Sydney, Sep 27(ANI): Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) head coach Troy Cooley has been named interim head coach for Australia’s upcoming tour of South Africa.
However, Cooley says that he will only perform a caretaker role and will not be applying for the full-time head coach job.
The 45-year-old was Australia’s bowling coach from 2006 until this year’s World Cup.
In 2009, he had coached Australia for the last three ODI in Australia’s 6-1 series victory over England in England and was in charge of the Australia A’s tour of Zimbabwe in July this year.
“Troy has filled this role successfully in the past, and has worked extensively with all players within the Australian set-up,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted CA’s General Manager Cricket Michael Brown, as saying in a statement.
“Troy has advised that he will not be an applicant for the head coach role, given his significant and important duties at the CoE,” he added.
As acting coach, Cooley will also be an acting national selector, including for the South Africa Twenty20 and ODI squad selections due to be announced later this week. (ANI)