Disgraceful treatment of Justin Langer, he left Australian cricket on top of world, says Brad Hogg

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Disgraceful treatment of Justin Langer, he left Australian cricket on top of world, says Brad Hogg

Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg slammed Cricket Australia for their handling of Justin Langer.

His remark came after Langer quit as the senior men’s team coach. Cricket Australia accepted Justin Langer’s resignation as head coach of the men’s squad on Saturday.

“Justin was offered a short-term extension to his current contract, which sadly he has opted not to accept,” stated an official Cricket Australia release. “Disgraceful treatment of Langer. Would love to know what Langer’s KPIs were when he took over the basket case left from South Africa? He left Australian cricket on top of the world from disaster. Great job mate,” Hogg tweeted.

Justin’s contract extension was the result of a thorough review process that evaluated many factors including the team’s future needs and the approaching large fixture schedule. The CA Board authorised the extension, which was presented to Justin last night. It included the chance to defend their T20 World Cup crown in Australia later this year.

After the Sandpaper Gate scandal, which resulted in one-year bans for David Warner. And Steve Smith, Langer appointed as the men’s team coach in 2018. Australia won the T20 World Cup in 2021 and subsequently the Ashes under Langer’s leadership.

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has previously stated that Justin Langer’s departure as head coach is a sad day for Australian cricket.

“It is a really sad day as far as Australian cricket is concerned and if you look back it has been a really poor six months on the whole in the way that Cricket Australia has handled some of the better people in the Australian cricket – Justin Langer and Tim Paine – and I think it’s been almost embarrassing the way they have handled those two cases,” Ponting told ABC Radio, as reported by ESPNcricinfo.

“He mustn’t have had the full backing of the board. Me knowing Justin the way that I do, he was very keen to continue in the role. As he should have been after what’s been the best coaching period of his international career. After winning the T20 World Cup and then the 4-0 result in the Ashes,” he added.

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