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Chappell is now a selector

Calcutta: Former Australia captain Greg Chappell, on Monday, became a full-time selector after being appointed National Talent Manager by Cricket Australia.

Andrew Hilditch, will continue to chair the National Selection Panel (NSP) and Chappell will join as one of its four members.

The former all-rounder, who played 87 Tests and 74 ODIs, will vacate his current role as Head Coach of CA Centre of Excellence in Brisbane to take over his new assignment, according to a media release issued by Cricket Australia.

Chappell, who had a controversial stint as India coach between 2005 and 2007, said he is looking forward to this challenging job.

“I am really excited by the challenge of this new role — from a talent management point of view, this will be an exciting period for Australian cricket. I have enjoyed the COE Head Coach role as I was able to work with a talented group of coaches and support staff to assist and develop the next generation of Australian cricketers. The new role dovetails beautifully for me as they will be the immediate future of Australian cricket,” he said.

He is expected to take up the new role as soon as the current COE program debriefing of state cricket associations is finished within the next month.

CA General Manager Michael Brown said he was delighted that a person with Chappell’s life-long depth of experience and expertise in elite cricket was able to take the new role.

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