REPORT: Lehmann to resign as Aussie cricket coach

Under-fire Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann is reportedly set to resign as the fallout from the ball-tampering scandal continues.

According to The Telegraph in London, Lehmann is expected to quit in the next 24 hours, prompting Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland to fly over to South Africa immediately.

Sutherland is expected to arrive in Johannesburg at approximately 5am on Tuesday (1pm AEST).


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Cricket Australia is refusing to confirm any of the reports.

Cricket Australia has already started to interview members of the team, including under-siege leaders Steve Smith and David Warner.

There is speculation the pair could face bans of up to 12 months.

CA chairman David Peever says an announcement regarding the findings of the inquiry will be made on Wednesday morning.

“The Cricket Australia Board has been fully updated on the issue and supports James travelling to South Africa to manage the response to the investigation currently underway,” Peever said in a statement.

“We understand that everyone wants answers, but we must follow our due diligence before any further decisions are made.”

Reports have also emerged that some members of the Australian team may seek support from Unions in a bid to clear their name.

News Corp claims both Josh Hazelwood and Mitchell Starc, who are in the leadership group, are furious they have been linked to the scandal after Steve Smith declared the leadership team was behind the decision.