Days after saying he was ‘open to advice’ on separate coaches for Test and limited squads following the controversial exit of head coach Justin Langer, the new chairman of Cricket Australia (CA) , Lachlan Henderson, said on Wednesday that the coaching role “will not be divided”.
A report in SEN’s Whateley quoting Henderson on Wednesday said Langer’s replacement as head coach “will oversee the testing and limited overtaking teams”.
Former cricketer Andrew McDonald has been appointed as the team’s interim coach for the Test and limited tour of Pakistan in March-April and CA is expected to bring in a full-time coach while the team plays in the subcontinent.
Henderson said on Wednesday that “We’ve been clear that one head coach is what we’re going to appoint. We need to work with who is appointed to figure out how that might play out on the track, so we’ll think about the how things have gone in the past.
“It should be emphasized that this is an incredibly busy schedule over the next 12-18 months and the appointed head coach will have a say in the event he is unavailable for every aspect of that schedule,” said added Henderson.
On the duration of the process of appointing a new head coach, the report quoting Henderson said: “This process is ongoing and it is happening as we speak. There will be an appointment made at an appropriate time, but it won’t be a long process. It is likely that the appointment will be made well after the players and team arrive in Pakistan. I don’t have the exact date on me, but I know the process has started .
Former England coach Trevor Bayliss, former South African fly-half Gary Kirsten and several other former cricketers and coaches have been linked with the Australian coaching job.
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