Hohns hits back at White’s ‘youth policy’ jibe


Cricket: Cameron White has taken a swipe at the Australian selectors after he was left out of the tour of New Zealand.

Cameron White wasn’t ‘earth-shattering’ in his Australia career, according to Trevor Hohns.

AUSTRALIA’S chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns says Victorian stalwart Cameron White has a short memory, labelling his international career as nothing “earth shattering”.

Hohns says he’s surprised at White’s criticism of Australian selection policies as not making sense.

White on Tuesday said it appeared the Australian team “at some stages is a development team”, saying Sheffield Shield and one-day domestic performances were being discounted by national selectors.

“You can get picked to play for Australia in any format out of Big Bash, really. It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” White said.

White hits a six against England during his ODI career.

White hits a six against England during his ODI career.Source:News Limited

But Hohns hit back, saying White should remember he was a 22-year-old when first picked for Australia.

“I’m a little bit surprised by those comments, to be quite honest,” Hohns said on Wednesday.

“The Sheffield Shield has been well-documented as being very important to us in Australian cricket — selectors, everybody.

“And then younger players — I think he just needs to remember that he was a very young man when he was given his first opportunity in one-day cricket.

“I don’t think there is any disparity there at all, to be honest.

“Cameron has had plenty of opportunities … he has had plenty of opportunities in the past and it’s probably fair to say performed okay without being earth shattering.”