Rod Marsh to step down as chairman of selectors

Coach Darren Lehmann (left) gestures as Rod Marsh and Steve Smith (right) look on during the Australian team's net session at the WACA Ground in Perth, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING
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Australia’s chairman of selectors, Rod Marsh has communicated the board that he will not hold the post after the expiration of his current contract.

Marsh was appointed as a selector in 2011 and took over the chairmanship in 2014. His tenure as the leader of the committee will come at an end in June 2017.

“We can confirm that Rod Marsh has decided not to continue on in his role as national selector once his contract expires in June 2017,” a Cricket Australia spokesperson said. “At this stage no decision has been made on a replacement.”

The summer of 2016-17 will be the last selection by the selection committee headed by Rod Marsh, the other selectors are Mark Waugh, Trevor Hohns and the coach Darren Lehmann.

Marsh’s selected team achieved the top position in test ranking for a short period of time and also won the world cup 2015. Australia have been ranked as the best ODI series for quite some time now.