George Bailey new Australian chief selector
Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday appointed former skipper George Bailey as chairman of the national selection panel to replace the retiring Trevor Hohns.
SYDNEY: Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday appointed former skipper George Bailey as chairman of the national selection panel to replace the retiring Trevor Hohns.
CA's executive general manager, high performance and national teams, Ben Oliver, said the search had begun for a third panel member to join Bailey and head coach Justin Langer.
"George is a highly respected leader who is now well established on the NSP (national selection panel) alongside Justin as the head coach," Oliver said.
"He has brought recent playing experience with a deep understanding of the game, an open and collaborative style and a desire to keep improving the selection function. The third panel member will add to their combined experience as we look for someone who will bring complimentary skills along with their own perspective and diversity of thinking."
Bailey said he was looking forward to the new role and an exciting period ahead for the Australian men's side with the ICC T20 World Cup, a home Ashes and away tours to the subcontinent in the short term. IANS