Giles quits as selector

England

Former limited-overs coach Ashley Giles has resigned as an England selector.

Former limited-overs coach Ashley Giles has resigned as an England selector.

Giles, alongside erstwhile Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss, was a frontrunner to succeed former head coach Andy Flower.

Flower departed in the wake of a five-nil Test series defeat to Australia earlier this year.

The England and Wales Cricket Board, ultimately, opted for Lancashire's Peter Moores as a successor.

Moores' tenure will start next month, ahead of Sri Lanka's visit for a one-off Twenty20 International, five ODIs and two Tests.

"Ashley has informed ECB today that he intends to step down from the panel and I would like to thank him for all his hard work and dedication to the England cause over the past six years both as a selector, and more recently as our limited overs coach," said ECB national selector James Whitaker.

Nottinghamshire's Mick Newell, who previously served the England Lions and Under-19s coaching staff, will replace Giles on the four-man selection panel, which is completed by Moores, Whitaker and former fast bowler Angus Fraser.

"We welcome Mick to the panel and his passion, cricketing knowledge and in-depth understanding of our county game will be invaluable as we seek to identify potential international talent and develop outstanding England teams across all three formats of the game," added Whitaker.

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