Cricket Australia Assistant Coach David Saker Resigns
Cricket Australia today announced that Australian Men’s Assistant Coach, David Saker, has tendered his resignation, effective immediately.
Interim EGM High Performance, Belinda Clark, thanked Saker for his service over the past three seasons.
“In discussions with David about the needs of the team, and the unprecedented schedule ahead, it became clear to both of us that this was the right time for David to step away,” Clark said.
“We will provide further information on the coaching structure surrounding the World Cup and Ashes in due course.”
“Troy Cooley has been appointed Assistant Coach for the upcoming ODI series against India and Pakistan to oversee the coaching of the bowling group. Troy is a well-respected coach with great experience having previously worked with the English and Australian Men’s teams.”
Australian Men’s Team Head Coach, Justin Langer, thanked Saker for his contribution noting his service to both Darren Lehmann and himself.
“David joined the Australian Men’s Team as an Assistant Coach in 2016 having achieved success with both the England Cricket Team and Victorian Team,” Langer said
“David and I have had ongoing discussions over the past nine months about his role with the team, and we agreed it’s the right time to head in a different direction in the best interests of the team.”
“I’d like to thank David for his significant contribution, in particular in the role he has played in helping develop a core group of Australian pace bowlers.”
“I wish David all the best for the next chapter in his coaching career.”
Saker said he had enjoyed his time with the Australian Men’s Team.
"I'd like to thank Cricket Australia for the opportunity to help coach the Australian Men's Team over the past three seasons," Saker said.
"I've enjoyed my time with the team, in particular working closely with a great group of fast bowlers and in time will look forward to a new coaching role."
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