Perth - Former Test batsman Adam Voges has replaced Justin
Langer as the new head coach of Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers,
officials said on Thursday.
The 38-year-old, a former WA captain who led the Scorchers
to two of their three Big Bash League titles, takes over from Langer, who is
now in charge of the national team.
Voges, who played 20 Tests, scoring 1 485 runs at 62,
including five centuries, finished his 15-year playing career after this
"We already have strong foundations in WA and I'm
looking forward to building on them, the values, the structures and the people
are all excellent," he said.
"The high-performance staff are some of the best in the
country, even in the world."
Voges also had English county stints with Hampshire,
Nottinghamshire and Middlesex along with a spell in the Indian Premier League
with the Rajasthan Royals.