Selector Merv Hughes is in a fix over his part time occupations

June 20th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney June 20, (ANI): Former Australian cricketer Merv Hughes

is in a fix whether to opt for Cricket Australia’s new full-time

position of national selector or not.

Marv’s main worry is the announcement of the Australian Cricket

Association that says that one of the four spots on the panel

would be transformed into a full-time job, which means he would

have to give up his other occupation as a leader of overseas

tour groups.

‘I really enjoy what I do and I see it as a privilege working

with this team, as I have done for the past four and a half

years,’ The Sunday Age quoted him as saying.

‘To hear about the advent of a full-time selector and not to be

told is disappointing about what it would entail. I can roll the

dice by applying for that job or roll the dice by not applying

for it. That is something I have got to weigh up,’ he added.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the National Selection Panel (NSP)

Andrew Hilditch is contracted until the end of next year’s World

Cup while Hughes, Jamie Cox and David Boon are free to apply

provided they surrender their other roles to take on the new

full-time position.

‘In the past I have copped a lot of criticism for combining the

two [selection and tour groups], but during the Ashes last year

when I was selector on duty I didn’t have a tour group here …

‘Obviously it’s not ideal as far as Cricket Australia is

concerned.’ said Hughes.

The former Test fast bowler, who is the selector on duty with

the limited-overs team in the UK, is reluctant to choose between

the roles. However, he is keen to apply for the new position if

he gets more information on the matter. (ANI)

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