongoing women's Ashes Test here. Starc, who took 43 wickets acr...
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Justin Langer inducted into Australian cricket Hall of Fame, Raelee Thompson too honoured | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Former opener and head coach of the senior men's side, Justin Langer has been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame alongside Raelee Thompson, one of the pioneers of the women's game in the country. During his successful career as a player, Langer had formed a formidable pairing with Matthew Hayden in Test cricket, playing a key role in Australia's dominance in the early and mid 2000s. Former fast bowler Thompson, 76, captained the Australian team on four occasions. Thompson and Langer become the 58th and 59th inductees respectively, since the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame was established in 1996. Langer took up coaching after his retirement from international cricket and following successful stints at Western Australian and Perth Scorchers, Langer was appointed...
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Justin Langer inducted into Australian cricket Hall of Fame, Raelee Thompson too honoured

Former opener and head coach of the senior men’s side, Justin Langer has been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame alongside Raelee Thompson, one of the pioneers of the women’s game in the country. During his successful career as a player, Langer had formed a formidable pairing with Matthew Hayden in Test cricket, playing a key role in Australia’s dominance in the early and mid 2000s. Former fast bowler Thompson, 76, captained the Australian team on four occasions. Thompson and Langer become the 58th and 59th inductees respectively, since the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame was established in 1996. Langer took up coaching after his retirement from international cricket and following successful stints at Western Australian and Perth Scorchers, Langer was appointed coach ...
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Aaron Finch won’t comment on Justin Langer’s contract extension but praises coach | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia's limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch on Friday praised Justin Langer's "unbelievable work" in the team's recent success but did not comment if he would prefer him to continue in the coaching role. Langer's contract extension will be up for discussion and both Finch and Test captain Pat Cummins are likely to be consulted by Cricket Australia before a final decision is made. Langer, whose working style received some scathing criticism from the players, has expressed desire to continue as head coach. "He has done a fantastic job. To win the World Cup when nobody really gave us a chance, then to dominate the Ashes 4-0, to almost get there 5-0, was super impressive," Finch was quoted as saying by the 'Sydney Morning Herald'. "I am not going to comment on what Cricket Aust...