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Cricket Australia appoint Trevor Hohns as interim chairman of selectors

Trevor Hohns has worked as chairman of selectors for 10 years previously
Trevor Hohns has worked as chairman of selectors for 10 years previously
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Cricket Australia on Thursday has confirmed the appointment of former Queensland spinner Trevor Hohns as the new chairman of selectors on an interim basis.

Hohns will take over the responsibility from outgoing chief selector Rod Marsh, who decided to step down following Australia's dismal performances in Tests and the recent One-Day International series in South Africa.

The 62-year-old has played just seven Tests for Australia but his biggest impact came in his role as a selector. He has worked with the board as the selector for 13 years between 1993 and 2006 including 10 years of it in chairman role and during his tenure Australia won a record-breaking 16 Test matches on the streak and also won the 1999 and 2003 World Cup.

After serving as a selector for Queensland Cricket in 2011, Hohns rejoined the National Selection Panel in 2014.

Chairman of Cricket Australia David Peever believes Hohns' experience as a selector will be beneficial to the Australian cricket as they try to find a full-time replacement for Marsh.

“It is vital that Australian cricket finds the best candidate for this role. Trevor is highly experienced as a selector, and will ensure we place our best players on the field this summer while we seek a permanent replacement for Rod.”

Apart from Hohns, the board has also appointed former captain Greg Chappell on a interim basis to help Australia restructure their composition.

“Greg has been instrumental in restructuring our youth pathway program, driving the National Performance Squad, the introduction of a CA XI squad in the domestic one-day cup and creating clear pathways for talented youth in Australian cricket to aspire to wear the Baggy Green," added Peever.

"His in-depth knowledge of up-and-coming talent in the Australian system will be invaluable.’’

After already losing the Test series to South Africa, Australia will lock horns with Faf du Plessis' men for the third and final game in Adelaide which will also be a day-night encounter.

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