On Friday, the Board of Cricket Australia (CA) has announced that Mark Waugh, Greg Chappell, and Trevor Hohns have all selected to the National Selection Panel.
CA said to media on Friday that the Board has accepted changes to the formation that are designed to boost straight accountability through the different formats and certify that the National talented organization system is more successfully included into the selection eve.
The panel for ODI and Test cricket will be made up of Trevor Hohns, as he has been appointed permanent of National Selector and will be supported by National Talent Manager Greg Chappell in a part-time selector role, which will focus mainly on youth development for ODI and Test side.
Darren Lehmann, former cricketer, and current Australian coach will be in his position as Support Team Head Coach on the panel.
The panel for international T20 selection has been updated to a 2-person format with Mark Waugh leading the panel, supported by Head Coach.
Hohn’s will remain until February 2020, with Waugh and Chappell’s appointment which will end in August 2018.
Speaking to media, CA Chairman David Peever said “On behalf of the Board at Cricket Australia, we would like to congratulate Trevor, Greg and Mark on their appointments. In making these decisions, the Board considered findings of a review conducted by CA Management which looked at various aspects of the selection function, including the selection approach, the relevant structure and ensuring that we have the best possible candidates for the period ahead.”
“Trevor, Greg and Mark all have a vast amount of experience; we are pleased with their performance in the role over recent months, and are satisfied that this new structure will allow the Panel to be well supported by our national talent pathway and talent identification systems.”
“The Head Coach will remain involved in selection on all three formats, but the other selectors will take on more focused roles, enabling a refined selection process and clearer lines of accountability within each of their respective roles,” he said.
“Trevor is highly experienced as a selector, and will ensure we place our best players on the field for both the Test and ODI formats, and help us strive towards our goal of returning to number one rankings.”
“Greg has been instrumental in restructuring our youth pathway programme, driving the National Performance Squad, the introduction of a CA XI squad in the domestic one-day cup and creating clear pathways for talented youth in Australian cricket to aspire to wear the Baggy Green,” he added.
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“Mark’s knowledge and skillset lends itself well to the T20 format and he will take on the role as lead selector for this format, still linking in as appropriate with other selectors, who will, together with the State Talent Managers and BBL coaches, have inputs into selection.”
“We believe this new structure will enhance the performance of the selection function and deliver clearer accountability around selection and, at the same time, offers the Board the opportunity to review a two-person selection panel in the T20 format, and how well this works,” Peever concluded.