On the occasion of the Silver jubilee of the MRF Pace Academy, the management announced the appointment of former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath, as its Director.


Ranked among the best of modern day bowlers who have graced the game, Glenn McGrath will succeed fellow Australian, the legendary Dennis Lillee.


The retired man is happy that McGrath will lead great legacy who is adopting his theory.


Lillee, who has been a part of the organisation for the last 25 years, on the occasion of MRF’s silver jubilee celebration in Chennai, shared some of his memorable moments at the academy.

"It was an extremely hard decision to leave the foundation. Chennai is like a second home for me. I will definitely miss being at the Foundation, working with the staff and trainees which was an integral part of my life for the past 25 years. It has been a long journey. We had to begin from scratch, building facilities and slowly developing into a world class academy. Our efforts and hard work have paid off and it pleases me to see bowlers trained at the foundation leading the Indian attack."

Lillee said that McGrath’s guidance will help the foundation grow.