George Bailey named Australia cricket selector

George Bailey named Australia cricket selector

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Canberra, Nov 27 :  Former Australia Twenty20 captain George Bailey on Wednesday was appointed as one of the country's three national selectors.

Bailey will succeed Greg Chappell on the three-man panel, which also comprises chairman Trevor Hohns and coach Justin Langer. Tasmania veteran will draw the curtain on his playing career after the domestic Big Bash League in early February to take on the role full-time.

"I have been fortunate enough to contribute as a player for quite a few years, and to now have the opportunity to continue in the role of selector is a tremendous honour,' Bailey was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia.

"I'm confident I can add value to the selection process and that my experience will be complementary to that of Trevor and Justin, " he added.

Bailey, 37, played five Tests, 90 one-day internationals and 30 Twenty20s for Australia.

He has also been a stalwart for Tasmania, the Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars since making his first-class debut in 2004. He is currently 12 runs short of 10,000 first-class runs.

"George’s international and domestic playing career speaks for itself. His extensive experience across all formats, and deep knowledge of T20 cricket, will be invaluable as we head into a home T20 World Cup and beyond," Cricket Australia's head of national teams, Ben Oliver said. (UNI)