Graveney is new chairman of selectors: Cricket

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David Graveney has, as expected, been appointed as chairman of England's selectors, but there was some surprise over the choice of the other two members of his panel. Both are former England captains, but both Graham Gooch and Mike Gatting are still playing in the County Championship.

Gooch has combined playing and selecting before but that was not popular with the then chairman of selectors, Raymond Illingworth.

Graveney, who has been appointed until 1999, will stay as general secretary of the Professional Cricketers' Association, but there will be no conflict of interest on disciplinary matters, which will be handled by the England Management Committee.

Derek Pringle, page 27

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