Marsh named chief

Marsh named chief

Former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh has been named as the new head of Australian cricket’s selectors, while top-order batsman Mark Waugh has been appointed to the panel for the first time.

Marsh, 66, replaces John Inverarity, who had already indicated he would step down when his tenure ended. Waugh has replaced former pace bowler Andy Bichel on the four-man panel.

Former chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns has also rejoined the panel, while Australia coach Darren Lehmann retained his place.

“Rod Marsh is the right man to take on this important role having been a key member of the panel since 2011,” Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said in a statement.
“His track record speaks for itself. He brings a wealth of experience to the position, having been a leading player, coach and most recently a selector.

“He has a great eye for talent and has strong relationships throughout international cricket.”
Marsh's elevation to head the panel means he will step down as Cricket Australia's manager of elite coaching development.