Australia players should have view on whether Justin Langer should continue as coach says ACA chief;

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Australia players should have view on whether Justin Langer should continue as coach says ACA chief;
Australia players should have view on whether Justin Langer should continue as coach says ACA chief;

Australia players should have view on whether Justin Langer should continue as coach says ACA chief;

Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) chief Todd Greenberg has said that senior players have the right to be consulted on the future of head coach Justin Langer.

Langer’s contract is up for renewal later this year, and talk is rife as to whether he will stay on as coach after winning the T20 World Cup and the Ashes.

“I know they’ve spoken to a number of our players, which is good, because players should have a view. But ultimately the players don’t make the sole decision on these things. They’re able to provide some feedback and ultimately these are decisions for the CA board,” Sydney Morning Herald quoted Greenberg as saying.

“One thing you can’t dispute about Justin is he’s a legend of Australian cricket, having played 100 Test matches. He’s done an extremely good job over the last four years as coach, and in the last 12 months has had unbelievably strong success. He’s got a very strong resume. The question that will be on CA’s board is which direction they want to go to next,” he added.

Further talking about the situation regarding Langer, Greenberg said:

“I don’t subscribe to the theme of player power – I haven’t seen that and I certainly don’t feel that in cricket. The players should have a view, and they should be able to provide honest and open feedback. But ultimately we also understand our place. It’s not our decision to make, we’re just part of a bigger set of stakeholders.”

“Cricket is nuanced, it’s different to the winter codes. The coach effectively is the head of the support staff. And is there to ensure the environment gives the players their best chance to succeed. All those things need to be taken into account when you make a decision,” he added.

Langer was reportedly embroiled in a heated exchange with Cricket Australia authorities on Monday. During which he was requested to reapply for the role of head coach. Cricket Australia, on the other hand, has disputed all of these allegations.

After the Sandpaper Gate scandal, which resulted in one-year bans for David Warner. And Steve Smith, Langer was hired as the men’s team coach in 2018.

Australia will play Sri Lanka in a five-match T20I series before heading to Pakistan for a multi-format series.