In a surprising move former deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been announced as Darren Lehmann’s replacement as coach of the Australian cricket team.
“It is an honour to get the tap on the shoulder especially at the moment as I have two families to feed so I need the extra coin,” said Coach Joyce. “It also provides me the opportunity to take these young men and teach them the right way to go about things.”
“I want to bring back honesty and integrity to the Australian team. They should be more like politicians than sportsmen.”
The appointment of Joyce as coach has been met with disbelief in some quarters and anger in others.
Cricket Australia CEO (for now) James Sutherland said of the appointment: “Well he’ll probably do a better job than Boof and if he brings the whole team down then we can always hold another review and start again.”
Barnaby Joyce takes over as coach of the Australian team on April 1st.
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