Sporting News – David Saker has resigned from his assistant coach position for the Australian men’s cricket team, effective immediately.

Summary

  • David Saker has resigned from his assistant coach position for the Australian men’s cricket team, effective immediately.
  • The news of Saker’s departure after three years, announced Thursday morning via a release, opens the door for the return of Troy Cooley, former bowling coach for England during the early 00s, and later Australia, before taking up the role of Cricket Australia XI coach.
  • “David and I have had ongoing discussions over the past nine months about his role with the team, and we agreed it’s the right time to head in a different direction in the best interests of the team,” head coach Justin Langer said.
  • “I’d like to thank Cricket Australia for the opportunity to help coach the Australian Men’s Team over the past three seasons,” Saker said.
  • Perhaps it’s coincidence, but Mitchell Starc’s admission that NSW bowling coach Andre Adams had helped fuel his Canberra resurgence seem damning in light of this news.


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