Mike Hesson to replace Lehmann on ICC committee

Mike Hesson is expected to replace Darren Lehmann as the coaching representative on the International Cricket Council's cricket committee.

The decision is yet to be confirmed by the ICC, but the Herald understands it is imminent.

The role effectively became vacant when Lehmann resigned as Australia's coach after the ball-tampering affair in South Africa.

The committee is charged with advising the ICC's chief executives on issues such as the laws of the game, playing conditions, the use of decision-making technology and regulations surrounding illegal bowling actions.

If selected, Hesson would be one of three non-test playing recruits. Any such move might also hint new horizons loom for the New Zealand coach.

He is contracted until the end of the 2019 World Cup in England. By then Hesson will have spent seven years in a job where New Zealand's home-and-away competitiveness and consistency have reached a rare altitude.

It seems no coincidence the country's three longest winning streaks across all formats have come within the last three years. He has overseen his team's success by applying a sabermetrics and humility-driven culture.


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