Rod Marsh, Australia Chairman of Selectors, stepped down after his team suffered a humiliating series defeat in Hobart on Tuesday.
The resignation is effective immediately. Cricket Australia Board are to meet to decide on an interim replacement.
After suffering their third-consecutive series defeat against South Africa, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland forecast changes ahead of next week’s day-night Test in Adelaide. These changes, however, were to do with playing personnel and not Marsh’s decision to step down.
Speaking on his decision to end his two-and-a-half year tenure, the 96-Test veteran remains adamant that he was not forced out of his position.
‘This is my own decision and no-one within Cricket Australia has pressured me or even suggested that I should do this,’ Marsh said.
‘Clearly, though, it is time for some fresh thinking, just as it is for our Test team to welcome some new faces as we build for the future. I have always had the best interests of Australian cricket foremost in my heart, and that’s why I have made this decision.
‘I wish the captain, coach, and the team all the best going forward. We will be great again.’
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