Justin Langer
Justin Langer. Image credits: Cricket Australia.

Justin Langer has submitted his resignation to Cricket Australia (CA) on Saturday, confirming that he will be stepping down as the head coach of the Australian Men’s cricket team with immediate effect.

The decision was announced by his management firm, following which Langer’s manager, James Henderson, made a statement, confirming the same.

As a player, Justin retired on top after a 5-0 Ashes whitewash. Today, despite the views of a faceless few, he finishes his time as Australian cricket coach winning the T20 World Cup and the Ashes. Lest we forget what JL took over in 2018,” Henderson said.

Justin Langer-Pat Cummins
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As per Cricbuzz, Langer had a lengthy meeting with the CA board on Friday and the two parties involved could not reach an agreement. Although CA offered a short-term contract, Langer wasn’t interested and he had to take a final call.

“We are extremely proud of his achievements since he took over in 2018” – CA CEO on Justin Langer

CA CEO Nick Hockley admitted that Langer was instrumental in restoring Australia’s status as a cricketing powerhouse, especially after the 2018 Sandpaper Gate which rocked the Aussies.

Justin has been an outstanding coach of the Australian men’s team over the past four years. He has restored the trust in the team and his legacy is assured. We are extremely proud of his achievements since he took over in 2018, including the recent T20 World Cup victory and Ashes success.”

Justin Langer
Justin Langer (Image Credit: Twitter)

We are naturally disappointed Justin has decided against continuing as a coach but respect his decision and wish him all the best in the future. I would like to sincerely thank Justin and also his family for all that they have given to Australian cricket over the past four years, for which we remain eternally grateful,” Hockley said.

Langer’s stint as the head coach ended with a 4-0 Ashes series win at home.

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