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Justin Langer emerges as contender for Somerset director of cricket role

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: October 19, 2012

  • Former captain Justin Langer has been linked with the post

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Guy Lavender has insisted Somerset are yet to begin the formal interview process for their vacant director of cricket position, despite Justin Langer emerging as a leading contender for the role.

Former Somerset captain Langer, who is currently Australia’s assistant coach, has often spoken of his love for the club and Hatch Beauchamp, the village he and his family made their home during his four seasons at Taunton.

The 41-year-old spent some time with Somerset’s players and coaches in July, even travelling with them to Cardiff for a CB40 match that was abandoned.

The top cricket role at Taunton is vacant after Brian Rose stood down last month – but chief executive Lavender said interviews would be taking place over the next “three to four weeks”.

“We have had a number of applicants from all over the world and we are in the process of reviewing those, which will lead to some formal interviews,” said Lavender.

“Those will take place in the next three to four weeks, after which we will be able to take a decision that is best for the club. But we have not made a decision at this stage.”

Glamorgan have signed veteran batsman Murray Goodwin on a one-year contract. The 39-year-old former Zimbabwe international left Sussex after 12 years.

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