Australian cricket icon Matthew Hayden has launched a stunning attack on senior Australian players over a reported meeting to decide the future of coach Justin Langer.
Hayden on Thursday night went on radio to defend his former teammate and opening partner before turning a flamethrower on players reported to be disgruntled about Langer’s attitude.
A dismal showing on Australia’s recent tours against the West Indies and Bangladesh, which resulted in Langer’s troops winning just one game out of five, has amplified the criticised leadership methods of the 50-year-old.
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley made a public show of support for Langer on Wednesday, but it has now emerged that he is reported to have contacted senior players directly just hours later in an attempt to mend the growing rift between Langer and the dressing room.
The Australian first reported Hockley and Chairman…