News International – LONDON: James Taylor has been appointed as an England selector, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Friday.

Summary

  • LONDON: James Taylor has been appointed as an England selector, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Friday.
  • Former England international Taylor was forced to retire due to a heart condition two years ago and he now completes a panel headed by national selector Ed Smith and also featuring England head coach Trevor Bayliss.
  • The appointment of Taylor completes a restructure of the panel that started when Smith replaced fellow former England batsman James Whitaker in April.
  • “I’m thrilled to be taking up this role with the ECB and once again supporting the England set-up,” said Taylor.
  • The timing was particularly cruel as it appeared Taylor was on the verge of establishing himself in the England set-up.


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