Cricket Australia denied claim of Justin Langer being asked to apply for head coach position again;

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Cricket Australia denied claim of Justin Langer being asked to apply for head coach position again;
Cricket Australia denied claim of Justin Langer being asked to apply for head coach position again;

Cricket Australia denied claim of Justin Langer being asked to apply for head coach position again;

Cricket Australia denied on Tuesday that head coach Justin Langer had asked to reapply for for head coach role.

Langer’s contract is up for renewal later this year, and speculations are rife as to whether he will stay on as coach after winning the T20 World Cup and the Ashes. On Monday, Australian media reported that Langer involved in a heated exchange with Cricket Australia officials where he asked re-apply for the head coach position.

“While we do not comment on confidential conversations, we felt on this occasion it was important to correct the record. Among other false claims, we reject outright the assertion that the meeting was fiery or heated and that Justin was asked to reapply for his job,” Cricket Australia said in a statement, as reported by cricket.com.au.

“Justin has always contracted as Head Coach through to the middle of this year. And we have consistently maintained that discussions around the future of the role. That would commence following the conclusion of the men’s Ashes series. Friday’s meeting was the first time that we had the opportunity to meet together in person. Or reflect on the team’s success and discuss the road ahead. We will continue with this process and make an announcement once it is complete,” it added.

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

Australia will next lock horns against Sri Lanka in a five-match T20I series. Before heading to Pakistan for a multi-format series.