Marsh Australia's new chairman of selectors

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Cricket Australia have announced former wicketkeeper-batsman Rod Marsh will replace outgoing chairman of the national selection panel John Inverarity.

Cricket Australia have announced former wicketkeeper-batsman Rod Marsh will replace outgoing chairman of the national selection panel John Inverarity.

Inverarity resigned earlier this month, ending a tenure that spanned two and a half years. The 66-year-old Marsh has since been afforded a three-year contract.

Erstwhile Test cricketer Trevor Hohns and ex-batsman Mark Waugh, meanwhile, have joined the panel – after former seamer Andy Bichel and current captain Michael Clarke vacated the group recently.

"When John took over as national selector the Australian Test team was ranked fourth in the world and its on-field performance was well short of where it is today," said CA chief executive James Sutherland.

"He leaves his post with Australian teams in a position of strength holding the number one ranking in Test and ODI cricket. That reflects his commitment and the astute judgment he brought to the role at a challenging time for Australian cricket.

"Rod is the right man to take on this important role having been a key member of the panel since 2011. His track record speaks for itself. He brings a wealth of experience to the position, having been a leading player, coach and most recently a selector."

Ex-mining company Rio Tinto managing director David Peever, too, has been elected as deputy chairman of CA's board of directors. The 56-year-old Peever was appointed as an independent CA director in October 2012 as part of broad governance changes to the game in the country – and currently sits on the CA remuneration committee.

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