The England and Wales Cricket Board faced huge public criticism for suggesting the 100-balls-per-side competition was aimed at attracting a new audience as opposed to existing fans.
The bid, which has been made in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), will see the women's team sport apply to become part of the Commonwealth Games family.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement that it will make an assessment of all-rounder Ben Stokes' availability after the conclusion of the trial in Bristol.
The ECB said Smith, who succeeds James Whitaker, would be part of a 'new approach to scouting, assessing and selecting players for the senior men's Test, T20 and one-day sides'.
Stokes was arrested last month on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and suspended, along with Alex Hales, from the internationals.
England have dropped Ben Stokes and Alex Hales from their side to play West Indies in the fourth ODI at The Oval.