A leading Australian website has claimed that the current coach Langer is likely to be fired by this Friday. The talks of Langer’s coaching extension have been going on for a while and reports emerged earlier that the coach reacted angrily when Cricket Australia offered him a short deal and asked him to reapply for the position again.
After Fox Sports broke the story about a secret meeting between Langer and CA officials where things got heated, Cricket Australia released a statement and clarified that the reporting of Fox sports has been far from reality.
“There were a number of inaccuracies in a story written by Tom Morris on the Fox Sports website on Monday concerning a meeting between Australian men’s team Head Coach Justin Langer, Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley and EGM of High Performance and National Teams Ben Oliver on Friday,” the statement read.
“While we do not comment on confidential conversations, we felt on this occasion it was important to correct the record. Among other false claims, we reject outright the assertion that the meeting was fiery or heated and that Justin was asked to reapply for his job.”
According to Wisden, Fox Sports has stood firm on their exclusive reporting about the exchange that took place between Langer and CA officials. Several former players want Langer to reappointed whereas there are some who want Langer to leave the tenure on a high after winning the T20 World cup and Ashes.