Ridgway appointed as selector
Former Tasmanian cricketer Mark Ridgway has been appointed as a Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers selector for the next two seasons.
Casey-South Melbourne's 2011-12 coach replaces John McWhirter in the position after he resigned at the conclusion of last season.
"I've been in an advisory role for the past couple of seasons so I am really looking forward to getting more involved," Ridgway said.
"We have a lot of exciting talent coming through in Victorian cricket and I can't wait to work with the younger players."
Ridgway, who claimed 161 wickets in 46 Sheffield Shield matches and 29 wickets in 23 one-day matches for Tasmania from 1993-2000, is well known in Victorian cricket circles through his playing career with Collingwood and Fitzroy Doncaster, in which he won the 1991-92 Ryder Medal, and in a coaching capacity at St Kilda and Casey-South Melbourne.
He will step down from his coaching role with the Swans next season.
"I will be there in a mentoring role as a Cricket Operations Manager," Ridgway said.
Ridgway joins Andrew Lynch, Greg Shipperd and Ray Bright on the Victorian selection committee.
Ridgway replaces McWhirter who was first appointed as a selector in 2002-03 and then took over the role of Chairman in 2005-06.
Cricket Victoria General Manager of Cricket Shaun Graf praised McWhirter's performance over ten seasons.
"He was quiet and unassuming but oversaw the direction which resulted in a very successful era in Victorian cricket," Graf said.