NSW's Mott for separate coaches for specialist T20 and Test teams

 
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Sydney, May 3 (ANI): New South Wales coach Matthew Mott believes in separate coaching roles for the Australian team as international sides consider fielding completely separate Test and Twenty20 sides.

Mott has echoed the prediction of Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland that Australia would eventually name entirely different XIs for the longest and shortest formats of the game, and he believes specialist coaches would be required for each team, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

"My personal opinion is that it's going to go that way [a split]. The games are moving further and further apart, and certainly I think you need one figurehead who is across all three, but different guys could come in for different formats. 'I think that will be good for the long term of the coaches, everyone; it freshes things up and it gives everyone an opportunity. You develop your base of coaches across the board so it's a win-win situation," Mott said.

Tipped by some as a ready-made successor to Australia coach Tim Nielsen, Mott turned down the chance to coach New Zealand two years ago.

He suggested the demands placed on the Australian head coach - spending 10 months a year in camp and travelling extensively - were too great.

"At this stage I've still got another year to go with NSW and I'm really keen to finish off things there," Mott said. (ANI)

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