McDermott quits as Australia bowling coach

Updated: May 11, 2012, 10:41 AM IST

Melbourne: Former test fast bowler Craig McDermott has quit as Cricket Australia`s bowling coach after just one year because of the national team`s heavy touring schedule.

McDermott had been praised for his work with Australia`s bowling attack, credited with turning around the form of pacemen such as Ben Hilfenhaus.

The 47-year-old McDermott said in a statement today that "looking at the upcoming touring demands, I felt this to be the right decision from a personal and professional point of view."

He took 291 wickets in 71 tests at an average of 28.63, including 14 five-wicket hauls in an innings, and led the Australian fast-bowling attack in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Bureau Report