Cricket: Australia Appoints Coach Nitschke On Permanent Role
Australia has appointed Shelley Nitschke as the team head coach in a permanent role.
Nitschke has been Australia's interim coach since May, when she stepped in for predecessor Matthew Mott who left to join England.
"I'm honoured to have been given this opportunity to lead the team fulltime and to continue to build on the legacy created by Matthew Mott," she said in a statement.
She will be looking to appoint a new vice-captain after the retirement of Rachel Haynes last week.
"The loss of Rach will no doubt be felt, but it presents a great opportunity for others to put their hands up both from a leadership perspective as well as with the bat and in the field," Nitschke continued.
Nitschke is now preparing the team for Australia's five-match Twenty20 tour of India in December and a home series against Pakistan in January before the Women's Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa in February.