BY PAUL BARBIERI
Instead, he could be heading there as a player after his fairytale selection in the Australian side to play in two Twenty20 Internationals this summer against India was confirmed on Monday.
And he credits an enthusiastic PNG side for reinvigorating him with the “joy” that prompted his comeback.
Hogg will be turning 41 next month, with his call-up coming almost four years after he retired from all forms of the game for personal reasons in March 2008 after 15 years of playing.
But having spent time coaching the PNG national side - a group he hoped to take to the T20 World Cup - Hogg rediscovered his love of the game.
"Andy Bichel was doing the job and I was going to take over when Bichel decided to leave," Hogg explained.
"Those things have changed. But I'll stay involved in some capacity. I'll keep chatting with Greg Campbell, who's in charge."
"They're a pretty talented squad and an interesting group of people," he added.
"The enthusiasm over there for the way they go about their cricket, gave me the joy to come back and play for the Perth Scorchers."