Newell honoured to succeed Giles

England

The ambitious Nick Newell has outlined a desirable determination, after this week's appointment to England's selection panel.

The ambitious Nick Newell has outlined a desirable determination, after this week's appointment to England's selection panel.

Former limited-overs coach Ashley Giles vacated the position on Friday. 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.

"It's a tremendous privilege and a great honour to be invited to join the England selection panel and I am really looking forward to working more closely with James, Peter and Angus," said Newell.

"I would also like to thank Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club for their support in allowing me to take on this role and play a part in shaping the future direction of the England team."

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 ECB national selector James Whitaker.

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