Andrew ‘deluded’ Hilditch has to go

Australia’s chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch says the only way he’ll leave his post is to be sacked.

Hilditch, a selector since 1996, said he wanted his contract extended when it expired in April.

He is absolutely deluded…about cricket, what is expected of his position and being Australian.

“I have still got the same passion for everything I can give to Australian cricket, I only do it for one reason and that is I love Australian cricket,” he told reporters in Adelaide on Tuesday.

“I’m trying to do the best job I possibly can, as is the whole selection panel.

“So it will be for someone else to tell me when I’m not required.”

Hilditch, chairman of the selection panel since 2006, also denied he had not told wicketkeeper Brad Haddin of reasons for his Twenty20 dumping.

Haddin described the move as “odd” given Hilditch rated him the best gloveman in all three forms of cricket.

And the wicketkeeper’s manager Peter Lovitt said selectors had not discussed the axing with his client.

“I spoke to Brad before he was omitted from the Twenty20 side and I gave him the reasons,” Hilditch said.

In the wake of the Ashes loss to England, Hilditch maintained his selection panel had “done a very good job” in a comment met with derision in some quarters.

“To the extent that someone thinks that we’re not disappointed with the result, I’m disappointed those comments were taken that way,” Hilditch said.

“The reality is nobody could be more disappointed than the national selection panel.

“We picked what we thought was a squad capable of winning the Ashes and it wasn’t capable of winning the Ashes, so that is disappointing.”

Buford Balony says: Please sack him NOW!!!!


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