Trevor Hohns and Greg Chappell roped in by Cricket Australia to patch-up
Published - Nov 17, 2016 7:04 am | Updated - Nov 17, 2016 7:04 am
Former Australian cricketers Trevor Hohns and Greg Chappell have been roped in by Cricket Australia to patch up the broken pipes in the system so to speak. Trevor Hohns has been appointed as the interim chairman of selectors, something that sees him taking up a role he had once held for a decade and also something that had seen him preside over a wonderful Australian team.
In spite of the appointment being only a short-term position for Hohns, this is something that comes following the resignation of Rod Marsh as chief selector. The Aussies are in a bit of a rot at the moment and have lost their last five Test matches on the spin. Mark Waugh, incumbent coach Darren Lehmann, and now even Greg Chappell will now sit on the board of selectors.
David Peever, the chairman of Cricket Australia at the moment stated that Hohns had agreed to step into the role on a temporary basis to ensure continuity while the search for a permanent chairman continues. “It is vital that Australian cricket finds the best candidate for this role,” said Peever.
“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.” His in-depth knowledge of up-and-coming talent in the Australian system will be invaluable,” he said.
Speaking about the resignation of Rod Mash, Peever added that it was something that had come following a lot of disappointment over the board. “Naturally the board and our senior executive are disappointed with the recent Test performances,” Peever added.
Mark Waugh also went on to add that there would be sweeping changes in the next Test match in Adelaide, one that would be a Day/Night Test played with the pink ball. “Obviously there will be changes at Adelaide. I can’t say how many or who at this present point in time,” Waugh said.
Waugh also went on to add that there were a number of names in the fray from the labyrinth of the domestic circuit. “But I can assure you we are looking at a lot of batsmen. And if someone sticks their hands up and gets a 150 or a 100 in this (Shield) round then it is really important.”