Women's Coach withdraws -
"Surprise" replacement named
the Coach of the Australian Women's World Cup team, has withdrawn
from the position. In what has been described by some to be a
very big surprise, the Australian Indoor Cricket Federation has
named Ross Collins as Brad's replacement.
Brad has had extensive experience as coach and player at the international
level. However, it is unclear at this stage what parallel experience
Ross Collins brings to the position - the AICF lists no "games
played (coached)" for State/Territory or Australia alongside
Ross Collins' name. An oversight perhaps? ... Economic rationalism?
... Or perhaps a brilliant strategical move? Time may well tell
the England Ladies Coach, was asked for his reaction to the news.
He said "It
won't help their preparation, but Australia are so strong on paper
that it shouldn't affect them too much. Brad was a superb coach
but at the end of the day they could be led by Snoopy and still
have a chance. Where it might tell is if things don't go according
to plan in South Africa as the new Coach won't have Brad's experience.
And we will be making every effort to ensure that happens"
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