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28 July 2021
Former Australia captain George Bailey has been named as the chairman of the national selection committee and he will replace the outgoing chairman Trevor Hohns, who has decided to quit his post. Hohns served the role of head selector in his two stints with the Australian senior men side. He had first taken up the chairmanship in 1995 and served until 2005 and later took up the role once again in 2016.
Cricket Australia has started its search for the third member of the selection panel who will accompany head coach Justin Langer and incoming chairman Bailey.
Bailey’s elevation to the chair of the selection committee highlights his increasing stature among the Cricket Australia ranks. Bailey was inducted into the committee shortly after he bid adieu to the game as a player.
Bailey’s leadership has always been rated highly by Cricket Australia as he was trusted to lead the Australia T2OI side before he made his international debut. He led Australia in his debut series against India in 2011-12 which was quite remarkable at that time and he later rose to the leadership of the ODI team in absence of Michael Clarke, who was grappling with injuries.
Bailey did not have a long career at the international stage and played 29 ODIs and 28 T20Is for Australia. However, his experience in the shortest format—T20s is immense with 213 appearances.