Justin Langer has stepped down as the head coach of the Australian men’s cricket team, his management company said on Saturday.
Cricket Australia has today accepted the resignation of men's team head coach Justin Langer. pic.twitter.com/BhjrN9kuF3
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) February 5, 2022
Dynamic Sports & Entertainment Group (DSEG) A leading group in sports and entertainment that has Langer in their client list presented his resignation as coach of the Australian men’s cricket team.
The resignation comes after a meeting with the Australian Cricket Board and is effective immediately. The Aussies head coach’s future had appeared uncertain following the long meeting on Friday. He took the charge of the side after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in 2018. His contract was due to end this year.
Langer had a successful time when he was managing the team after a thrashing 4-0 series win in the 2021-22 Ashes series against England reportedly adopting a more quiet approach at the request of the players.
Multiple media channels reported earlier this week that Justin Langer “reacted angrily” when the likelihood of his reapplying for the role was raised during the meeting with the Cricket Australia high-performance head Ben Oliver and CEO Nick Hockley.
As a player, Langer’s burning intensity helped him achieve great things with the bat. But also appeared to play a key role in his decline. He restored the pride of the Australian cricket team after the ball-tampering scandal in 2018 which was one of the lowest points in their history. During his tenure, he took the team to the top of the ranking in red-ball cricket and won the Ashes this year in some style after winning the T20 World Cup in 2021.