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Nielsen takes local mentoring role

Former Australian cricket coach Tim Nielsen signed with a regional development programme Thursday, fresh from his national resignation following a sweeping review of the sport.
Two days after quitting as Australian coach, Nielsen said he would head South Australian cricket’s “Emerging Redbacks” scheme, aimed at developing the state’s new cricket talent.
The top job was thrown open after the seven-month Argus Review of Australian cricket recommended the creation of an expanded head coach position, which Nielsen would have had to apply for, despite already being at the helm.
“Four weeks ago the review findings were handed down and I felt that made it quite difficult for me to continue in the role I was doing with Australian cricket,” Nielsen told reporters Thursday.
“I’m not sure in my own mind I was willing to go through the process or put myself back in the mixer after four and half years of doing the job.”
He said he “coincidentally” learned of the South Australian role while digesting the Argus review, and talks with his family ultimately sealed his decision.
“A week ago, I got to the stage where my wife actually turned up in Colombo unannounced and brought the three kids over for a chat because she realised we were doing it a bit tough,” he said.

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