ECB appoints Luke Wright as England Men's selector
Luke Wright played 50 ODIs and 51 T20Is for England between 2007-2014 [Source: Twitter]
As expected, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have appointed former international Luke Wright as the men's national selector. Wright will have his say in the selection of England men's white and red-ball teams, along with coaches and captains of the Test and limited-over sides, men's managing director Robert Key, performance director Mo Bobat and player ID lead David Court.
Wright is currently in New Zealand for his coaching assignment with Auckland Cricket and will start his new role by the end of March 2023, just ahead of the English summer. Wright will be expected to oversee domestic cricket, central contracts, and work closely with scouts, apart from being a selector.
In a statement, Key welcomed Wright into his new role.
"With his significant experience of playing in England and overseas as well as his in-depth knowledge of county cricket, he will be an important voice in squad selection while also helping to identify the next generation of England stars.
Wright, too, sounded excited about his new innings in cricket administration.
“It’s a huge honour and privilege to take on this role, one that I am incredibly excited about. With the Ashes and ICC Men’s 50-over World Cup next year, I can’t wait to get started and try to contribute after what has been a fantastic year for England men’s cricket.”
The 37-year-old played 50 ODIs and 51 T20Is for England between 2007 and 2014, including winning the ICC T20 World Cup in 2010.
The all-rounder announced his retirement from professional cricket, having played for County's like Leicestershire and Sussex over a career spanning nineteen years.