Glenn McGrath set to start new innings as Director of MRF Pace Foundation

Jan 24, 2013, 21:02 IST | Agencies

Legendary Australian pacer, who himself trained at the MRF Pace Foundation, will take over as director of the institution.

Former Australian bowling great Glenn McGrath is all set to take on the job of director at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai.

"On the way to Chennai for my first stint at the MRF Pace Foundation. Looking forward to it but missing @saramcgrath11 & the kids already," tweeted McGrath Thursday.

"Haven't arrived in Chennai yet. Sitting in Singapore airport waiting for my flight."

Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath took over the job as director at MRF Pace Foundation from Dennis Lillee last year. Pic/AFP

The legendary pacer, who retired at the end of the 2007 World Cup, which Australia won, was holidaying in Hawaii with his wife and kids.

"Spent an incredible 2 weeks with @saramcgrath11 & the kids in Hawaii. Weather was perfect everyday. Very well rested now back to work!!" added McGrath, who took over the job as director from Dennis Lillee last year.

Lillee had opted out after serving the academy for 25 years. The 63-year-old Lillee was associated with the academy since its inception in 1987 and had successfully turned it into an internationally renowned destination for fast bowlers looking to sharpen their skills.

Nick-named Pigeon, McGrath is fourth in the all-time list of Test wicket-takers after spinners Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble.

McGrath, 42, has himself trained at the MRF Foundation.

The New South Welshman was among the first batch of trainees sent by the Australian Cricket Academy to tutor under Lillee in 1992, a year before he made his international debut.

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