Sussex captain expresses interest in national selection post December 15, 2007

Adams keen on England selector job

Cricinfo staff

Chris Adams led Sussex to their third Championship title in five years in 2007 © Getty Images

Chris Adams, the Sussex captain, has applied for the position of England's national selector, according to the Daily Telegraph.

At the end of the season Adams, 37, extended his contract with Sussex until 2009. But it is believed there is a get-out clause which would enable him to cut his career short to pursue his ambition of managing and coaching the best cricketers in the country.

At the recommendation of the Schofield Report, the ECB have advertised for a full-time selector's role which will involve travelling with England on all tours. At the moment David Graveney, the chairman of selectors for the past decade, has stayed in England while the team toured abroad.

Last week, Graham Gooch also threw his hat into the ring. Applications for the position close on Monday and interviews are due to start on January 7.