ECB appoint Angus Fraser as new selector

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“Despite the doom and gloom after this winter’s Ashes, I believe it’s a really exciting time to be involved in the England set up”

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced that Middlesex’s director of cricket, Angus Fraser, has been appointed as a selector and will join national selector James Whitaker on the selection panel.

Fraser will continue with his old job as Middlesex’s director of cricket, while balancing the duties of being a selector.

“I am chuffed to be involved and am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead,” Fraser said. “As a player I always took great pride in representing England and I am delighted to be given another chance to contribute.

“Despite the doom and gloom after this winter’s Ashes, I believe it’s a really exciting time to be involved in the England set up. There is a real chance to create something and there are a lot of talented young cricketers within the county game. This new position will not affect my desire to turn Middlesex into the most competitive and respected club in the country.”

Fraser was chosen ahead of other highly qualified candidates like former England off-spinner John Emburey, the former directors of cricket at Somerset and Surrey – Brian Rose and Chris Adams and ex-England opening batsman Marcus Trescothick.

“I am delighted to welcome Angus Fraser on to the selection panel,” Whitaker said. “Gus has been heavily involved in cricket for many years as a player and an administrator. He brings integrity and the wealth of knowledge that we will need as we look to identify the players across all formats who can thrive in the international environment.”

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