Cricket Australia’s Board of Directors has endorsed former Test great Rod Marsh as Chairman of the National Selection Panel (NSP), replacing John Inverarity who has elected to stand down from the role following two and a half years as Chair.
Marsh is set to move from his current part-time position on the NSP to a full-time role leading a new-look panel that includes National Coach Darren Lehmann, along with new members, Australian Test and One-Day International great Mark Waugh and former NSP Chairman Trevor Hohns.
Current selector Andy Bichel’s term on the NSP has not been renewed. Marsh has been offered a three-year contract.
Marsh remains one of the most respected wicket-keepers to have ever played international cricket. His Test career spanned 14 years from 1970-1984. During this time he collected a then-record of 355 dismissals.
From 1990 to 2001 he oversaw the development of Australia’s best young cricketers as Head Coach of the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy. Throughout that time, the Academy, under the guidance of Marsh, helped launch the international career of 27 Australian players including Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.
Marsh then worked for the England and Wales Cricket Board as the inaugural Director of its National Academy and later as a selector.
The new NSP will come together on 1 July 2014 with all current selectors seeing out their contracts.
Subsequently, Marsh will relinquish his role as CA’s Manager – Elite Coaching Development. CA will now start the search for a replacement for this position.