- Darren Lehmann is set to resign as the Australian cricket team’s head coach in next 24 hours
- The verdict on Darren Lehmann ball tampering scnadal is expected in next few hours with Cricket Australia officials investigating the matter with great concern
- Ricky Ponting, Justin Langer, and Jason Gillespie have been shortlisted as the next possible Australian coach
In today’s latest cricket news, The current Australian cricket team’s coach Darren Lehmann is set to resign in next 24 hours becoming the first big casualty of the Australian and Darren Lehmann ball tampering scandal in the 3rd test match against South Africa at Newlands, Capetown. Following the aftermath where Steve Smith admitted to ball tampering and called it a decision taken by the “Leadership Group”, many have been asking for Lehmann’s removal as Australia’s head coach.
According to the latest cricket news from Australia, Lehmann will resign as the head coach of the Australian side before the 4th test match vs South Africa after serving 5 years at the helm where he won 2 Ashes and the coveted ICC World Cup title in 2015. Lehmann was brought in 2013 after the team was going through another meltdown with then-coach Mickey Arthur. In came Darren Lehmann and the reason behind Lehmann’s appointment was to bring hardship and the ruthless Australian culture back in their game.
Darren Lehmann to resign in next 24 hours
Darren Lehman is set to resign as the coach of Australian cricket team Cricket Australia (CA) officials are in South Africa at the moment and are set to release their verdict on the accused Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft. Lehmann was seen talking on the walky-talky in this entire Darren Lehmann ball tampering scandal when Bancroft’s video of misbehaving with the ball was caught on camera. Lehmann was quick to pass the word to the 12th man Peter Handscomb who then rushed on to the field to inform Bancroft the same. This Australian side has pushed the boundaries of fair play under Lehmann and the ball tampering scandal could bring the house down for the former Australian batsman and his role as the Australian cricket team’s coach.
Lehmann responsible for the Ball Tampering scandal
We are yet to hear any Darren Lehmann news on this entire saga as Lehmann is yet to make a public announcement since the ball tampering scandal with claims being made that Lehmann was not even aware of the entire saga. However, being the head coach of Australian cricket team, it was Lehmann’s responsibility to bring a fair culture to the team and if he was not aware of the entire theatrics then it is as good as failing to control the action of his players. Reports back in Australia claim that Cricket Australia (CA) have shortlisted Ricky Ponting as their next head coach with Justin Langer and Jason Gillespie also linked with the task of being the next coach of the Australian side.
Both Smith and Warner to get 1-year ban
Apart from Lehmann, the obvious culprits in this entire ball tampering scandal are Australia’s captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner who are facing severe punishments as Cricket Australia (CA) are set to release their verdict later today. Both Smith and Warner are set to lose their lucrative sponsorship deals as well miss out on the cash-laden Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 11. Rajasthan Royals have already removed Steve Smith as their captain and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) could follow suit in coming days with David Warner. The entire “Darren Lehmann ball tampering” scandal will definitely jolt the roots of Australian cricket which can be curbed down by taking stern actions against the accused offenders.
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