MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia check captain Pat Cummins praised Justin Langer for doing a “improbable” job as head coach however stated it was solely truthful for Cricket Australia to conduct an analysis course of earlier than making a choice on renewing his contract.
Langer, whose contract is ready to expire mid-yr, is hoping for an extension regardless of no gamers endorsing him publicly to proceed within the position.
“It lies in Cricket Australia’s arms. JL (Langer) has been doing a improbable job. He has been there for 4 years,” Cummins advised reporters on Thursday.
“His contract is clearly up quickly. So they’re simply going by an analysis course of for the time being, which I feel is truthful and the suitable factor to do.
“We all get evaluated on a regular basis as cricketers, it is a part of a excessive performance surroundings.”
Australian media reported this week that Langer reacted angrily throughout a latest assembly with Cricket Australia over his contract and had been requested to reapply for the position.
CA refuted the studies.
Senior gamers and Cricket Australia managers met final yr amid studies Langer’s intense teaching type had rubbed gamers the improper method.
Australia’s teaching set-up was subsequently tweaked, with Langer taking much less of a arms-on position and assistants Andrew McDonald and Michael Di Venuto taking a higher share of the teaching burden.
Under the brand new association, Australia received their first T20 World Cup in November and thrashed England 4-0 within the Ashes over the house summer season.
Former Australia captain Mark Taylor, who served on Cricket Australia’s board, stated the governing physique ought to have resolved Langer’s contract scenario by now.
“There’s too many ‘ifs’ now and never sufficient ‘this is what’s going to occur’,” Taylor advised radio station Triple M.
“First and foremost take care of the incumbent and a legend of the sport in Justin Langer after which announce the opposite coach — if that’s what’s going to occur.”
(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Peter Rutherford)