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.
The Lancastrian was fresh off some standout displays in the 2003 World Cup.
Hales lost his place in last year’s World Cup-winning squad after news of a second failed test for recreational drugs.
The Warwickshire all-rounder is one on 18 bowlers to be selected for personalised practice.
The West Indies are due to arrive on these shores first this summer.
Broad took part in an individual training session at Trent Bridge.
Clare Connor suggested England are considering hosting a Women’s Tri-Series also involving India and South Africa.
The designated bowlers, whose identitites have not been confirmed, will have their temperatures checked.
The ECB had planned to introduce 40 professional contracts this summer across eight regional hubs.
County are waiting on a decision.