Langer receives backing from Cricket Australia

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Cricket Australia has given men's coach Justin Langer a vote of confidence amid recent reports suggesting his tenure could soon come to an end.

Langer's recent involvement in a clash with a Cricket Australia staffer in Bangladesh led to doubts over whether he would continue to lead the men's team moving forward.

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However, the 50-year-old received backing from Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley in a statement on Wednesday evening.

"Justin has done an incredible job in raising the culture, values and behaviours of the Australian men's team since he took on the role in 2018. His efforts have restored public faith in the national team which is a side all Australian's can be incredibly proud of," he said.

Justin Langer seems to have the support of the Cricket Australia board despite recent reports (Getty)

"He is contracted as Head Coach through to the middle of next year with the focus now on a successful T20 World Cup campaign followed by the home Ashes defence in what is one of the most anticipated Series and summers of cricket in Australia for many years.

"Like many in the community and around the world the team has had an extremely disruptive and challenging 18 months during the pandemic. Despite those challenges the side has had great success in One-Day, Test and T20 cricket, when all players were available.  

"Justin, his coaching staff and the leaders within the team have an equally important part to play in ensuring a successful summer ahead for the Australian cricket team."

It remains unclear whether Langer will receive an extension, with his original four-year deal set to run out in the middle of next year.

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