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Hohns, Chappell join interim Cricket Australia selection panel

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The announcement was made late on Wednesday night

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 17:  Interim Australian Selector Greg Chappell is seen during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and South Australia at The Gabba on November 17, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Jason O'Brien/Getty Images)
Gregg has previously coached the Indian cricket team 

Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) has announced the appointment of former India head coach Gregg Chappell as member of the national selection panel to be chaired by Trevor Hohns on an interim basis.

The announcements came late on Wednesday, following the departure of Rod Marsh from the chairman's role, according to a CA statement.

Hohns has served on the national selection panel since 2014 in his current tenure, but previously sat on the panel from 1993 to 2006, including 10 years as chairman.

Chappell has had two previous stints as a national selector, first from 1984 to 1988, shortly after his retirement as a player, and again from 2010 to 2011, before he took up the role of Cricket Australia's national talent manager.

Chappell will step aside from that position while he serves as an interim national selector.

"It is vital that Australian cricket finds the best candidate for this role," CA chairman David Peever said.

"Trevor is highly experienced as a selector, and will ensure we place our best players on the field this summer while we seek a permanent replacement for Rod.

"Greg has been instrumental in... creating clear pathways for talented youth in Australian cricket to aspire to wear the baggy green. His in-depth knowledge of up-and-coming talent in the Australian system will be invaluable," Peever added.



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