Former England batsman Ed Smith has been named as the brand new nationwide selector for England.
The England and Wales Cricket Board introduced on Friday that Smith, who performed 3 Exams for England and in 350 county suits, can be a part of a “new option to scouting, assessing and settling on gamers for the senior males’s Take a look at, T20 and one-day facets, making sure higher connection throughout the world pathway”.
The 40-year-old replaces James Whitaker, who left the placement as a part of a restructure in March after 5 years within the function.
Smith stated: “I am extremely joyful to take at the function of nationwide selector. I used to be more than pleased with what I used to be doing up to now however the probability to be at the vanguard of this construction in English cricket was once too excellent a chance to show down.
“Variety and skill ID have at all times fascinated me and I have explored broadly how they’re evolving.
“It’s an exhilarating time for England cricket. I am very a lot having a look ahead to operating with (head trainer) Trevor (Bayliss), (Take a look at captain) Joe (Root) and (limited-overs captain) Eoin (Morgan), as we paintings in opposition to making sure that the ability in English cricket feeds into constant performances in all codecs of the sport.”