Australian news August 31, 2010

John Dyson appointed NSW selection chairman

Cricinfo staff

John Dyson, the former West Indies and Sri Lanka coach, has replaced Brian Taber as New South Wales' chairman of selectors. Dyson is currently the state's talent manager and said it was an exciting time to be involved with the Blues.

"I look forward to the coming season and for the selection panel to play its part in the side's development going forward," he said. "We have a strong nucleus of players, many of whom will be pushing hard for selection in national sides in the coming months."

Dyson, a former batsman, played 30 Tests and 29 ODIs, and sits in sixth spot on New South Wales' run-scoring list in the Sheffield Shield. Taber will remain on the selection panel, which also includes Steve Smith, Marshall Rosen and Greg Hartshorne.