24 Jun 2013

Australia sack coach just before Ashes series - report

1:45 pm on 24 June 2013

Cricket Australia has reportedly sacked head coach Mickey Arthur just two weeks out from the Ashes.

The former South African, whose contract was due to run until the end of the World Cup in March 2015, was informed of the decision over the weekend, Fairfax media reports in Austraila say.

Cricket Australia will hold a media conference in Bristol later today where chief executive James Sutherland will announce a new coaching structure.