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Friday, February 8, 2019

Cricket Australia says bowling coach David Saker resigns

Cricket Australia says bowling coach David Saker has announced his immediate resignation. The cricket body confirmed in a statement on Thursday that Saker would leave the post after a home season in which Australia's fast bowlers were criticized for going six test matches without an lbw decision against India and Sri Lanka. Head coach Justin Langer said he reached a mutual agreement with Saker, a former England bowling coach, that it was time for the pair to part ways. "David and I have had ongoing discussions over the past nine months about his role with the team, and we agreed it's the right time to head in a different direction in the best interests of the team," Langer said in the statement.