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May 26 (Reuters) – Justin Langer has criticised the politics at Cricket Australia (CA), 4 months just after he resigned from his function as national group coach.
Langer led Australia to their 1st 2020 World Cup title previous yr prior to overseeing a 4- demolition of England in the Ashes but he was provided only a small-expression extension this calendar year.
Primary previous Australia players, like Langer’s crew mates Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden, experienced expressed disappointment at his treatment method.
Langer stated that soon after he quit he recalled a discussion with CA’s interim chairman Richard Freudenstein, who was not delighted with the media coverage favouring the former batsman.
“The very first thing he explained to me was ‘It ought to make you feel so great that all your mates are supporting you in the media,'” Langer mentioned at a Chamber of Commerce celebration in Perth, as documented by Australian media.
“I explained, ‘Yeah, it is, performing chairman. But with all due respect, individuals mates are also the all-time greats of Australian cricket. They are the material of Australian cricket, they are Australian cricket.
“So yeah, I am happy my mates are hunting following me. Visualize if you experienced have’.
“Ironically, the very last 6 months of my coaching profession ended up the most enjoyable period of time of 12 many years of coaching. Not only did we win all the things, but I experienced electrical power, I had target and I was content — aside from the bullshit politics.”
CA was not instantly available for remark.
Langer’s resignation came a day after his England counterpart Chris Silverwood remaining his career and the Australian was connected with the vacant role which eventually went to New Zealander Brendon McCullum.
“I have hardly ever spoken to English cricket,” Langer reported. “The considered of coaching England… mate!”
(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru, enhancing by Ed Osmond)
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