Shane Warne names his dream team to run Australian cricket
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Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne has named his dream team of selectors and team management in part one his manifesto, and detailed his views on the things he perceives to be wrong with the sport in his country.
Warne has demanded a complete revamp of the national selection panel, saying that he is only in favour of former wicketkeeper Rodney Marsh being retained.
Along with Marsh, who will be the Chairman of the selection committee, Warne wants Mark Waugh, Damien Martyn and Glenn McGrath as the other selectors.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the former leg-spinner Warne has named his preferred support staff, and they are:
CEO of cricket or GM: Mark Taylor, as he is a wonderful communicator, very approachable and respected
Coach: Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming as he is the best opposition captain he played against and a calm and intelligent leader
Assistant coach: Darren "Boo" Lehmann as he understands the game as "good" as anyone and is a good balance of old school and new school
Batting coach: Mike Hussey or Michael Bevan as both are respected players who have a grasp all forms of the game
Bowling coach: Merv Hughes or Bruce Reid as both were very clever bowlers with a great attitude and a passion for the game
Consultant: Ian Chappell as he is a sounding board for any player to talk to at anytime and be around the group when needed.
Warne also said "Chaps" was the biggest influence on his cricketing career, with an understanding of the game that was second to none.
He said that all of the above personalities were from the game of cricket, and not from any other sport, as was the profile of the present set up.
Warne retired from international cricket six years, and was often seen as a divisive figure.