Australia has reportedly chosen Justin Langer — The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (inc.) Patron — as the new head coach, with The Cricket Australia board due to meet on Friday to ratify the decision.
The West Australian reported that Langer will replace outgoing head coach Darren Lehmann, who resigned last month in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal during the Baggie Green’s tour of South Africa.
Geoff Cattach, Chairman of Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.), congratulates Justin Langer on behalf of the Foundation for his appointment.
“Congratulations to our Patron, Justin Langer – on his appointment as coach of the Australian Cricket Team.
“I firmly believe he will bring integrity and experience to the side. We wish him all the best in this challenging position.”
Langer, the former test opening batsman, has coached Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers for the past five seasons, winning three Big Bash League crowns and two one-day titles and has been our patron for 18 years.
Justin, his wife Sue and his three children demonstrate a passionate commitment to the welfare and wellbeing of our young Western Australians.