Retired county star joins England panel

England have named former batsman James Taylor as their full-time independent selector.

Former Nottinghamshire star Taylor was forced to retire prematurely in 2016 due to a serious heart condition.

The 28-year-old will work with national selector Ed Smith, who was appointed in April after James Whitaker left the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in a restructure.

Smith and Taylor join England coach Trevor Bayliss in completing England's new-look selection panel.