McDermott new Aussie bowling coach
Former Test paceman Craig McDermott has beaten a strong international
field to become the Australian team's new bowling coach, Cricket
Australia said on Thursday.
CA also announced that former Test opener Justin Langer has been
re-appointed as team assistant coach to head coach Tim Nielsen for
another 12 months.
McDermott, 46, who took 291 wickets at 28.63 in 71 Tests between 1984
and 1996, replaces Troy Cooley in the role after Cooley became the
Centre of Excellence head coach following last summer's failed Ashes
campaign against England.
"His impressive record as an international player, during which he
successfully overcame a number of setbacks, combined with his recent
record at the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence and with the
Australia team in Bangladesh, all impressed us that he was the
outstanding candidate for this role," CA general manager Michael Brown
"He will provide valuable support to the new Test captain Michael
Clarke, coach Tim Nielsen and the playing group." AFP