Months out from a summer that will include both a T20 World Cup and an Ashes series, the blowtorch is well and truly on Australian men’s coach Justin Langer.
Langer’s close friend and former teammate Adam Gilchrist has warned the media that reports of uncertainty surrounding his position as coach have the potential to “derail the summer”.
Reports of unrest during Langer’s tenure are well-documented, however alleged incidents inside the men’s camp are not just limited to players.
The Age reported last week that Langer and team manager Gavin Dovey had a recent heated confrontation with a Cricket Australia (CA) staffer.
The exchange with the staffer, which was described in The Age report as “animated”, concerned the publication of a video on CA’s website of the victorious Bangladesh squad singing their team song after they clinched a T20 series win over Australia.