Hussain, Fraser on England review panel

Former captain Hussain and ex-Test seamer Fraser are part of a panel which will conduct an inquest into England's Ashes debacle.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2007 13:13 IST

Former captain Nasser Hussain and ex-Test seamer Angus Fraser were both named on Thursday as members of a seven-man panel which will conduct an inquest into England's Ashes debacle in Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced.

Panel chairman Ken Schofield, the former leading golf administrator, is the only member of the review team not to have played Test cricket for England.

Also on board are former Glamorgan opener Hugh Morris, the ECB deputy chief executive, ex-England coach Mickey Stewart, Brian Rose, now Somerset's director of cricket, and Nick Knight, who retired from county duty with Warwickshire at the end of the last English season.

Billed by the ECB as an "independent review", the panel aims to establish how England's performances "should be improved in order that England regain the Ashes in 2009 and win an ICC Global one-day event during the period 2007-11."

It is due to report in March.

ECB Chairman David Morgan said in a statement: "The Board has determined that this review forms a critical element of ECB's planning for the four-year cycle, which commences immediately after the 2007 World Cup.

"The board is delighted that such a high-profile team has been assembled with great experience of both playing and coaching at international and domestic level and looks forward to receiving the report at our March meeting.

First Published: Jan 18, 2007 22:56 IST