Former Australian Test selector Greg Chappell is running in to take over the selector job again after a gap of two decades when he resigned from the post due to the "archaic structure" of the cricket administration in Australia then.
The 62-year-old former Test skipper will appear for an interview later this week for becoming a full-time selector and if chosen, his responsibilities would also include being a national talent scout.
Cricket Australia manager Michael Brown said that the new role has been designed to help professionalize the panel.
“The creation of the position is a wonderful step for the professionalism of Australian cricket," Brown said.
“We expect this person to play a key role in managing senior Australian teams and being available to communicate with current players and those who have been identified as potential Australian players," he added.