CHARLES SALE: Ed Smith is globalized in the England selection revolution

National coach Ed Smith is ready to accumulate many air miles after England this winter

England cricket will put its new selection process on a fully professional platform for the first time in the West Indies and Sri Lanka.

Either national coach Ed Smith or his deputy James Taylor will be present during the two high-level trips abroad this winter, plus the matches of the Lions of England in India and the UAE, although the captain and coach choose the team when they are abroad.

But Smith believes that he or Taylor should be there to increase their knowledge of England's performances at home and abroad. This contrasts with the chaotic treatment that previous selectors had to endure, especially David Graveney, who chose the team for more than 100 tests.

National coach Ed Smith is ready to accumulate many air miles after England this winter

National coach Ed Smith is ready to accumulate many air miles after England this winter

He had to join a group of cricket fans to see England overseas, while Graveney's successors, Geoff Miller and James Whitaker, went to occasional tests abroad.

Meanwhile, the preparation for the condemned competition of the Hundred passes from one fiasco to another.

The last one seems to be a presentation of the organizers to a Test Match Special group, who were disappointed by what they heard.

It turns out that the games covered by the BBC will be on Thursdays and Sundays, but the tournament itself will start on Wednesday.

Any of the main selectors, Smith or deputy James Taylor (left) will tour the West Indies and Sri Lanka

Any of the main selectors, Smith or deputy James Taylor (left) will tour the West Indies and Sri Lanka

Any of the main selectors, Smith or deputy James Taylor (left) will tour the West Indies and Sri Lanka

The controversy seems to follow former England spinner Monty Panesar as he did again on Friday when he had trouble being admitted to Lord's team because his ECB pass was three years old.

Former England captain Alec Stewart, who introduced young Ollie Pope with his England cap before playing on Friday, laughed when he told the group of players that he remembered handing a trophy of less than nine to Surrey "just a couple of years ago that & # 39;

On a more serious note, Stewart advised Pope, 20, to absorb all the knowledge he could from the experienced players of England, but he would always be his own man.

Alec Stewart introduced young Ollie Pope (left) with his England cap on Friday

Alec Stewart introduced young Ollie Pope (left) with his England cap on Friday

Alec Stewart introduced young Ollie Pope (left) with his England cap on Friday

The Legacy Development Company of London is in its wisdom to pay the corporate restructuring officer Alan Fort £ 10,000 per week to reduce losses of £ 20 million per year at the London Stadium.

But the LLDC board is aware of the two main reasons for the huge losses: the deal of the century made by the vice president of West Ham, Karren Brady, to pay a tiny rent as anchor tenants and the unexpected high cost of converting the stadium in athletic mode.

José and Rafa in union

José Mourinho and Rafa Benítez have rarely agreed on anything.

But Manchester United and Newcastle managers found it amusing to be on the same side at this week's Premier League managers summit on broadcasting requirements.

They both felt there were too many interview demands for the managers and did not want to continue the conversation with the announcers before a live game.

José Mourinho (left) and Rafa Benítez, in last year's photo, do not want more compromises with the media

José Mourinho (left) and Rafa Benítez, in last year's photo, do not want more compromises with the media

José Mourinho (left) and Rafa Benítez, in last year's photo, do not want more compromises with the media

Middlesex, relegated from Division One of the County Championship last season and well behind its London rival, Surrey, has big ambitions to attract a high-level coach with former triple winner of Ashes England boss Andy Flower in your final list.

He is unlikely to assume the role while serving as England cricket director for Andrew Strauss. But it is known that Flower was not happy when Ed Smith was preferred as national coach.

MCC announced that Ben Wright joined them as Team Sky's communications chief on the bike before the first Lord & # 39; s Summer Test, but not that he left a few days later due to a health problem.

Meanwhile, MCC has not only pulled out of the Test Match grounds for its list of candidates to replace Mick Hunt who retires as Lord groundsman. Stuart Kerrison of Essex, who has always provided a piece of land in Chelmsford to adapt to Essex, is on the list.

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