Mickey Arthur sacked as coach of Australia: The reaction on Twitter
News comes just days from the start of the Ashes
Monday 24 June 2013
Several prominent former players and personalities took to Twitter this morning to express their views on Cricket Australia's apparent decision to sack coach Mickey Arthur just 16 days before the start of the Ashes.
CA will hold a press conference in Bristol at 1200 at which Press Association Sport understands the South African's dismissal will be confirmed, with Queensland coach Darren Lehmann - who is in England with the Australia A team - the likely candidate to take over.
Here, Press Association Sport looks at some of the early reaction:
Former England captain Michael Vaughan (MichaelVaughan): "For the 1st time in Months I am worried about Australia... If Darren Lehmann is the coach he will get them right .. £Ashes2013
"Darren Lehmann was taught everything by Yorkshireccc so we are in trouble !!!!!!!! I expect them to £Digin now...."
Ex-England all-rounder Paul Collingwood (Colly622): "Are Australia trying to cause as much disruption as possible before the Ashes? Micky Arthur sacked now! £shambles £ashestoashes"
Former England paceman Matthew Hoggard (Hoggy602): "Can't believe the timing of the sacking of Mickey Arthur ! Darren Lehman will be a fantastic replacement though ! £ashes"
Ex-Australia spinner Shane Warne (warne888): "Is it true that Aussie cricket coach Mick Arthur has been sacked ? Who's he's replacement followers ? WOW !!!!!"
Former Australia batsman Dean Jones, now a commentator (ProfDeano): "So Mick has gone... Sacked jut before an Ashes series... Timing is not great.. Anyways it shows CA is serious. Nice bloke tho! £boofcoach"
Commonwealth Games 2014: It ain’t London 2012, but Glasgow aims to go ‘with a roar’
Loic Remy to Liverpool: Striker undergoes medical in Boston ahead of £8.5m move
Manchester United transfer news: Arturo Vidal subject of £39m bid - reports
Liverpool transfer news: Javier Manquillo expected to join on two-year loan deal
Louis van Gaal gets tough with Manchester United players, with Darren Fletcher and Luke Shaw berated in public and Phil Jones left looking bemused
- 1 Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Pro-Russian rebel 'admits to shooting down plane'
- 3 Israel-Gaza conflict: The myth of Hamas’s human shields
- 5 Dutch paedophile club to fight their ban at the European Court of Human Rights
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia