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Chappell booted out there too

cricket Updated: Aug 20, 2011 01:38 IST

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In a major revamp of Australian cricket, chief selector Andrew Hilditch, selection panel member Greg Chappell, who reportedly drove everyone "mad" in the national team, and coach Tim Nielsen were sacked.

The overhaul came about after Cricket Australia accepted suggestions from the Don Argus review into the team's performance following their Ashes debacle last summer. Hilditch was sacked and a 5-man selection panel will be created with a full-time chairman and two independent members.

National talent manager, Chappell, has been removed from the selection panel. "He drove us all mad," one player was quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph. "The players found him such an unsettling influence, particularly when they were batting, that they asked that he be excluded."