Australia news June 12, 2014

CA re-sign key support staff

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cricket Australia have re-signed Michael Di Venuto, Dene Hills and Allister de Winter, three of the national team's support staff, a month after they re-contracted Craig McDermott as the assistant coach for two more years.

"Michael, Dene and Ali have each played an important role in helping the Australian team's return to the top of world cricket in the Test and one-day arenas," Pat Howard, CA's team performance general manager, said.

"The backroom team often doesn't get the credit they deserve but these three have played central roles in ensuring the players are well prepared and ready for whatever is thrown at them and that hard work has been reflective in recent on-field results," he said.

"We're very lucky to have their services working with our contracted players and those coming through the ranks into Australian teams and we hope to see the recent success continue."

Di Venuto was appointed the batting coach in February 2013 and has overseen a summer of Australian dominance, at home against England and away, in South Africa. De Winter, who had replaced McDermott as pace-bowling coach when he temporarily left the job in April 2012, will continue to work with the bowling group.

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