Middlesex CCC director of cricket Angus Fraser has been appointed as an England selector.

Fraser’s role with the ECB will start on March 1 but his position at Middlesex will be unaffected.

Fraser said: “I am chuffed to be involved and am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.

“As a player I always took great pride in representing England and I am delighted to be given another chance to contribute.

“Despite the doom and gloom after this winter’s Ashes, I believe it’s a really exciting time to be involved in the England set up.

“There is a real chance to create something and there are a lot of talented young cricketers within the county game. This new position will not affect my desire to turn Middlesex into the most competitive and respected club in the country.”

National selector James Whitaker added: “I am delighted to welcome Angus Fraser on to the selection panel. Gus has been heavily involved in cricket for many years as a player and an administrator.

“He brings integrity and the wealth of knowledge that we will need as we look to identify the players across all formats who can thrive in the international environment.”

Middlesex chairman Ian Lovett said: “All of us at Middlesex would like to offer our sincere congratulations to Angus on his new appointment onto the England selection panel and it’s a fitting acknowledgement of the regard in which he is held within the game that the ECB have turned to him to fill this role.

“Angus’s appointment is yet further proof of the importance that we as a county place on supporting the progression of England Cricket at the highest level.

“His appointment receives the full support of the Middlesex Executive Board, safe in the knowledge that Angus’s commitment to achieving the goals he has set himself and the Middlesex squad remain firmly in place.”