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Lillee, CA part ways

Sydney: Dennis Lillee has parted ways with Cricket Australia after being refused a pay rise, officials said on Tuesday.

The former great was drafted in to provide guidance and coaching advice to the national side on a part-time basis last year and was instrumental in rejuvenating the career of Mitchell Johnson.

He was credited with fixing the quick’s technical problems and boosting the confidence of a player who spearheaded Australia’s 5-0 Ashes whitewash of England and then the 2-1 victory over South Africa. Lillee also worked with Pat Cummins and all-rounder James Faulkner. Cricket Australia said on its website Tuesday that the two had failed to agree terms “after protracted negotiations”.