After 19 years of service to Australian cricket, Women’s National Selection Panel Chairperson Margaret Jennings has stood down from the role of selecting Australia’s best female cricketers
After 19 years of service to Australian cricket, Women’s National Selection Panel Chairperson Margaret Jennings has stood down from the role of selecting Australia’s best female cricketers.
Jennings informed Cricket Australia that she wished to stand-down at the conclusion of the Ashes tour of England with long time panel member of 17-years Wendy Weir also stepping down.
The duo have been at the selection table over a long period that has seen the Australian women’s cricket team, the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars, achieve great success in holding down the mantle of the world’s best team for quite a vast period.
Christina Matthews, who has also been on the panel for four years, will take over from Jennings as Chair, with continuing Julie Savage and former Test and ODI player Julie Hayes joining the three-member panel.
The Women’s Youth Selection Panel also has a new member with Lyn Larsen joining Chair Richard McInnes (also Southern Stars coach), and Hayes who will sit on both panels.
Larsen is a former Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars captain and represented Australia for 11 years between 1983 and 1994.
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First Posted 19 October, 2009 10:03AM AEST