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Mick Newell, Nottinghamshire's director of cricket, is to succeed Ashley Giles as a member of the England selection panel. Giles was overlooked for the England head coach's position, losing his job in charge of the limited-overs teams as a result, and he has now decided he will no longer continue as a selector.

Giles had been a selector since 2008, at first combining the role with being Warwickshire's director of cricket. He was made England's limited-overs coach at the end of 2012, with Andy Flower focusing on the Test team, but lost out to Peter Moores during the ECB's recruitment process to appoint a successor to Flower who would regain control across all three formats.

Newell, who was also interviewed for the head coach's position, he will join the selection panel with immediate effect, working alongside James Whitaker, Angus Fraser and Moores. Like Fraser, who is Middlesex's director of cricket, and Giles before him, Newell will retain his county role.

"Ashley Giles has informed ECB today that he intends to step down from the panel and I would like to thank him for all his hard work and dedication to the England cause over the past six years both as a selector, and more recently as our limited-overs coach," Whitaker said.

"We welcome Mick to the panel and his passion, cricketing knowledge and in-depth understanding of our county game will be invaluable as we seek to identify potential international talent and develop outstanding England teams across all three formats of the game."

Newell is the longest-serving coach on the county circuit, having been in charge at Trent Bridge since 2002. He has twice led Nottinghamshire to the Championship title and last season saw his team lift the YB40 trophy at Lord's. Newell has also coached the England Lions and England U-19 teams, and in 2012 he was linked with the Bangladesh job, despite never having played international cricket.

Newell said: "It's a tremendous privilege and a great honour to be invited to join the England selection panel and I am really looking forward to working more closely with James, Peter and Angus. I would also like to thank Nottinghamshire CCC for their support in allowing me to take on this role and play a part in shaping the future direction of the England team."

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