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Mark Waugh steps down as Australia selector

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Mark Waugh Stepped down  from the post of National selector

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Former Australia cricketer Mark Waugh has decided to quit from the post of national selector and he will not renew his contract which will end on 31 August. 

Waugh has accepted a commentary offer from a local broadcaster. Waugh has been the national selector from 2014 and the T20 Chairman on the selectors.

“We’re disappointed to lose Mark, but wish him all the best in his new role and we are pleased he will still have heavy involvement in the game,” CA high performance boss Pat Howard said.

Waugh’s final tour with the national side as a selector will be the tour to England and Zimbabwe in June and July where Australia will play five One-Day Internationals and one T20I in England in June, before a two-match T20I series in Zimbabwe.

Waugh is a well-respected player of the game who played 128 Tests and 244 ODIs for Australia. 

It will be tough for CA to find his replacement as currently they are under scanner after the infamous ball-tampering saga in South Africa which led to the bans on three players – captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. Head coach Daren Lehman also recently quit from his post.

Earlier this month, veteran opener Justin Langer was appointed as the new head coach of the Australian side.

Meanwhile, Waugh will be joining Adam Gilchrist, Allan Border, Mike Hussey and England’s Michael Vaughan at his new job at Fox Sports.

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