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Australia's Ashes selectors under scrutiny

Nov 15, 2017: Cricket Australia team performance manager Pat Howard would prefer a system which ensures the national coach and a selection manager are the only people involved in choosing a squad

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

CA warns of six-month bans for playing unsanctioned matches

Jun 28, 2017: Australia's players face a ban from the 2017-18 Ashes series should they take part in any kind of "disapproved cricket" in the event of an extended pay dispute beyond the July 1 expiry of the current MOU between Cricket Australia and the ACA

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Pat Howard handed two-year contract extension

May 9, 2017: Cricket Australia's team performance executive, Pat Howard, will remain in his position until 2019 after being handed a two-year contract extension

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 4th day

The people under most pressure in Australian cricket

Nov 15, 2016: Australia's fifth successive Test loss, and the series defeat to South Africa, has left a few administrators and the team's coaching staff under considerable pressure

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 2nd day

Howard sends batting SOS to Rogers

Nov 13, 2016: Pat Howard, the Australian side's performance chief, has pointed to patience and adaptability to read to the situation as one of the shortcomings the batsmen need to express

Daniel Brettig in Hobart

'At times I probably went too hard for change'

Aug 24, 2016: Pat Howard, Australia's team performance manager, talks about the challenges of shaking things up over five years of mixed results for the national side

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Pat Howard sidelined in MOU talks

Aug 23, 2016: Australia's team performance manager Pat Howard will play a reduced role in talks over the next payment deal between the players and Cricket Australia

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2015

Howard questions Australia hubris

Aug 22, 2015: Australia's team performance manager Pat Howard concedes it is a "fair question" to ask whether the Ashes tourists underestimated England ahead of and during a series Michael Clarke's side were widely expected to win.

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Pat Howard reappointed for two years

Apr 24, 2015: Pat Howard has signed on for another two years as Australia's executive general manager of team performance

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pat Howard's rugby state of mind

Nov 13, 2014: The Australian team performance head's swift review of the UAE debacle is an example of cricket borrowing ideas from rugby

Greg Growden

Australia cricket

Australian cricket's pitched battle

Nov 4, 2014: Even as Australia come to terms with 2-0 series loss to Pakistan, the wheels of change are slowly turning in the Sheffield Shield, reshaping old methods and ideas to meet the new realities of international cricket

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Australia consider domestic revamp

Oct 14, 2014: Cricket Australia will consider the introduction of a draft to give young players more opportunities and increase competitiveness in domestic cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Australia's Test men sent to Futures League

Jan 23, 2014: Australia's heavy scheduling slant towards the Twenty20 Big Bash League has been underlined by the announcement that a sextet of Test players bound for South Africa will have to play for a hodgepodge of states in the modest competition of the Futures Leag

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Howard warns against complacency

Jan 14, 2014: An Ashes series that began with his job on the line ended with Pat Howard sharing drinks with the players in Australia's dressing room. The team's performance manager, however, isn't taking future success for granted

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia's era of decline

Aug 24, 2013: Fundamental issues remain with how the game is run in Australia, although the country's sporting problems are not restricted to cricket

Jarrod Kimber

Australia news

Australia revival 'will take time' - Howard

Jul 23, 2013: In a frank discussion of what appears a dire medium-term forecast for the national team, Pat Howard defended his decision to sack the former coach, Mickey Arthur

Daniel Brettig

Australia's troubled tour

'Captain and vice-captain must sort their issues out' - Pat Howard

Mar 12, 2013: Australia's vice-captain, Shane Watson, has been given a less than glowing endorsement from Cricket Australia's general manager of team performance Pat Howard, who has said Watson is "sometimes" a team player

Brydon Coverdale

Pat Howard

'No-one owns the players now'

Dec 13, 2012:

Interview by Daniel Brettig

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart

BBL vacuum stretches Australia's Test team

Dec 13, 2012: On the eve of another home Test series played in a first-class cricket vacuum, Australia's team performance manager Pat Howard has admitted it will take years for international sides to find a way of coping adequately with the mounting tension between Twe

Daniel Brettig in Hobart

Australia in England 2012

Australia chase All Blacks' dominance

Jun 27, 2012: Australia's blueprint for sustained supremacy in world cricket is being informed and inspired by the New Zealand All Blacks' enduring domination of international rugby

Daniel Brettig in Chelmsford
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