Ian Chappell hits out at Justin Langer’s “PR machine” and defends Pat Cummins

Ian Chappell has slammed the ” Justin Langer PR machine” within the wake of his choice to stop as Australia head coach.

Langer stood down from his function on Saturday, rejecting a short-term contract extension and citing a lack of support from senior players, support staff and the board as the rationale behind his choice.

Since information of his resignation broke, Langer has been publicly backed by a number of former teammates together with Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne.

Numerous these ex-players have criticised the present Australia stars for to not publicly backing Langer as coach, with present Check captain Pat Cummins bearing the brunt of the criticism.

Pat Cummins has been criticised following Justin Langer’s choice to stop as Australia coach
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Mitchell Johnson specifically launched a scathing attack on Cummins, calling him ‘gutless’ for failing to ‘endorse an extension for Langer’.

Chappell, nonetheless, has defended Cummins, insisting the captain has ‘been as trustworthy as you will be on this type of factor’.

Chatting with Wide World of Sports, Chappell mentioned: “It is simple to lambast Cricket Australia, as a result of they don’t seem to be excellent, and it was solely to be anticipated, their response.

“However what annoys me is 2 issues – the very fact Pat Cummins, who has most likely been as trustworthy as you will be on this type of factor, that he is copped a little bit of a pasting… and the Justin Langer PR machine has been at work, and in numerous instances that is been believed.

“They [former players] are going to do what they will do, that’s totally as much as them.”

Chappell additionally believes that Cummins deserves to have a say in who coaches the Check crew, including: “Inside cause I feel the captain has obtained to get the coach that he will get on with, and works properly with.

Ian Chappell has defended Cummins
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“I simply do not perceive why a captain is not going to have any enter into the coach. Why, for example, do you appoint a brand new captain after which he is obtained to have the earlier coach? He would not get any say in it, properly that is bollocks in my view.

“Pat Cummins will know much more about cricket than the [administrators] at Cricket Australia on the board. Pat Cummins would know extra about cricket than most.”

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