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April 3, 2018, at 11:46am

James Whitaker (L 76) to leave role as England's chief national selector.

It was recently announced that James Whitaker will leave his job as national selector as part of a long overdue shake up of England’s selection panel. England will introduce a scouting system under the control of a new national selector in time for the start of this summer.

James has spent five years in the position, aided by Angus Fraser and Mick Newell, and a decade as selector, during which time England have claimed four Ashes series wins as well as landing their first global trophy at the 2010 ICC World Twenty20. However, there have been a number of low moments, including a second successive failed Ashes campaign Down Under while England have lost nine of their most recent 11 Tests overseas.

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