Former Australia and Victoria all-rounder Tony Dodemaide has been named as the new selector of the Australia National Cricket Team after Trevor Hohns stepped down from his position.
Tony Dodemaide will join chairman of selectors George Bailey and coach Justin Langer on the three-man panel in mid-November before the marquee Ashes series begins. Meanwhile, Dodemaide has represented Australia in 10 Tests and 24 ODIs between 1987 and 1993.
The Executive General Manager of Cricket Australia (CA), Ben Oliver, welcomed Tony Dodemaide and said he was ideal for the selector’s role.
“Tony led a field of very strong candidates and we are thrilled to have him join the NSP at an important and exciting period for the Australian men’s team,” Oliver said in the CA release.
“He is an ideal fit for the selector role at this time and brings skills and experience that will complement George and Justin while adding value to the team and high-performance area more broadly,” he added.
This Is A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity – Tony Dodemaide
Former Australian cricketer was also excited to join Australia’s selection panel and termed it as a “once in a lifetime opportunity”.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a contribution not only in the immediate tournaments and series but also to help chart the medium to longer-term course of the Australian men’s teams,” Dodemaide said.
He further added that he is ” well suited” for the selector’s role and will offer his rich experience to Cricket Australia.
“I can’t wait to offer my experience in cricket as a player and in management to assist George [Bailey] and JL [Langer] but also the wider Australian cricket high-performance network. Throughout my cricket journey, I have often been close to high performance and selection, so I feel well suited to and prepared for this role.”