Mickey Arthur named new Australia coach
“Cricket Australia has appointed former South African and current West Australian coach as Australian head coach, a role which also acts as a selector,” CA said in a statement.
The 43-year-old Arthur, who replaces Tim Nielson, was South Africa's coach from 2005-2010 and has been head coach with the Western Australian Cricket Association Retravision Warriors since 2010.
He came to coaching after a 15-year first-class playing career in South Africa that netted him 6657 first-class runs including 13 centuries, as well as 3774 one-day runs in South Africa's home competition.
Arthur has been contracted to take him through past the end of the next ICC World Cup, due to be staged in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.
“I am honoured and privileged to have another chance to coach an international team, particularly a team of the ilk of Australia,” said Arthur.
“I think I bring a fresh, unblinkered eye to the role after plotting against Australia when coaching South Africa and having now worked within the Australian system with the Warriors. Australia has an abundance of cricket talent and I am confident the talent is there to ensure Australia is successful,” he added.
CA Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland said Arthur would be in the role in time for the first Test against New Zealand due to start in Brisbane on December 1. "The position is a
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