Former assistant coach Steve Rixon slams Cricket Australia
Steve Rixon has criticised Cricket Australia after he was sacked as assistant coach to the national team.
Last Updated: 30/01/14 8:43am
Former Australia wicketkeeper Rixon, who was previously the head coach of New Zealand, was due to remain in his position until the end of the World Twenty20 in April.
But Australia coach Darren Lehmann announced on Wednesday they would be parting company with Rixon with immediate effect.
And although Rixon insisted he has no issues with Lehmann, he is unhappy with the role played by CA.
"I have no problems with the coaching staff, I have no problems with Boof (Lehmann). I can't quite say that about Cricket Australia," he told Sky Sports Radio.
Asked what the main issues were, he said: "I'm not getting into a slanging match. I have very little respect for the organisation so I think we best just leave it there.
"I don't like a lot of things they do. They interfere with a lot of the cricket decisions over the period of time and I don't necessarily agree with that.
"It's none of my business at the end of the day. I do what I do - I go out and do it to the best I know how. But it's probably just draining."
Rixon also appeared to aim a parting shot at CA high-performance chief Pat Howard, a former international rugby player.
But he insisted he felt the future of Australian cricket was in good hands under the leadership of Lehmann and Australia skipper Michael Clarke.
"With Michael now being very content with where he is, Boof's obviously come in with a stronger approach to that," added Rixon.
"That's why I think cricket's in a very good shape with Australia. We're starting to get all those bits and pieces (together).
"Darren will eventually get a team around him that he's very, very comfortable with and that's fine.
"That's the way life is, that's the way it is with coaching."