ABC News Australia – Former Test opener Ed Cowan says there needs to be an overhaul to Australian cricket’s national selection panel, with more current or recently retired players involved in the process.

Summary

  • Former Test opener Ed Cowan says there needs to be an overhaul to Australian cricket’s national selection panel, with more current or recently retired players involved in the process.
  • Australia’s current selection panel consists of Trevor Hohns, national coach Justin Langer, and former Australian captain Greg Chappell.
  • Speaking on ABC Grandstand on day four of the fourth Test against India, Cowan said he wanted to see something similar to England’s selection panel, which appointed recently retired batsman James Taylor as a selector last July.
  • Cowan believes Australia cricket would benefit from having players not in selection contention as part of the panel.
  • Cowan’s comments followed criticism from dumped paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile, who said the communication regarding his non-selection in the upcoming One Day series against India was “poor”.


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