James Taylor named as the full-time selector for England

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James Taylor, the former right-handed classy batsman for England has a rare story to himself. In fact, the 28-year old written a book named ”Cut Short” to explain his life story to the fans. He has been in a tremendous form when he was forced to retire from all forms of the cricket but his passion towards the game always made him stay close to the game via various sources.

Taylor started his England career on a grand note and was becoming a regular in the side by scoring centuries and match-winning knocks often than not. But, just when he was looked like writing new pages to his name in cricket records, he was diagnosed with a rare heart condition called Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) thus taking the retirement from all forms of the game.

James Taylor
James Taylor (Picture Source – Sky Sports)

Thereafter, James Taylor took up the roles of a commentator, coach and England scout. His professionality impressed the England officials thus offering him the role of a full-time selector in England and Wales Cricket Board. Speaking of the same, James Taylor expressed his joy and promised to do his job to the perfection in order to help the ECB do better.

“I’m thrilled to be taking up this role with the ECB and once again supporting the England set-up. This is an important role and it’s a huge honour to be appointed. I have always been deeply passionate about the game and will bring all of my energy and experience – from the Lions, domestic cricket and the international Test and white-ball game – to this task,” James Taylor said on his appointment.

“We are excited that James is joining us as a full-time England selector for the men’s game. He is highly determined, with a deep knowledge of the contemporary game at all levels. He was the outstanding candidate, James’s early retirement has brought a unique opportunity for the game; he can bring his recent experiences and insights to selection, as we seek to identify the best players to drive forward England’s teams in all formats,” Smith quoted as per Cricbuzz.

The 28-year-old Taylor played seven Tests and 27 one-day internationals (ODI) for England but retired from professional cricket in 2016 after being diagnosed with a heart condition. Taylor, who also played for Leicestershire from 2008 to 2011 and Nottinghamshire from 2012-16 later joined media and wrote columns for the reputed websites.