Fox Sports Australia – The Australian’s Peter Lalor reports Langer wants to bolster his coaching squad by adding Ponting and fellow Aussie great Simon Katich to the mix, but has been unable to compete with the money the pair are able to earn through television deals and overseas coaching.

Summary

  • The Australian’s Peter Lalor reports Langer wants to bolster his coaching squad by adding Ponting and fellow Aussie great Simon Katich to the mix, but has been unable to compete with the money the pair are able to earn through television deals and overseas coaching.
  • Cricket Australia’s inability to secure the signatures of Ponting and Katich, who both have deals with Channel 7, has exposed a broader “crisis” of retiring cricket greats choosing to chase careers in media over coaching.
  • The report claims the dollars involved with professional cricket coaching in Australia are simply not competitive with other options available for Aussie cricket greats.
  • Langer is reportedly the highest-earning coach Australia has ever had, with an annual salary of $1 million — but he is trumped by several players in the Aussie squad, including star Glenn Maxwell, who have played just a handful of international matches in 2018.
  • Maxwell’s superior salary to Langer is just one of several startling revelations in The Australian’s report, including:— Highly rated Aussie coach Jason Gillespie earns more coaching Sussex in the English County competition than he would if he returned to coach in Australia‘VERY CLEVER’: How stump mics have played into Paine’s hands— One of the Big Bash franchise coaches last summer earned just $30,000; and— Australian batting coach Michael Di Veneto left to join Surrey in 2016 because Cricket Australia refused to pay an additional $50,000.


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