Justin Langer. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)
Justin Langer. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Australia Test captain Pat Cummins said that Justin Langer should be given clarity over his future as Australia coach. Langer’s contract will be expired in June 2022 but there are rumours floating around his future though ex-Australian players came out in full support for his teammate.

Though Justin Langer made it clear that he loves his job as Australia coach and would like to continue with the team, there is silence from Cricket Australia’s side.

Justin Langer
Justin Langer

Justin Langer’s contract will expire in June 2022

Speaking on the second day of the Ashes, captain Pat Cummins made a diplomatic statement however he urged CA to clear things out as soon as possible.

That’s above my pay grade. We’ll wait and see, it’d be nice to have clarity for everyone, but he’s been doing a fantastic job, we absolutely love JL. He’s been really great through the World Cup and the Ashes. Honestly, it’s not been a talking point at all within the camp. The plan has always been to chat about it after the Ashes, so the powers that be, I’m sure, will chat at some stage. But he’s been fantastic for us and the boys love having him around.” Pat Cummins said.
Under the guidance of Justin Langer, Australia retained the Ashes in England for the first time since 2001. Also, Australia won their maiden Men’s T20 World Cup title last under his coaching as well.
CA chief executive Nick Hockley hasn’t made any official statement yet, though there are speculations that both parties will discuss things post the Ashes.
Earlier Australia’s legendary captain Steve Waugh also urged Cricket Australia to make things clear about his future. Steve Waugh also worked with the team in Ashes 2019 when Langer asked him to join the team as a consultant.
“Position in doubt? Influenced the culture and character of the team after the Cape Town debacle. Coached the team to a winning World Cup 20/20 and now to a commanding Ashes victory. Time to put the rumours and innuendo to rest. #respect #culture #character” Steve Waugh posted on his Instagram page.