Luke Wright named as England men's selector

He will also contribute to the selection of England's Lions and Young Lions squads, and - like Smith's former head scout James Taylor - will be responsible for talent discovery and coverage of all domestic cricket in the summer.

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Former England all-rounder Luke Wright has been appointed as the new England Men's selector. Wright will share responsibility for the selection of England's red- and white-ball teams with the coaches and captains of the respective squads, as well as England Men's managing director Rob Key, performance director Mo Bobat, and player identification lead David Court.
He will also contribute to the selection of England's Lions and Young Lions squads, and - like Smith's former head scout James Taylor - will be responsible for talent discovery and coverage of all domestic cricket in the summer. His input will be considered for ECB central contract decisions, and he will collaborate with the ECB science and medicine team on player availability and programming.
Wright, who played professional cricket until last June, played 50 ODIs and 51 T20Is for the England national team. He never played a Test but played 144 first-class matches. Besides, he enriched his career by playing 211 List 'A' and 344 T20 matches. The 37-year-old Wright was a member of the 2010 T20 World Cup-winning team.
"It's a huge honour and privilege to take on this role, one that I am incredibly excited about," Wright said. "With the Ashes and ICC Men's 50-over World Cup next year, I can't wait to get started and try to contribute after what has been a fantastic year for England men's cricket."
Wright has spent the previous two winters in New Zealand, coaching Auckland and working in the limited-overs setup for the national side. He will conclude his stint in New Zealand at the end of March and begin his selector job at the beginning of the English season.