Mark Waugh to step down from the Australian selection committee

Mark Waugh to step down from the Australian selection committee

The upcoming series against England and Zimbabwe would be the last time Waugh makes an appearance for CA in that role.

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Selector Mark Waugh. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Fox recently signed former Aussie great Mark Waugh as a part of their commentary roster. The 52 year old is all set to join Adam Gilchrist, his former opening partner. With a scintillating international experience between both of them, their insights would be beneficial for the Fox.

As a result, to concentrate on his commentary stint, Mark Waugh is all set to step down from his current role. He is currently the T20 Chairman on the selectors’ panel. Thus, the upcoming series against England and Zimbabwe would be the last time Waugh makes an appearance for CA in that role.

He has been a part of the selection panel from way back since 2014. The Daily Telegraph revealed that he would not be renewing his contract which expires in August this year. Currently, he has also been working in the IPL as a part of the Star Sports commentary team.

During his days as a cricketer, Mark Waugh amassed more than 16000 runs and took above 100 wickets across both the formats. There’s no doubt that his absence will hurt the selection committee. However, his analysis would be interesting to hear and viewers have enjoyed the same during IPL.

Looking forward to working with Gilly

Earlier, Mark Waugh sounded excited regarding his contract with Fox. He looked forward to working with his counterparts Adam Gilchrist and Allan Border. He also remarked that it was the first time a channel was being completely dedicated to cricket in Australia.

“I’m looking forward to working with Gilly, we get on well. He’s a knowledgeable guy and he’s easy to work with. Fox have got a great crew together. Allan Border and Brendon Julian are guys I’ve worked with a lot and it’s going to be exciting to see how it all pans out. They’ve got a dedicated channel obviously, which is a first in Australia for cricket. It’s exciting times.”

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