Former Australian opener, Mark Waugh has decided to step down from the post of the national team selector.
Waugh got appointed to lead the selection committee around four years ago. The former right-handed batsman is regarded as one of the stylish batsmen to have ever played the game. He had a lazy elegance which was mesmerizing to watch.
As per quotes from Foxsports.com.au, Cricket Australia has confirmed that Waugh will be leaving his post. The news was out by a press release on Tuesday. Waugh accumulated more than 8,000 runs across both Test and ODI cricket during his international career. However, he is likely to finish as the selector when his contract expires in winter this year.
Waugh is regarded as one of the most influential voices in Australia. He had served as a national selector with a specific focus on the national team in the shortest format of the game.
However, his departure ahead of the World Twenty20 tournament in 2020 is a potential blow to Cricket Australia especially given the fact they are in between a difficult phase.
Mark Waugh signed for Fox Sports
Mark Waugh recently got announced as one of the signings for Fox Sports for their upcoming summer of cricket. Mark’s replacement will be named pretty soon.
Meanwhile, Justin Langer has been named as the head coach of Australian and will fill the void left open by the departure of Darren Lehmann.
Meanwhile, Trevor Hohns is the current chairman of selectors while former India coach and Australian great, Greg Chappell is in charge of the talent identification and talent pathways.
Australia is currently in a pretty shambolic situation. Their former skipper Steven Smith and vice-captain David Warner got suspended for a year. Opener Cameron Bancroft also got suspended for nine months due to their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal a couple of months ago.