'It just hasn't been working'

The cricket world reacts to Mickey Arthur's sacking as Australian coach in the lead-up to the 2013 Ashes

ESPNcricinfo staff

June 24, 2013

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Mickey Arthur and Pat Howard observe the Australia warm up, Leicestershire v Australians, Grace Road, June, 21, 2012
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"Cricket Australia are obviously looking for more direction from their coach. There has definitely been issues within the squad with team unity and there's a lack of experience there, so it just hasn't been working. It's a very dramatic decision at such an important time. It's going to put a lot more pressure on Michael Clarke who has been under enough pressure himself with his back injury. So it's not an ideal situation."
Former Australia batsman Mark Waugh

"So Mick has gone... Sacked just before an Ashes series... Timing is not great… Anyways it shows CA is serious."
Former Australia batsman Dean Jones on Twitter

"The inevitable has happened in Aussie cricket."
Pat Symcox, the former South Africa allrounder

"Darren Lehmann is over in England with the Australia A side and he would be the obvious choice because he does create a great atmosphere for the players and that's what they need."
Former Australia captain Allan Border backs Darren Lehmann for the job

"The #boof Darren Lehman the obvious coach if it's true Mickey has been sacked. Boof needs full support in the coaching structures he wants."
Former Australia pace bowler Damien Fleming

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