After Lehmann's inauspicious exit, Cricket Australia on hunt for a new Coach

Darren Lehmann
Darren Lehmann
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In the aftermath of the Sandpaper gate fiasco, Coach Darren Lehmann decided to step down after sustained pressure from Cricket Australia, the Australian government and the media. CA is now on a look out for a new Coach, the process of which begins from the 20th of April.

Amid reports in the Australian media that Former Aussie batsman Justin Langer has almost been finalized for the role and waiting for ratification, Cricket Australia has set the record straight in its official statement. CA said, "No appointment has been made, and nor will any candidate be put to the board for ratification on Friday. We expect to have a clearer understanding of the approach and appointment timelines following this meeting."

The frontrunner for the job, Justin Langer is widely respected as a coaching professional and had already  lent his service to Australia on a tour of West Indies in 2016 and a home series against Sri Lanka soon after. The former opener is currently serving Western Australia and Perth Scorchers and has been a success story. Under his stewardship the Perth Scorchers have won three Big Bash League titles over the last five seasons.

Langer delivered time and time again on the field with his opening partner Matthew Hayden and is widely revered as an opening batsman. The left hander has an impressive average of over 45 in the 105 Tests he played with 23 tons and 30 half centuries.

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