Sport Cricket Darren Lehmann in new role with Cricket Australia

Darren Lehmann in new role with Cricket Australia

Darren Lehmann
Darren Lehmann will be back working at Cricket Australia later this month. Photo: Getty
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Just six weeks after standing down as coach of the Australian team, Darren Lehmann has landed a new contract role with Cricket Australia in the national performance program.

CA’s website carried a story with the news, saying Lehmann would work under national performance program head coach Troy Cooley.

The likes of former players Ryan Harris and Chris Rogers also oversee the development of the squad.

He will work in the role until October, focusing largely on the program, but also other pathways in the CA set-up.

Lehmann left his position as national coach on March 29, in the wake of the ball-tampering fiasco in South Africa that resulted in year-long bans for captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner.

He chose to resign despite being cleared of any wrongdoing during a saga which has resulted in a review of CA’s methods, and changes too at International Cricket Council level in the way instances of ball-tampering are policed.

Cooley said it was great to have Lehmann on board.

“I had a good chat with ‘Boof’ (Lehmann) and he was really keen to continue his coaching,” Cooley told

“And what a great opportunity – having his expert skills in the areas that we need.

“He’ll work with our targeted group of NPS players, but we’ll also have our specialist blocks come in; so his first four weeks will coincide with our spin program, which involves eight spinners from around the country plus the 10 NPS players.

“They’ll all be able to talk to Darren about playing on subcontinental wickets, get his T20 thoughts, one-day and long-format thoughts about how to play and how to adjust your training.”

Lehmann starts the role on May 28.