Miller hailed after OBE award
England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive David Collier has paid a glowing tribute to Geoff Miller after the outgoing national selector was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours.
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Miller, who steps down in January, has been in the post for six years and has overseen a period which saw England win three Ashes series, the Twenty20 World Cup and become the number one Test side in the world.
The 61-year-old also enjoyed an illustrious playing career as an off-spinner during which he played 34 Test matches and 25 one-day internationals while also representing Derbyshire and Essex.
Miller has been on the England selection panel since 2000 and Collier believes the OBE is a deserved honour for a man who made his First Class debut in 1973.
"It's marvellous to see Geoff recognised in this way for the outstanding service he has given to cricket over the past five decades - firstly as a player for Derbyshire, Essex and England, and more recently as our national selector," he said.
"Geoff can reflect with enormous pride on the magnificent contribution he has made to our game - in particular his role in helping deliver three successive Ashes wins and our first ever victory in an ICC global event - the World T20 tournament in the Caribbean in 2010.
"We congratulate Geoff on his achievement and I am sure that today's announcement will be welcomed by his many friends and colleagues within our First Class game as well as by current and former members of the England team."