Former quick new mentor
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Categories: Cricket - Cricket
Fitzpatrick takes reins of the Southern Stars
By LORISSE DART
TWO-time World Cup winner Cathryn Fitzpatrick will coach the Australian women's team this summer.
The champion quick, once the world's fastest female bowler, takes over at a crucial time for the Southern Stars, with the Twenty20 world championship to be held in Sri Lanka in September and the World Cup in India in 2013.
Former coach and Cricket Australia's female high performance manager Richard McInnes resigned on Friday after helping rebuild the Southern Stars in the past three years, citing family reasons conflicting with heavy travel demands.
CA's team performance boss Pat Howard said McInnes' former job would be divided with a head coach to focus on the preparation of the AIS and national squad and performance of the Australian team.
The high performance administrative functions would be covered by CA's high performance manager.
Howard said Fitzpatrick would act as coach over the next 10 months, with the job to be advertised in March, 2013.
Fitzpatrick has been Australian assistant coach since 2009-10 and has coached the Victorian Spirit since 2007-08 and will also continue in that role next season.
She retired from international and domestic cricket in 2007 to pursue a coaching career.
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