Former Australia skipper George Bailey has recently been appointed part of the three-man selection panel for the national side. Bailey, who represented Australia in 90 ODIs, is also currently playing domestic cricket making it a unique occurrence of an active player to be part of the selection committee.
Welcoming Bailey's appointment to the role, Australia's white-ball captain Aaron Finch refuted the view that the senior player would give preferential treatment to his teammates in the domestic side. Finch added humour to the situation by claiming players would try not to offend Bailey now.
"I think everyone, all the players I've spoken to, are rapt with the decision. To have someone who is obviously still playing but he's a professional, he's been around the game for a long time, he might get sledged a bit less though," he said.