Sydney, May 11 (ANI): Cricket Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott has resigned from his post, citing the national team's heavy touring schedule.
The former pacer has received rave reviews in recent months for his work with Australia's bowling attack, allowing bowlers such as Ben Hilfenhaus to rediscover their best form.
"It has been a very difficult decision to leave my position as the bowling coach of the Australian cricket team, a job I have thoroughly enjoyed since beginning 12 months ago," McDermott said.
"However the team's schedule is a particularly busy one and after looking at the upcoming touring demands, I felt this to be the right decision from a personal and professional point of view.
"It has been a great honour to work with our most exciting bowlers over this period and we have achieved much success. The progression of particular players and the improvement of depth in Australian bowling stocks has been the result of much hard work from both sides and is something I am particularly proud of," he said.
McDermott will provide input to CA's Centre of Excellence in Brisbane, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
He said he wanted to continue his coaching career and was pursuing options, which allowed him further flexibility.
Head coach Mickey Arthur said McDermott had done an outstanding job and would be hard to replace. (ANI)