I don’t know the full details, but it seems extremely unfair for one team to be able to hire an opposing team’s staff during a cricket series between the two teams. But this is what the Australians have managed to pull off:
Dene Hills, the England batting coach, is to take up a new role with Cricket Australia in the middle of the forthcoming Ashes series, according to a report in the Mail.
Hills will then be free to go straight into the Australian dressing room for the third Test in Perth on 16 December and be able to produce up-to-date and first-hand information on England’s leading batsmen.
Then again, it’s possible the English hired this guy in the first place was his knowledge of Australian bowlers. Oh, the double-dealing never ends.