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Australian Cricket: CA deny Langer rift reports

Cricket Australia have dismissed reports claiming a fiery meeting took place with coach Justin Langer and say he has not been asked to reapply for his job.

Australia are priced at 10/3 to win the T20 World Cup later this year but there is still a question mark over whether Langer will remain as coach.

Successful summer

Langer has overseen a hugely successful six months which began with glory at the T20 World Cup and finished with Australia smashing England 4-0 in the Ashes series.

Even so there is a question mark over the future of Langer who will fall out of contract in June and has yet to agree a new one.

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There has been talk of a reshuffle that could result in Cricket Australia splitting the coaching roles between red-ball and white-ball cricket.

It has been suggested that Langer could step away altogether but talks are still ongoing between the coach and CA CEO Nick Hockley.

Reports denied

Reports have claimed that the latest meeting with Hockley became heated when Langer was told he may have to reapply for his job, something he did not take too kindly to.

However Cricket Australia have quickly issued a statement on Tuesday to dismiss such talk.

"While we do not comment on confidential conversations, we felt on this occasion it was important to correct the record," CA said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Among other false claims, we reject outright the assertion that the meeting was fiery or heated and that Justin was asked to reapply for his job.

"Justin has always been contracted as head coach through to the middle of this year and we have consistently maintained that discussions around the future of the role would commence following the conclusion of the men's Ashes series.

"Friday's meeting was the first time that we had the opportunity to meet together in person, reflect on the team's success and discuss the road ahead. We will continue with this process and make an announcement once it is complete."

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