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Justin Langer resigns: T20 World Cup & Ashes winning coach steps down as Cricket Australia coach – Follow LIVE updates

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Justin Langer resigns: Justin Langer has resigned from his post as Cricket Australia coach effective immediately. Cricket Australia confirmed the development via his news agency. The development comes a day after former England captain Michael Vaughan said England should sign him as a coach. Langer, however, can reapply for the Cricket Australia coaching role once again. Follow all the live updates on InsideSport.IN

Langer was appointed as the men’s team coach in 2018 after the Sandpaper Gate which saw David Warner, Steve Smith serving out one-year bans. Langer’s winning record is bettered only by John Buchanan.

Justin Langer resigns: T20 World Cup & Ashes winning coach steps down as Cricket Australia coach – Follow LIVE updates

Justin Langer Contract: NO VERDICT despite day-long meeting by Cricket Australia on T20 World Cup & Ashes winning coach’s future

“DSEG confirms that our client Justin Langer has this morning tendered his resignation as coach of the Australian men’s cricket team. The resignation follows a meeting with Cricket Australia last evening. The resignation is effective immediately,” the statement read.

  • Over the years, there have been complaints about Langer’s intensity owing to his volatile nature the sticking point. Australia players wanted overhaul despite Langer in search of another long-time contract.
  • Things began to heat up after Australia lost to India in the home Test series in December-January last year. They also lost the white-ball series to lower-ranked Bangladesh & West Indies.
  • In a dramatic turnaround, Australia won their maiden T20 World Cup in UAE and ruthlessly dominated England 4-0 in Ashes.
  • CA had offered Langer a reduced contract than his previous deal of 9,00,000 Australian Dollars per year. In its stance, it said they can come up with 18 months deal. Justin Langer was unhappy with the deal— a short-term deal. Australia will tour Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India, play T20 World Cup at home and ODI World Cup in the next 1.5 years.
  • Justin Langer was due to travel to Pakistan for the upcoming tour in March but has taken a break for the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka at home.
  • McDonald will play the role of the interim coach in absence of Justin Langer against Sri Lanka in T20Is.
  • Langer might have to reapply for the post to stay as Australia head coach and compete with rivals but he stays front-runner for the post.
  • According to The Australian, CA is likely to drop the five-candidate list for the top job. Tony Shepherd, John McMurtrie, John Gillam, Lachie Henderson and Peter Varghese are other names on the list.

Justin Langer resigns: T20 World Cup & Ashes winning coach steps down as Cricket Australia coach – Follow LIVE updates

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