Fraser Appointed To Selection Panel

Angus Fraser
Angus Fraser has been appointed to the ECB selection panel
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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has appointed Middlesex Director of Cricket and former international fast bowler Angus Fraser to its selection panel.

He joins National Selector James Whitaker and current England One-Day and Twenty20 International coach Ashley Giles on the panel.

Fraser played for Middlesex between 1984 and 2002, going on to play for England in 46 Tests and 46 ODIs.

He was appointed as Managing Director of Cricket at Middlesex in 2008 and will continue in this role when he joins the selection panel on 1st March.

"I am delighted to welcome Angus Fraser on to the selection panel," Whitaker said.

"Gus has been heavily involved in cricket for many years as a player and an administrator.

"He brings integrity and the wealth of knowledge that we will need as we look to identify the players across all formats who can thrive in the international environment."

Fraser says he is delighted to be involved with the England set up once again.

"I am chuffed to be involved and am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead," he said.

"As a player I always took great pride in representing England and I am delighted to be given another chance to contribute.

"Despite the doom and gloom after this winter’s Ashes, I believe it’s a really exciting time to be involved in the England set up.

"There is a real chance to create something and there are a lot of talented young cricketers within the county game.

"This new position will not affect my desire to turn Middlesex into the most competitive and respected club in the country."

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