McDermott Resigns as Bowling Coach

Craig McDermott has stepped down from his role as the bowling coach of the Australia Cricket Team after only a year in the job and the reason that he has cited for stepping down is that he cannot cope with the amount of travel involved in a job like this, according to sources in Cricket Australia. The resignation has already been accepted by the Aussie cricket board that is currently looking for replacements as of now.

According to the statement that the former Aussie national team bowler e-mailed to Cricket Australia, he said that he had looked at the schedule of the side in the upcoming months and felt that this was the best decision taken from his own personal as well as professional point of view.

The 47 year old McDermott took over from Troy Cooley as the bowling coach of the Australia Cricket Team just 12 months back and according to the national team coach Mickey Arthur, he completely turned around the bowling attack of the misfiring team, which was manifested in the way The Baggie Greens thrashed the newly crowned world champions India 4-0 in the Test series at home.

The source inside Cricket Australia did say that McDermott will, however, act in his role as the consultant for the Centre of Excellence and will provide his inputs at the facility that functions in Brisbane. It is being believed that Cricket Australia will sound out Geoff Lawson, who has been made consultant of the Afghanistan Cricket Team at the Under 19 level after the Under 19 Cricket World Cup.

The Australia Cricket Team recently returned from a Test series in the West Indies and will play One Day Internationals in England and the Twenty 20 World Cup in Sri Lanka before a tour of India and England next year.

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