Cricket Australia on Monday announced that former batsman Mark Waugh is set to step down as the national selector at the end of August this year. In a statement, the cricketing board said that the 52-year old, who head the selector’s panel for the past four years, has decided not to continue in his role after the expiration of his contract on August 31. “We’re disappointed to lose Mark, but wish him all the best in his new role and we are pleased he will still have heavy involvement in the game,” CA high performance boss Pat Howard said.
The former Australian international, who recently accepted a new TV commentary role with fox sports, will finish his tenure following the tours of England and Zimbabwe.
Waugh is currently in India where he is commentating for the Indian Premier League,2018. Recently Mark Waugh had heaped praise on Delhi Daredevils batsman Prithvi Shaw and compared him with Sachin Tendulkar.
“The first thing you notice is his technique, it’s very similar to Sachin Tendulkar. His grip, his stance, he stays very still at the crease and plays all his shots around the wicket. He plays the ball quite late and is quite punchy in his strokeplay and has an excellent base to play any shot from any bowler. He’s just so much like Sachin Tendulkar,” Mark Waugh said during a show on Star Sports.