Melbourne, March.1 (ANI): Australian assistant bowling coach Craig McDermott has admitted that he will step down from his job following next week’s World T20 in India, in order to focus on his cricket academy.
McDermott, who took over as Australia’s bowling coach in October 2013, runs cricket academies in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. He also acts as a coaching consultant around the world.
Reflecting on his decision, McDermott insisted that he had thoroughly enjoyed working with the Australian team, but added that it was the right time to concentrate on his academy business and other work opportunities away from the game, news.com.au reported.
The 50-year-old said that he was glad to have been able to contribute towards his side’s victory, adding that he wanted to finish his time with Australia by guiding them to the T20 pinnacle event glory.
Lavishing praise on McDermott, Australian coach Darren Lehmann said that he had made a tremendous contribution to the success of the side and that the bowlers were enormously benefitted from his experience.
The ICC is slated to be held from March 8 , with Australia playing their opening match against New Zealand on March 18 (ANI)