Former Test captain Ricky Ponting believes Cricket Australia need to get better coaches into the national team to further the continual development of the Australian national squad.
Ponting say ex-players are more often then not choosing the commentary box instead of a coaching role, as it's less time consuming while also a better paying job.
After seeing series losses against South Africa and Sri Lanka in recent months as an analyst for British television station BT Sport, Ponting has had enough, and has called for CA to do something he believes they should have done a long time ago.
“Cricket Australia know this, I’ve been telling them this for a hundred years, they have to look at maybe paying state coaches more and trying to get the so-called experts in the game,” Ponting told AllOutCricket.com.
“And it’s the same in England. If you look through the greats of the game, how many of those guys are actually back inside the system coaching somewhere?
“They’re not. They’re all sitting back behind a microphone commentating because they get paid more and it’s less intrusive time-wise. I think it’s something that needs to be looked at.”