George Linton appointed new Chairman of Selectors in Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados: The Barbados Cricket Association has made changes to its selection panel for the senior national team. Former Barbados players George Linton, Winston Reid and Michael Inniss will form the new panel replacing Courtney Browne, Philo Wallace and Ezra Moseley – who all played for Barbados and West Indies.
The new selectors will be joined by the BCA's Director of Coaching, Henderson Springer, and the captain on the selection panel. The 53-year-old Linton, who was a stalwart in the Barbados team in the 1980s will be the new chairman, taking over from Browne, who has been elevated to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Selection Panel.
“It is an honour and a privilege to be chosen as chairman of the Barbados selectors. We have an abundance of talent in the country, contrary to what people may think, and we will be sitting down and putting our heads together to try to come up with the best combinations for all three forms of the game,” Linton said.
Linton played 26 first-class matches, taking 78 wickets at an average of 29.75. Reid was one of the leading slow bowlers in the 1980s and 90s and took 205 wickets at 23.08 runs each in 53 first-class matches. Inniss, a strong left-handed batsman, played four first-class matches for the island between 1986 and 1989. He made 251 runs at an average of 50.2 per innings.