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Andrew Hilditch has confirmed he won’t volunteer to end his role as Australia’s chairman of selectors, and the only way he will leave the job is if he is sacked by Cricket Australia. Hilditch heads the four-man panel but is only a part-time selector, also working as a solicitor in Adelaide, and his contract with Cricket Australia expires after the World Cup.
Late last year, Greg Chappell took on the role as Australia’s national talent manager and full-time selector, which could have created an opportunity for Hilditch to step aside and focus on his legal career. However, despite Australia’s Ashes humiliation, and his own insistence that the selectors had done a good job, Hilditch remains keen to stay on after his contract ends.
Full story: ESPNcricinfo
Australia’s Test team is in panic mode.
Cricket has shown time and again that chopping and changing a side doesn’t work.
It reeks of uncertainty, with members of the team putting their own selection worries ahead of the group cause.
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For years in Ashes battles it was England who implemented the panicked changes as Australia cashed in.
But the roles have now well and truly reversed, and Australia is suffering the same demise that England experienced for much of the past 20 years.
Full story: Sydney Morning Herald
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When you are on the road as much as international cricketers are, playing a home Test is always great for two reasons.
Firstly you get to sleep in your own bed, a rare luxury for the modern day player, and secondly it is special to play in front of family and friends in your own town.
Adelaide is home for me, and while not a player, there are many of the same feelings being involved in the Test.
I played all my career for South Australia, and started here as a coach when I was assistant to Greg Chappell for three seasons.
Full story: Cricket Australia
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Speculation is rampant about Australia’s team for the Ashes.
So excited has the nation become that the announcement of its composition is being turned into a live showbiz event down at Sydney Harbour next Monday. It only seems an oversight by Cricket Australia that the chairman of selectors, Andrew Hilditch, is not, apparently, to be accompanied by dancing girls. Or not yet.
Full story: The Independent