Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday announced in an official media release the re-appointment of Andrew Hudson as convener of the national selection committee as well as the appointment of two new selectors in former KwaZulu-Natal wicketkeeper Linda Zondi and former Gauteng all-rounder Hussein Manack.
Shafiek Abrahams, who like Hudson represented the Proteas at full international level, has been retained on the panel which is completed by the ex officio appointment of Russell Domingo as the Proteas head coach.
The new panel will serve until the next 2015 ICC World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand .
CSA High Performance Manager Vinnie Barnes and CSA Transformation Manager Max Jordaan will also serve on the committee in a non-voting capacity.
"The Board felt the need for a stronger independent component to the selection committee," commented CSA Acting CEO Naasei Appiah. "The previous panel had a majority of members who were employed by CSA. The national coach is the only voting member of the new panel who is employed by CSA.
"As part of their mandate there will have to be a selector on duty at all franchise matches in all the different competitions.
"Linda Zondi is succeeding Shafiek Abrahams as convener of the national under-19 panel and he will have a key role to play as the under-19 group is a vital area of our talent catchment area."