Waugh steps down as national selector

Waugh steps down as national selector

Waugh steps down as national selector

However both are now gone, with CA yet to decide whether there will be another panel restructure, or if a new face will sit beside new coach Justin Langer during the preparations for the tournament.

Waugh has elected to end his contract following the tours of England and Zimbabwe, after accepting a new commentary role with Fox Sports which will see him heavily involved on-air across all formats during the upcoming Australian summer.

The Australian legend recently signed a Fox Sports' commentary team, which along with the free-to-air Channel Seven won the rights to broadcast the Australian summer of cricket in a six-year deal worth nearly A$1.2 billion.

Waugh's last set of selection assignments will include picking the squads for a five-match ODI and a one-off T20 match in England.

Waugh specialised in selecting for limited overs cricket, with a particular focus on the Twenty20 team.

"Being a selector is not an easy task, and Mark has made an important contribution to Australia's on-field success alongside his fellow panel members".

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The 52-year-old, who played 128 Tests and 244 one-day internationals for Australia, has served as national selector for four years.

"Mark was specifically brought in for white ball cricket and he should be very pleased with his contribution to the 2015 World Cup victory", Howard said.

It ended cricket's four-decade relationship with the rival Nine Network and also sidelined the CBS-backed Ten Network, which had previously screened Big Bash League games.

CA said it would make a decision on its structure or a possible replacement for Waugh "in due course".

It's yet another curveball ahead of the World T20, which Australia has never won and will host for the first time in 2020.

Waugh, whose commentary duties are expected to cover all formats of the game, was joined by Mel Jones, Mike Hussey, Isa Guha and Michael Vaughan in joining the pay-tv broadcaster's commentary team.

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