Resigned from his position as the head coach of Australian Cricket team after the ball-tampering incident in South Africa, Darren Lehmann has started moving on in life. His contract with Cricket Australia(CA) was originally supposed to expire at the end of 2019 Ashes in England but he thought the time was right for someone else to guide Australia's future, feeling extremely disappointed with the allegations that were made on him regarding his role in the ill-thought-out team plan.
Lehmann can't stay away from the game that serves his livelihood, though, as he signed a deal with Macquarie Sports Radio to join as an expert and commentator.
Talking about this new venture, Lehmann was quoted saying, "I'm excited to be joining Macquarie Radio's Summer of Cricket and can't wait to get started, It's a great team and we're going to have a lot of fun. It's an opportunity for me to share an insight into how the Australian team runs and the intricacies of each player. I love the game I played and coached and want to see it continue to grow. I love the players; always have and always will. Go Aussies!"
Ever since that embarrassing episode in South Africa, Lehmann has been working with Australia's future stars at the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane under National Performance Program head coach Troy Cooley. Lehmann's tenure with CA is set to conclude in October.
In June, CA signed six-year deals with Macquarie, ABC and Crocmedia for the radio rights to broadcast cricket in Australia. Macquarie Sports Radio is set to cover men's and women's international cricket, as well as the KFC Big Bash League, which kicks off on December 19 at the Gabba where the Brisbane Heat host the Adelaide Strikers.
(Inputs from Cricket.com.au)