CA appoints Andrew Mcdonald as Australia's full time head coach
Andrew Mcdonald takes over as full-time Australia head coach
Cricket Australia have confirmed the appointment of Andrew Mcdonald as the full time, all-format head coach of the Australia’s men cricket team. The 40 year old has been serving as the interim coach following Justin Langer’s resignation in early February. After a successful tour of Pakistan in which the former victorian supervised victories in the One dayers and Tests, Mcdonald has been offered a 4 year contract.
Andrew has already shown he is an outstanding Head Coach and the vision he outlined for the role during the appointment process was both impressive and exciting, making him our clear choice," CA chief Nick Hockley said "We are proud of the way the team played and the respect shown throughout the tour of Pakistan under the leadership of Andrew, Pat [Cummins] and Aaron [Finch] and really pleased Andrew is taking on the role permanently."
Mcdonald expressed his elation in a statement saying he is beyond honoured to be presented with the opportunity "My plan is to build on the growth, depth and experience of the squad while working collectively with the group and across the game," he said."There are many challenges in the short-term which I know excites the leadership group, the players and the staff. I'd also like to thank my family for their support."
With away tests in Sri Lanka, India followed by the World T20 Series at home, Mcdonald has a challenging twelve months period ahead of him.
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