NSW nominates Marshall Rosen to succeed Border

Published: Tuesday, May 3, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Sydney:As the search for Allan Border' successor in the national selection panel continues, New South Wales (NSW) have nominated Marshall Rosen, a former Sheffield Shield opener, to replace him. This follows the decision of Victoria to push for Ray Bright and Western Australia picked Tom Hogan.

NSW have nominated Marshall under the assumption that international experience is not a prerequisite for a place on Cricket Australia's selection panel headed by Trevor Hohns. The 56-year-old Marshall has been a state selector for the past three years.

"I'd find it disappointing if the fact Marshall didn't play Test cricket was to count against him," David Gilbert, the New South Wales chief executive, told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"There have been other good national selectors who did not play Test cricket, and we've all seen what a good coach John Buchanan has been for Australia."

It may be recalled that the deadline for applications was extended last Friday following non-receipt of applications.

The names of Damien Fleming and Darren Lehmann are also doing rounds as possible replacements for Border, who called it quits in April. David Boon and Andrew Hilditch are the other two members in the panel headed by Trevor Hohns.

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