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Cricket: Bowling great Lillee named Aussie national team adviser

Published on Jan 30, 2013 6:14 PM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Cricket Australia has appointed fast bowling great Dennis Lillee as an adviser, days after spinner Shane Warne panned the board and said cricket people needed to be running the team rather than "muppets".

Lillee, 63, would provide coaching services, guidance and mentoring to Australia's emerging fast bowlers as well as the national team, Cricket Australia (CA) said on its website on Wednesday.

"Lillee will be available face-to-face and on mobile to the squad, but won't travel extensively abroad with the national team," it added.

"He will work closely with full-time bowling coach Ali de Winter as Australia prepare to tackle India in a Test series next month and then the highly anticipated Ashes series starting in July."

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