February 26, 2002

Alan Edwards announces retirement decision

Western Australian Cricket Association

Alan Edwards has announced his decision to stand down as Chairman of the West Australian State Cricket Selection Panel, effective at the end of this season.

Edwards made his announcement to the WACA's International and Interstate Committee (I & I) during a regular monthly meeting of the committee, last Thursday evening at the WACA ground.

Alan Edwards is one of WA's most experienced Cricket Selectors, having stood on the State Selection Panel for a total of 27 years, from 1960-61 to 1987-88, including the final 20 years as Chairman, from 1967-68.

Edwards returned to the State Selection Panel for this season to add experience, following the loss of Ron Bowe, Doug Harris and Chairman Kim Hughes from last season's panel.

WACA Cricket Manager Rob Thompson said, "The WACA would like to thank Alan Edwards for making yet another valuable contribution to WA cricket. Alan returned to the State Selection Panel this season to add some stability and experience after the loss of some long serving members and once again Alan has done a great job for WA cricket."

The WACA's I & I Committee is due to appoint next season's State Selection Panel and appoint a new Chairman at its next scheduled meeting in April. The State Selection Panel is appointed by the I & I Committee via nominations received from WACA District clubs.