Rod Marsh has been appointed Australian cricket’s new chairman of selectors with fellow Test player Mark Waugh joining the four-man committee alongside the recalled Trevor Hohns.
Marsh has been elevated to the role following the retirement of John Inverarity while former all-rounder Andy Bichel has also been replaced.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann retains his position on the selection committee.
Cricket Australia (CA) released the details of the appointments on their website.
Marsh’s widely predicted move was ratified during a CA board meeting held in Melbourne over the past two days, and announced by CA boss James Sutherland.
“Rod Marsh is the right man to take on this important role having been a key member of the panel since 2011,” Sutherland said of the former wicketkeeper/batsman who played 96 Tests and set a new world benchmark for Test dismissals during his career that spanned 1970-1984.
“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.
“Throughout his days as a player he was the absolute embodiment of the Baggy Green cap and to this day is widely respected throughout the game.”
Marsh will also now relinquish his role as Cricket Australia’s manager, elite coaching development.
Waugh’s appointment had been discussed for some time but the return of Hohns, who had previously served as a national selector from 1993-2006, including a decade as the panel’s chair, was more of a surprise.