Luke Wright named Chief Selector for England Men’s Team

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Just In: Luke Wright has been appointed as the team’s new chief selector by the England Cricket Board. Notably, Luke is now the Auckland coach and will start his new job in March new year, right after he concludes his assignment with Auckland.

The former English batter will share squad selection duties with England’s Men Managing Director Rob Key, Performance Director Mo Bobat, and Play Identification Incharge David Court alongside relevant White and Red Ball Coaches and Captains.

It’s important to note that former England Director Ashley Giles dissolved the selection committee and gave Head Coach Chris Silverwood full responsibility during his tenure; nevertheless, Key restored the post before appointing Luke for this particular position.

Speaking with the media, Luke warmly shared his sentiments, stating,  “Taking on this responsibility is a great honor and privilege, and I am excited about it. I can’t wait anymore and attempt to contribute with the Ashes and ICC Men’s 50-over World Cup next year, as it has been a tremendous year for England men’s cricket.”

“After winning the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and a successful summer for Men’s Test Team, I’m delighted that Luke will be joining the English National Squad as Selector, and his significant experience would be important in squad selection,” Key said.