Giles resigns as selector; Newell takes his place

"It's a tremendous privilege and a great honour to be invited to join the England selection panel and I am really looking forward to working more closely with James, Peter and Angus"

“It’s a tremendous privilege and a great honour to be invited to join the England selection panel and I am really looking forward to working more closely with James, Peter and Angus”

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Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell has replaced former England head coach Ashley Giles as a national selector after Giles expressed his desire to step down.

Giles has been a national selector since 2008, but decided to resign after Peter Moores replaced him as England’s new head coach.

England’s selection committee will now consist of Newell, Moores, James Whitaker and Angus Fraser.

“It’s a tremendous privilege and a great honour to be invited to join the England selection panel and I am really looking forward to working more closely with James, Peter and Angus,” Newell said. “I would also like to thank Nottinghamshire CCC for their support in allowing me to take on this role and play a part in shaping the future direction of the England team.”

Whitaker added: “Ashley Giles has informed ECB today that he intends to step down from the panel and I would like to thank him for all his hard work and dedication to the England cause over the past six years both as a selector, and more recently as our limited-overs coach.

“We welcome Mick to the panel and his passion, cricketing knowledge and in-depth understanding of our county game will be invaluable as we seek to identify potential international talent and develop outstanding England teams across all three formats of the game.”

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