Justin Langer named as new Australia coach

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Justin Langer named as new Australia coach

ISLAMABAD: Former Australian opener Justin Langer has been named Australia's new head coach.

He takes responsibility at a time of crisis following the 12-month suspensions of ex-captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner over a ball-tampering scandal which also saw previous coach Darren Lehmann quit.

The 47 year old Justin Langer, in a media talk, has vowed to fix the scandal-hit Australian cricket team's behaviour and win back the lost respect.

He will take over the role on May 22 for a four-year term which takes in two Ashes series, a World Cup and a World Twenty20 tournament. APP/AFP