London: Ashley Giles has resigned as an England selector after being passed over for the role of national team coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday.
Former England spinner Giles had been England's one-day coach since 2012, having joined the selection panel four years earlier.
But after Andy Flower stood down as head coach following the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, England officials decided they wanted just one man in charge of the side across all three major international formats -- Tests, one-day internationals and Twenty20s.
And Giles's hopes of succeeding Flower were ended when the ECB announced they had recalled former Lancashire boss Peter Moores for a second stint as England coach. Unsurprisingly in the circumstances Giles, who guided Warwickshire to the County Championship in 2012, felt he could no longer continue as an England selector.
He has now been replaced on the four-man panel by Nottinghamshire coach Mick Newell, also a candidate for the England head coach position. "Ashley Giles has informed ECB today (Friday) 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," ECB national selector James Whitaker said in a statement.
Newell, who will continue with his Nottinghamshire day job, joins a panel that also includes, Whitaker, Moores and another county coach in Middlesex's former England seamer Angus Fraser. England's next match is a one-day international away to Scotland in Aberdeen on May 9.