George Bailey has been appointed as the new chairman of selectors of the Australian men’s cricket team following the retirement of Trevor Hohns.
Hohns had a combined 16 years as chief selector for his two periods from 1995 to 2005 and 2016 to 2021. He was a selector in the successful World Cup campaigns of 1999 and 2003, apart from three successful Ashes defenses against England.
Bailey takes over from him after joining the selection panel in February last year Greg Chappell, and retires immediately after retiring from international cricket.
Bailey has played 57 (29 ODIs and 28 T20Is) games for Australia as captain.
“First of all, I want to thank Trevor for his incredible work that has helped shape the success of Australian cricket over a long period of time, also during my days as a player and captain,” Bailey said in a statement.
In a challenging job, Trevor can always be calm, consistent and approachable. Just like his journey, he made my transition from player to selector as smooth as possible. There is a lot I will take from Trevor’s style, and I am very much looking forward to the journey ahead, ” he added.
Ben Oliver, Executive General-National Teams at Cricket Australia, said the board has started looking for a member of the third panel to join Bailey and head coach Justin Langer.
‘George is a highly respected leader who is now well established at the NSP with Justin as the head coach. The third panelist will add their shared experience as we look for someone to compliment, ” Oliver said.
Meanwhile, the Australian men’s team will take on host Bangladesh in a five-match T20I series begins on August 3 in Dhaka.