Justin Langer to replace Darren Lehmann as Australian coach

  • Justin Langer to replace Darren Lehmann as Australian coach

Justin Langer to replace Darren Lehmann as Australian coach

Australia has reportedly chosen its new coach following the explosive fallout to March's ball-tampering controversy which saw popular coach Darren Lehmann resign.

In the aftermath of the Sandpaper gate fiasco, Coach Darren Lehmann chose to step down after sustained pressure from Cricket Australia, the Australian government and the media.

Chappell said Gillespie's integrity as a player, along with the former Test bowler's success at the helm of Yorkshire where he won two County championships, should make him the preferred candidate. "We expect to have a clearer understanding of the approach and appointment timelines following this meeting", the spokesperson added.

File image of Justin Langer.

A Cricket Australia spokesman told The West Australian that an appointment will most likely be made by the start of May.

The national body hurriedly released a statement saying the process for appointing a new coach would be discussed by its board on Friday, after The Western Australian reported Langer would take the reins.

"After seeing events in the media today with Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft, the feeling is that Australian cricket needs to move forward and this is the right thing to do".

"The complication is that I love my job". I love being on the board of the West Coast Eagles [Australian rules football team]. "I love being with my family all the time", he said. I love working at the WACA, and working with the Scorchers. I am a Perth boy and I love being home.

CA chief executive James Sutherland said there would be no rush to make an appointment after Lehmann opted to walk away.

Smith and Warner were handed 12-month bans, while Bancroft was suspended for nine months.

Calls for a complete overhaul of Australia's team culture following the Cape Town tampering mess ran like wildfire following Lehmann's teary resignation.