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  • Mike Hesson replaces Daren Lehmann in Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee

    Dubai: New Zealand’s Mike Hesson today replaced Australian Darren Lehmann as the coach representative in the ICC Cricket Committee led by former India captain Anil Kumble. Lehmann had stepped down as Australia coach in the wake of the ball-tampering controversy in South Africa in March, making him ineligible to be a part of the committee.  Former Australia women’s captain and ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Belinda Clark and Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer

  • Darren Lehmann earns new coaching role with CA

    Melbourne : Forced to step down as Australia’s coach owing to the ball-tampering scandal, Darren Lehmann will now groom young talent as part of a National Performance Programme here, Cricket Australia announced on Wednesday.

  • Darren Lehmann takes on new mentoring role in CA

    Melbourne: Former national team coach Darren Lehmann has been assigned to supervise the development of Australia’s National Performance Squad (NPS) until October, Cricket Australia announced on Wednesday.

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    ‘We will be called great team if we win Test series in India’, says Australia’s new head coach Justin Langer

    Melbourne: Newly appointed coach Justin Langer would only term the current Australian cricket team “great” if they can win a Test series in India in three years time, an encore of the 2004 side of which he was an integral part. Langer, who took over from Darren Lehman, has plenty on his table but for him the tour of the Indian sub-continent will be an ultimate challenge.

  • Australia coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa series

    Johannesburg : A tearful Darren Lehmann said on Thursday he would quit as coach of the scandal-tainted Australia cricket team after the fourth and final Test of the ongoing series in South Africa. “This will be my last Test as head coach of the Australian cricket team,” Lehmann told a press conference on the eve of the match. “Saying goodbye to the players was the toughest thing I have ever had to

  • Ball-tampering row: Tearful Aussie coach Darren Lehmann vows cultural overhaul

    Melbourne: Australian head coach Darren Lehmann has finally broken his silence on the massive ball-tampering scandal, saying that he and his entire cricket team have to change their culture and need to learn from New Zealand the way they play cricket.

  • Why did you cheat Steve Smith, ask budding cricketers

    BRISBANE: Young cricketers across Australia have been swept up in the discontent as politicians, commentators and players demand strong action in the wake of a cheating scandal that has rocked the foundations of a national institution — the country’s cricket team.

  • How Australian coach Darren Lehmann’s ethos hurt Aussie cricket

    Sydney: Coach Darren Lehmann appears to have survived the ball-tampering scandal that has rocked Australian cricket, even as the win-at-all-costs mentality he instilled in the team comes under fresh scrutiny. Lehmann was hailed as a saviour when he took over in 2013, but critics now accuse him of overseeing a toxic culture that has dented the reputation of the famed Baggy Green cap.

  • Ball-tampering row: Smith, Warner, Bancroft removed from fourth test

    Johannesburg: Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday announced that it has found skipper Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft guilty in the ball-tampering scandal, and suspended the trio for the fourth Test in Johannesburg, beginning Friday.

  • Axe looms for Australian coach Darren Lehmann and captain Steve Smith as CA hold crisis talks

    Sydney: The axe was hanging over the head of Australian coach Darren Lehmann and skipper Steve Smith Tuesday with cricket chiefs holding crisis talks in South Africa to deal with an escalating cheating scandal. Cricket Australia (CA) boss James Sutherland, under mounting pressure to come down hard on what Australian media has dubbed a “rotten” team culture, was due in Johannesburg Tuesday where he will meet up with the body’s head of

  • Ricky Ponting named Australia assistant coach for T20s

    Sydney: Ricky Ponting will be an assistant coach during Australia’s Twenty20 international series against England and New Zealand next month, Cricket Australia said today. The former Australia captain will work under head coach Darren Lehmann, while Troy Cooley and Matthew Mott will help out during the series.

  • Darren Lehmann to step down in 2019

    Melbourne : Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann will not seek to renew his contract when his current deal expires at the end of 2019, he said in an interview aired on Monday.

  • Australian coach Darren Lehmann to step down in 2019

    Melbourne: Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann will not seek to renew his contract when his current deal expires at the end of 2019, he said in an interview aired today. Lehmann outlined his plans to Fox Sports, declaring the English summer season in 18 months will be his last hurrah. Australia will seek to defend their World Cup title in the first half of the 2019 English season before playing Ashes Test

  • England’s alcohol issues no joke, says Lehmann

    Perth : Australia coach Darren Lehmann says England’s latest alcohol-fuelled indiscretion is no laughing matter and his team are not relishing the tourists’ misfortunes.

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    Australian coach Darren Lehmann says he may ditch limited-overs role

    Sydney: Australia coach Darren LehmannTuesday said an increasingly punishing cricket calendar may leave him with “no choice” but to hand over responsibility for the country’s one-day and Twenty20 sides, leaving him to focus solely on Tests. Health issues and a heavy workload has seen the 47-year-old miss several one-day and Twenty20 series in recent years, including the just-ended limited-overs tour of India.

  • Lehmann disappointed with Kohli’s comment

    New Delhi : Australia coach Darren Lehmann on Wednesday said he is disappointed with India captain Virat Kohli for declaring that he is no longer friends with Australian players after an aggressively-contested Test series.

  • ‘Must apply Dubai lessons to save Test’

    “We’ve got to cope with it as best we can and come up with a plan, and we’ve done a lot of practice in those conditions so I’m really confident they can do the job and see how they go. Be a great challenge for them,” Lehmann told reporters at the end of the fourth day’s play. (more…)