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Mickey Arthur slams ‘boorish’ Australia cricketers

SYDNEY: Former Australia and current Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur on Thursday slammed Australia’s players as “boorish and arrogant” and accused them and governing body Cricket Australia of being unwilling to improve the culture within the game. The South African, the first foreigner to hold the post, was sacked on the eve of the Ashes series in 2013 and replaced by current coach Darren Lehmann. Now coaching Pakistan, he said the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, which saw captain Steve Smith and vice-captain…

Darren Lehmann quits as Australian head coach

JOHANNESBURG: Darren Lehmann will step down as head coach of Australia at the end of the fourth Test against South Africa. Lehmann had been cleared of any wrongdoing in the ball-tampering scandal, with the coach having had no knowledge of what Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft, and David Warner were planning. Reading from a prepared statement, Lehmann said his decision to quit was tough but voluntary: “I just want to let you know this will be by my last Test as head coach if the Australian cricket team as I’m stepping…

Australia coach Lehmann to resign after ball tampering scandal

SYDNEY: Darren Lehmann will step down as coach of Australia before the fourth Test against South Africa begins on Friday, according to a report in Britain's Daily Telegraph, as the fall-out from the ball-tampering scandal continued on Tuesday. Australia was plunged into turmoil after captain Steve Smith admitted on Saturday that senior players conspired with opening batsman Cameron Bancroft to tamper with the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Smith has been fined and suspended from the…

Australia coach Lehmann to step down in 2019

MELBOURNE: Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann will not seek to renew his contract when his current deal expires at the end of 2019, he said in an interview aired Monday. Lehmann outlined his plans to Fox Sports, declaring the English summer season in 18 months will be his last hurrah. Australia will seek to defend their World Cup title in the first half of the 2019 English season before playing an Ashes Test series. "That will be it," Lehmann said when asked whether he will seek a new contract beyond 2019.…