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Australian Cricket: Griffiths leaves Hurricanes

Adam Griffith will leave his role as coach of the Hobart Hurricanes after suggesting it is time for someone else to lead the franchise into the future.

The Hurricanes made finals in BBL11 but fell at the first hurdle when losing to the Adelaide Strikers, who are one step away from the final and priced at 17/5 to win it.

Time to move on

Griffiths was appointed as head coach of the Hurricanes ahead of the 2018-19 tournament and although some progress has been made, they have failed to win trophies.

Griffith also held the position of director of coaching at Cricket Tasmania but will not be seeking to extend his contract there either.

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"My two main focuses have always been to win and produce Australian players," Griffith revealed after breaking the news he will step aside.

"There have been several players from both the men's Tigers and Hurricanes programs who have been selected for Australia during the last five years.

"However, while making several finals across both programs, we have not won the trophies the Tasmanian fans deserve. I feel the time is right for a new hand to help write the next chapters."

Rift rumours

Recently there had been talk of unrest between Griffith and captain Matthew Wade over the wicketkeeping role at the Canes, with Ben McDermott taking the gloves ahead of him.

Wade dismissed the rumours saying it was a mutual decision as balancing batting, the captaincy and wicketkeeping would be too much for him.

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