Australia look for new selector as Greg Chappell retires

Australia look for new selector as Greg Chappell retires

Australia is looking for a new national selector after Greg Chappell announced his retirement from the game on Thursday. The former Australian captain, who played 87 test matches and 74 one-day international, had been the National Talent Manager of Cricket Australia for the past nine years, as well as a selector.

Former wicketkeeper Test Graham Manou will assume an expanded role of national talent and route manager.

The current panel consists of Chappell, president Trevor Hohns and coach Justin Langer.

Cricket head Australia, Kevin Roberts, paid tribute to the 71-year-old player for his “exemplary service” to the game.

“Greg had a profound and positive impact on cricket for generations,” he said.

“His passion and commitment to the game are clear to anyone who has interacted with him and Australian cricket is stronger for his involvement.”

Roberts had suggested earlier this month that any new appointee would need to have particular experience in Cricket Twenty20 with Australia hosting the World Cup next year.

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