Cricket Australia appoints Trevor Hohns as full-time selection chairman

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Melbourne [Australia], Mar. 10 (ANI): Making no changes in the selection panel, Cricket Australia on Friday appointed Trevor Hohns as chairman of the national selectors. Hohns, who took over as caretaker chairman when Rod Marsh quit following an embarrassing home series defeat to South Africa, joins Greg Chappell, Mark Waugh, and coach Darren Lehmann on the four-man panel. Hohns is contracted until February of 2020, with Chappell and Waugh's appointments ending in August of 2018. "In an effort to improve Australia's T20 International ranking and focus specifically on T20 cricket, the panel for international T20 selection has been re-structured to a two-person format with Mark Waugh leading the panel, supported by the head coach," Cricket Australia said in a media release. Speaking on the new make-up and appointments, Cricket Australia 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." "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." "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," he added. "Greg has been instrumental in restructuring our youth pathway program, driving the The Cricket Australia chairman concluded by saying: "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." (ANI)