AUSSIE CHIEF SE­LEC­TOR MARCH QUITS

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

AUS­TRALIA’S chair­man of se­lec­tors Rod Marsh yes­ter­day quit with im­me­di­ate ef­fect af­ter a run of five heavy Test de­feats left the team in cri­sis, say­ing it was time for “some fresh think­ing”. The for­mer wick­et­keep­ing great, 69, stepped down amid re­crim­i­na­tions about the poorly per­form­ing team which crashed to its third straight home se­ries de­feat to South Africa on Tues­day. “This is my own de­ci­sion and no one within Cricket Aus­tralia has pres­sured me or even sug­gested that I should do this,” Marsh said in a state­ment. “Clearly, it is time for some fresh think­ing, just as it is for our Test team to wel­come some new faces as we build for the fu­ture. I have al­ways had the best in­ter­ests of Aus­tralian cricket fore­most in my heart, and that’s why I have made this de­ci­sion.”

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