Australian cricket team head coach Justin Langer resigned from his post on Saturday, unhappy with the short-term contract extension offered by Cricket Australia (CA) after a marathon seven-hour board meeting.
The 51-year-old ends his successful stint with the Australian team which lasted over three years. The company that handles Justin Langer confirmed the news with a social media post.
"DSEG confirms that our client Justin Langer has this morning tendered his resignation as coach of the Australian men's cricket team," Dynamic Sports & Entertainment group, Langer's management firm, said in a social media post.
"The resignation follows a meeting with Cricket Australia last evening. The resignation is effective immediately."
Justin Langer was brought in after the infamous sandpaper gate following which the Australian batsman had to rebuild the team. He took over the team from Darren Lehmann who along with Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft had to face the brunt because of the infamous incident.
He will always be remembered as a successful coach as he helped Australia reach the number one ranking in Test cricket and Australia won the Ashes 4-0. During his tenure, Australia also managed to win their
His 55.5 per cent win record in test cricket is second only to John Buchanan among all Australian coaches.
Langer also led Australia's first retention of the Ashes in England in 18 years in 2019, before winning the series 4-0 this summer, as well as claiming a maiden T20 World Cup title.