Mark Waugh to stand down as Australia selector
Former Australia Test batsman Mark Waugh is set to step down as an Australian cricket team selector after his contract ends before the 2018-19 summer.
Waugh, who was appointed to the national selection panel in 2014, is the selection chairman for the Australian T20I side.
The selector will travel to Zimbabwe with the T20I group but the tri-series that also involves Pakistan will be his final assignment.
Waugh will be moving in to a more full-time commentary role with pay TV provider Fox Sports who have acquired the broadcasting rights for Australian cricket.
Reportedly Waugh will hold a full time on air position with the new broadcaster that will see him call all forms of cricket.
Great to be back on board @FoxCricket with a quality line up of experts/commentators. Can’t wait for it all to start.
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) May 13, 2018
The national selection panel headed by Trevor Hohns has seen a lot of change recently with Waugh’s departure preceded by the resignation of coach Darren Lehmann who was also a selector.
It is unclear if he will play any part in selecting a new deputy to Tim Paine who ascended to the captaincy after the banning of Steve Smith and his vice-captain David Warner after the sandpaper saga that rocked Australian cricket.
Two separate cultural review panels have been launched by Cricket Australia to assess how the game is played and how players conduct themselves.
England reach Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup final after winning thriller
With Australia 96 for nine chasing 100, the England captain trapped Maggie Clark lbw to send her side through to face India in the final.
Jofra Archer toils for little reward as South Africa set England 299 to win ODI
Archer believes he is at about “80 per cent” fitness so some rust was inevitable.
Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa to have all-female match officials
Three match referees and 10 umpires will form the 13-strong team.
5 talking points as England turn attention to ODI format in a World Cup year
England have travelled to South Africa for three one-day internationals.
England captain Jos Buttler backs Jason Roy as the opener bids to find his form
Roy will open the innings alongside Dawid Malan as part of a new-look top-order in Friday’s first ODI against South Africa.
Jofra Archer set to make long-awaited England comeback against South Africa
There were minor alarms when the fast bowler was not seen at Bloemfontein’s Mangaung Oval on Thursday.
It’s the right time – England bowler Katherine Brunt retires from county cricket
The 37-year-old will play in this summer’s Hundred but will not feature for the Northern Diamonds or Yorkshire.
England stars Ben Stokes and Nat Sciver win ICC cricketer of the year awards
Sciver finished the World Cup as the tournament’s third-highest scorer as England reached the final
Temba Bavuma: Bazball a stupid term but SA could take some ideas from England
South Africa’s limited-overs captain has encouraged his side to adopt some of England’s attacking principles.
On This Day in 2008: Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist retires
Gilchrist was one of the most exciting cricketers of the modern game.