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May 6, 2014
Dennis Lillee has parted ways with Cricket Australia after turning down an offer to renew his contract as a coaching consultant with the fast bowlers.
The Age has reported that Lillee demanded more money for his services as a consultant, and Cricket Australia was not willing to meet his request.
"Unfortunately Dennis Lillee didn't accept Cricket Australia's offer to renew his contract," a Cricket Australia spokesman said. "He is a great of the game and the door will always be open to him if he wants to return and be involved in any way. We've made a point in recent times of being open to bringing in coaching consultants when required."
Lillee has been widely credited with helping to reignite the career of Mitchell Johnson, while he has also worked with bowlers such as Pat Cummins and James Faulkner.
Cricket Australia said in January last year that Lillee had been made a pace-bowling advisor, but his preferred terms for a renewed contract were not met this year.
Cricket Australia this week confirmed a contract extension for bowling coach Craig McDermott, whose roles was also expanded to include the shorter formats as well as Tests, while Ali de Winter will work alongside McDermott, largely at the National Cricket Centre.
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