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Mathew Mott’s Contract extends for two more years

The head coach of the Australian women team has signed a two-year contract extension and thus he will remain in charge till 2023. Over the next two years, there is going to be a series of global events for Australia. In this regard, Mott said that he is very excited about the upcoming events and is looking forward to being a part of them. His extension comes with the appointment of Ben Sawyer as the team’s full-time bowling coach. The series of events for the upcoming two years include Australia’s participation in the Ashes series, an ODI and T20 WC along with the Commonwealth Games.

More Responsibilities

For Mathew, this is an exciting time to be involved in so many events. Moreover, it is going to be Australia’s first appearance in the Commonwealth games. In praise of Mathew, Cricket Australia Executive General Manager Ben Oliver said that Mott’s record on the field speaks for itself. Since his appointment in 2015, the team claimed two T20 WC titles. Importantly, the team also regained the Ashes just months after his appointment.

Mathew has terrific people skills and is a highly respected international coach. He has a track record of getting the best out of his players and holds a real passion for the game as well as his role. Oliver believes that Mathew is the best person who can take the already successful team to the next level. Above all, it is hoped that both Mott and Sawyer would make a good duo to elevate the team.

A Brief Background

Mathew Mott was a part of the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide in 1995. As a left-handed batsman, Mott made his first-class debut in 1994-95 while he was playing for Queensland. A significant career highlight of Mott was his 223-run opening partnership with Jason Arnberger. It was in 2004 that he finished his 55-game career with 3723 runs at 33.84 with 7 hundred.

Coaching Career

After serving for two years as an assistant coach, Mott was appointed coach of the New South Wales Blues for 2007-08. Interestingly, in his first season as the coach, New South Wales won the Pura Cup. On 14th January 2011, Mott signed a three-year contract with the Glamorgan County Cricket Club. After replacing Cathryn Fitzpatrick, he became the appointed coach of the Australia Women’s National Cricket Team in March 2015. In 2017 again, he was re-signed to coach the Australian Women’s Team until 2020.

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