Paine vows players will work with Langer following emergency talks

Paine vows players will work with Langer following emergency talks

Australia's leaders held a call on Wednesday night to discuss tensions between the players and the coach

Australia Test captain has vowed the players will work with embattled coach over the next six months following a "robust" emergency zoom meeting between Cricket Australia's leaders on Wednesday.
CA chairman Earl Eddings and CEO Nick Hockley held a zoom call with Paine, Australia's limited-overs captain , and vice-captain on the same day Hockley supporting Langer.
Speaking on his own SEN radio show Paine confirmed he had spoken to Langer personally over the last 48 hours while the coach was in hotel quarantine in Adelaide, following a flurry of media speculation about .

"There's no hiding from it, it's been a tough week, certainly for Justin Langer than it has been for anyone else," Paine said. "We've had some really robust conversations among our leaders in the last few days and we're really looking forward to the next six months with JL.

"We're looking forward to the World Cup, we're looking forward to the Ashes, it's an exciting period for any cricketer. If anything, I think we're heading into that tournament and series even more galvanised and even more together.

"It was important that myself, Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins, and the leaders of Australian cricket got around him, discussed things that needed to be discussed, and then got around him and supported him and looked to move forward.

"There's no doubt the week has been difficult for him, but as I said the last few days, we've been able to galvanise around him, to have some really robust discussions on where we want to take this cricket team, what we expect of him and what he expects of us. The T20 World Cup and the Ashes are probably two of the biggest things that any Australian cricket and any Australian coach want's to be a part of and we're all on the same page and can't wait to get started on both of those huge projects for us."