Former England batsman Ed Smith will be named as the new National Selector for the England men's senior teams according to reports, following the shake-up of the selection process announced by the ECB last month.
Smith, who played three Test matches for England and had a long county career with Kent and Middlesex, will reportedly replace James Whitaker who stood down following the restructure. The other current selectors, Nottinghamshire's Director of Cricket Mick Newell and Middlesex's Director of Cricket Angus Fraser, are also expected to vacate their positions.
Smith will chair a three-person selection panel which will also include Head Coach Trevor Bayliss and a third independent England selector who Smith will personally appoint. The selection process will be aided by the appointment of around 12 scouts, including some for specific disciplines such as spin bowling or wicketkeeping, who will then report back to Smith's panel.
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