Glenn McGrath to replace Dennis Lillee at MRF Pace Foundation: Report

Glenn McGrath retired from international cricket in 2006 Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Bangalore: Aug 29, 2012

Former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath is all set to replace Dennis Lillee as the bowling consultant of the MRF Pace Foundation, according to a report.

The Times of India reported that McGrath, who retired from international cricket in 2006, will take over the resposibility at the MRF Pace Foundation early next month.

McGrath’s appointement comes after Lillee ended hsi 25-year association with the academy a few days ago.

Earlier, reports suggested that fast bowling greats McGrath, Allan Donald and Craig McDermott, among others, have been shortlisted as possible candidates to succeed Lillee as coaching director at the MRF Pace Foundation.

Lillee, after ending his tenure with the academyn, said that he was never on the same page with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The Australian said that he loves to do things his way and that might be a reason why the BCCI never utilised his knowledge in the best possible manner.

“It was disappointing for me personally. Got to remember that I have the same relationship with the Cricket Australia too. I do not do anything unless I do them my way. I do not want other people pushing things on me,” Lillee insisted.

Talking about his 25-year-old association with the foundation, Lillee said it was a challenge to take up the job at a time when there was a dearth of genuine fast bowlers in India, save Kapil Dev.