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Former Skipper George Bailey Named Australia's New Selection Chief

The 38-year-old Bailey, who had joined the panel last February, takes over the top job ahead of this year's T20 World Cup

Former Skipper George Bailey Named Australia's New Selection Chief
George Bailey was appointed as the chairman of selectors of Australia men’s cricket team. | Courtesy: Twitter
Former Skipper George Bailey Named Australia's New Selection Chief
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2021-08-01T22:29:04+05:30

Former Australia skipper George Bailey has been appointed chairman of the national selection panel, replacing the retiring Trevor Hohns, Cricket Australia announced on Sunday. (More Cricket News)

The 38-year-old Bailey, who had joined the panel last February, takes over the top job ahead of this year's T20 World Cup, the home Ashes series and away tours to the subcontinent.

"I would like to thank Trevor for his incredible work which has helped shape the success of Australian cricket over a long period, including during my days as a player and captain," Bailey was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia.

"In what can be a challenging job Trevor has always been calm, consistent and approachable.

"Similarly to his journey, he has made my transition from player to selector as smooth as possible. There is a lot I will take from Trevor's style and very much look forward to the journey ahead," he added.

CA's executive general manager of national teams Ben Oliver said the body has already begun looking for a third panel member to join Bailey and head coach Justin Langer.

"George is a highly respected leader who is now well established on the NSP alongside Justin as the head coach. The third panel member will add to their combined experience as we look for someone who will bring complimentary," Oliver said.

Hohns steps down after two successful stints. He first joined the selection panel in 1991.

He has presided over the selection of many of Australia's greatest teams, including the world-record winning Ricky Ponting team, which won 21 successive ODIs.

During his first tenure, Australia won five straight Ashes series, registered a record 16 consecutive Test wins and clinched back-to-back World Cups in 1999 and 2003.

"The game has been great to me and I have loved every minute of it, from the good times to the bad," Hohns said.

"I have been extremely fortunate to be involved with some of the greatest Australian teams of all time and many of the best players to have played the game," he added.

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