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Cricket Australia: Matthew Mott re-commits ahead of T20, ODI World Cups

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Matthew Mott has extended his contract as Head Coach of the Australian Women’s Team through to the end of the 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup in New Zealand.

Mott, who has held the role since 2015, has been instrumental in leading the Australians to the No.1 ranking in One-Day International and Twenty20 International cricket. During his tenure, Australia has held the Ashes for three consecutive series and won the 2018 Twenty20 World Cup.

Ben Oliver, Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager of National Teams, said he was delighted Mott had agreed extend his contract through to the end of the 2020-21 home summer and the ensuing World Cup in New Zealand.

“Matt is regarded as one of the game’s elite coaches across the cricket-playing world,” Oliver said.

“We are thrilled that he has agreed to extend his tenure as Head Coach of the Australian Women’s Team beyond the 2021 World Cup.

“On his watch, the women’s game in Australia has grown immeasurably. Matt has played a leading role in that evolution. The eyes of the nation will be watching the team when Australia hosts the women’s Twenty20 World Cup next month and I have no doubt Matt and the entire squad will do the country proud.”

Mott said he was honoured to continue his role with the Australian Women’s Team.

“Coaching this group has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to continue in the role,” Mott said.

“This is a special time to be involved in women’s cricket in Australia with a successful stand-alone WBBL flowing into a home Twenty20 World Cup. I am excited to see how far this group can go and inspire the next generation of Australian cricketers.”


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