Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday announced that the coaching change was necessary. CA CEO James Sutherland and General Manager, Team Performance Pat Howard addressed the media and announced the change in coach from Mickey Arthur to Darren Lehmann.
 
South African Arthur, the first foreign-born coach of the Australian team when appointed in November 2011, appeared to have paid the price for a 4-0 Test series loss in India, a poor Champions Trophy campaign and a lack of discipline within the squad.

This culminated with an incident which saw David Warner punch England's Joe Root in a bar in Birmingham, central England, after Australia's Champions Trophy loss to their arch-rivals earlier this month.

Warner was fined A$11,500 ($11,000) and suspended until the start of the Ashes.

Several others players were with him in the bar in the early hours of the morning, raising concerns the Australian squad's conduct.