Rod Marsh resigns as Australia's chairman of selectors

Published: Nov 16, 2016, 15:01 IST | AFP

Australia’s chairman of selectors Rod Marsh this morning quit with immediate effect after a run of five heavy Test defeats left the team in crisis, saying it was time for “some fresh thinking”

Rod Marsh
Rod Marsh. Pic/ AFP

Sydney: Australia’s chairman of selectors Rod Marsh this morning quit with immediate effect after a run of five heavy Test defeats left the team in crisis, saying it was time for “some fresh thinking”.

The former wicketkeeping great, 69, stepped down amid recriminations about the poorly performing team which crashed to a first-ever home series defeat to South Africa on yesterday.

“This is my own decision and no one within Cricket Australia has pressured me or even suggested that I should do this,” Marsh said in a statement.

Cricket Australia said it would hold an extraordinary meeting later today to decide on an interim replacement, with an announcement “in due course”.

Marsh, one of several leading cricket officials under intense pressure, had previously insisted he would see out his contract which runs to the middle of next year.

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