Sport Cricket Darren Lehmann to quit as Aust coach in 2019
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Darren Lehmann to quit as Aust coach in 2019

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Lehmann plans to quit as Australian cricket coach after his contract expires. Photo: Getty
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Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann plans to hand over the reins at the end of 2019, saying his current contract will be his last.

“That will be it,” Lehmann told Fox Sports in an interview on Christmas Day.
“It will be a case of too much time, too much travel.

“For me, I’ve had a great time and really enjoyed the role and [I’m] loving it still.

“We’ll just get to that point and work out what we do from there.”

The former Test batsman last year extended his contract until October 2019 and says he won’t seek a new deal.

His final year in charge will include Australia’s title defence at the one-day international World Cup and then an Ashes series.

Lehmann, 47, became Australia coach in 2013 after the sacking of Mickey Arthur.

His record at the helm includes victory in the 2015 World Cup, winning two Ashes series at home and losing two in the UK.

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