According to cricinfo, Australia will relieve one of its five selectors from his duties. The official reason given is that with the appointment of Cricket Australia's national talent manager, Greg Chappell, to the selectors' committee the number of selectors is now higher than the ideal number of four. There are, you see, at the moment, five selectors. Exactly why Cricket Australia appointed an additional selector in the first place if five is considered one too many is not entirely clear to me.
Our very own jester Hilditch is quoted as saying: 'I think all the selectors have performed really well.' Really? Managing to bring a cricket team from the number 1 Test XI in the world down to the number 5 position is executing your duties 'really well'?! Gosh, I hate to think what would have happened if our Australian selectors had performed badly. Whitewashed by Zimbabwe?!