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Hohns back as Queensland selector

Brisbane (Queensland) , Tue, 09 Aug 2011 ANI

Brisbane (Queensland), Aug.9 (ANI): Former chairman of selectors for the Australian cricket team, Trevor Hohns, is making a comeback.


The 57-year-old has elected to return in a part-time capacity as chairman of selectors for Queensland, The Age reports.


The most significant aspect of the role is that Hohns has also become its state talent manager, which will involve delivering scouting reports directly to Greg Chappell, Australia's sole full-time selector.


Hohns denied Australia's diminished ranking in world cricket was a primary motivation for resuming official involvement.


"That was never the case. It was more that there was an opportunity there to do something for Queensland," Hohns said yesterday.


The former Queensland captain and Test leg-spinner said there had been "a gradual build" in his level of interest in taking another selection job during his break.


"I've always remained interested from afar. Australian cricket is rebuilding, most of the states are rebuilding. It's a nice time to get back involved," he added.


During Hohns's tenure as a national selector Australia lost only six of the 46 Test series it contested and won a world-record 16 consecutive Tests. The last time he presided over the selection of the official Cricket Australia contract list, for the 2005-06 season, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist and Justin Langer were among the recipients. He also axed Darren Lehmann, who is now coach of Queensland. (ANI)


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