Australian Cricket Board Appoints George Bailey as Australia Chief Selector
George Bailey has been the selector of the Australian national team for a year and a half. This time, the former Aussie captain is the new chief selector. George Bailey appoints as a new Chief Selector for the Australia Cricket Team and has been given the job without renewing the contract of long-serving chief selector Trevor Hans.
The second term of Hans, the chief selector of the Australian cricket team, will end at the end of this August. Bailey will then take over as chief selector. Bailey, a former batsman, has been the selector since February last year. He replaces Greg Chappell, one of Australia’s all-time great batsmen.
Bailey, 38, also played cricket in January last year. At such a young age, no one else in Australia has been appointed chief selector. Bailey, who has played 213 T20 matches, also has the experience to lead Australia to the T20 World Cup 2021.
Coach Justin Langer is on the selection panel with Bailey as chief selector. No one has been named as the third selector yet. However, Cricket Australia has said that it will be announced soon.