De Winter steps down as Australia’s bowling coach

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with the Australian team over the past two and a half years"

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with the Australian team over the past two and a half years”

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Ali de Winter has stepped down as Australia’s bowling coach since Craig McDermott has slowly been taking over his role.

De Winter became Australia’s bowling coach in 2012 and held on to the position for more than two years after McDermott, who was considered to be his rival, stepped down after Australia’s tour of the West Indies in 2012.

However, McDermott was re-hired during the last Ashes series against England in December 2013 and was soon promoted to assistant coach across all three formats.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with the Australian team over the past two and a half years,” de Winter said. “I’m pursuing other career opportunities in a number of areas, including cricket. I remain on good terms with everyone involved in the game.”

Speaking about de Winter’s decision to quit, Cricket Australia’s team performance manager Pat Howard told The Age: “Ali is no longer working with the Australian team. He played a valuable role supporting our bowlers from 2012. He finished on very good terms and the door remains open to him working with us again in the future.”

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