Mark Waugh to quit Australia's national selector post

The former Australian right-hand batsman has been a selector for the last four years.

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Mark Waugh, the former Australian player, has decided to quit from his post as a national selector, the moment his contract expires in August. The perceptions coming out are that he wants to increase his focus solely on the commentary duties he is engaged in right now. 

He became a part of the national selection committee in 2014 and was making up a panel that included Trevor Hohns, Greg Chappell, and the national team coach. The post of the national team coach in the panel got filled recently with the resignation of Darren Lehmann and subsequent appointment of Justin Langer after the ball-tampering saga. 

Mark Waugh's last assignment as a selector was to select the limited overs cricket squads for the tours of England and Zimbabwe, where the Australian team will be playing a 5 match ODI series as well as a T20I in the UK and will be involved in a T20I triangular series in Zimbabwe that will also include Pakistan. The squads for which has already been announced. 

Mark Waugh, well known for his stylish batsmanship and regarded by many as one of Australia's best, was doing the tough job for a more than adequate period of four years and now wants to move on. 

Waugh recently signed with Fox Sports, Australia cricket's official broadcaster, and he is currently doing television duties for Star Sports in the ongoing Indian Premier League.


By Kashish Chadha - 15 May, 2018

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