Sport Waugh to leave Australia selector role

06:06  15 may  2018
06:06  15 may  2018 Source:   skysports.com

Mark Waugh set to stand down as Australian selector

  Mark Waugh set to stand down as Australian selector The former Test great joined the national panel back in 2014.Waugh was appointed to the national selection panel in 2014 and is the selection chairman for the Australian Twenty20 side.

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh and paceman Jason Gillespie have both expressed an interest in succeeding Rodney Marsh as the country's chairman of selectors . Cricket Australia said last week 68-year-old former Test wicketkeeper Marsh would not be seeking to stay on in the role when his

Australia news April 2, 2014. Mark Waugh may join Australia selectors . Always considered a sharp and plain-speaking observer of the game, Waugh had not seriously considered an official selection role before now.

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Mark Waugh will leave his position as Australia's national selector at the end of August, Cricket Australia has announced.

Waugh has opted to leave the role when his contract expires on August 31 to take up a role in the media.

The 52-year-old, who played 128 Tests and 244 one-day internationals for Australia, has served as national selector for four years.

a man standing next to a football ball: Getty© Provided by BSkyB Getty Waugh said in a statement: "I've thoroughly enjoyed my time with the national selection panel and it has been a tough decision to choose not to continue in my role.

"Working alongside my fellow selectors, the coaching staff and players over the past four years has been a privilege, and I'm proud of the achievements of the Australian teams across all formats in this time.

"I firmly believe Australian cricket has a wealth of talented players in its ranks right now, and I look forward to watching the team continue to go from strength to strength in the years to come."

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