ECB Chief Executive David Collier today paid tribute to outgoing National Selector Geoff Miller after he was awarded an OBE in the New Year's honours list.
The former England off-spinner recently announced his intention to stand down as National Selector after six years in the post. The 61-year-old, who represented England in 34 Tests and 25 ODIs, had previously served as a member of the selection panel since 2000.
David Collier said: "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.
"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."