Rocked by the recent ball-tampering scandal which eclipsed the game of cricket, Cricket Australia (CA) is now looking at new personnel for the coach, captain and vice-captain position.
However, the cricketing body is no hurry to appoint the new personnel ahead of the limited-overs tour to England, as confirmed by CA Chairman, David Peever on Friday.
Following the infamous Sandpaper Gate, Australian skipper Steven Smith and vice-captain David Warner were handed a one-year ban. Moreover, a teary-eyed Australian coach, Darren Lehmann also resigned from his coveted position ahead of his tenure, due until WC2019.
It was during the fourth day of the Cape Town itself that both Smith and Warner stepped down from their esteemed position due to political pressure.
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Since then, Tim Paine has taken over the role of captaincy but was named only as a captain for the Test side.
“The board has asked management to provide recommendations regarding candidates for the men’s head coach, ODI (one-day international) captain and ODI vice-captain,” Cricket Australia (CA) David Peever stated according to Indian Express.
“The board is anticipating receiving these recommendations in the coming weeks. With a view to making appointments ahead of the ODI Tour to the UK. Once these appointments have been endorsed and finalised announcements can then be made.” continued Peever.
Interestingly, there were recent developments regarding Justin Langer being appointed, as the head coach of the Australian team. However, CA was forced to make a statement dismissing the reports.
It is also speculated that Michael Clarke may come back from International retirement. To take over the role of captaincy if asked.
However, Australia’s limited-overs specialist, Aaron Finch has already stated his pleasure to lead his side in the absence of Steven Smith. Finch had already led the Australian T20I side in the absence of Smith and Warner.