Wednesday, 2 September 2009

great to get some international readers/comments

Friday, 31 July 2009

open letter to Cricket Australia

To whom it may concern,
as a fanatical follower of the greatest game, it has become obvious that CA is glacial in its response to dealing with players that are not carrying their weight.

I accept that the weight of a nation is a heavy burden to bear, and that past consistency deserves consideration and some leeway, but the situation over the last few years where a player (most notably a batsman) consistently fails to produce an acceptable tally has become farcical!
When the general public make jokes about it being harder to get out of the Australian side than in, questions must be asked, and answers expected!

Case to point was the dramatically obvious situation of M.Hayden last summer. He has been a great player, but "waiting" for him to find form contributed to a series loss at home to RSA.
How long, and at what cost (the Ashes?) do we have to wait for Michael Hussey to find form?
Twice bowled leaving MUST be enough! As well as his scorecard.

When the talent pool is so deep- with both up and coming players, and older cricketers that appear undesirable for whatever pathetic reason- why are you so lethargic when it comes to change?

Of course, politics will have its way when dealing with a board such as yours, but in this modern era where everyone has a very public display of opinion, your response will be appreciated and action required.

sincerely
Stoph Verismo
Down the Wicket

4 comments:

Nospmas said...

Well written Stoph. For too long I have watched quality players making tons of shield runs miss out while test batsmen are given chance after chance to find form. Hussey is not just going through a form slump; he has lost the ability to play at test level. They were two very ordinary leaves. The second was going nowhere except off stump. It's a shame because in his prime he was superb and probably waited too long for his chance however that doesn't mean the selectors owe him anything. Hughes whilst unlucky should cop it on the chin and bounce back like other great Aussie batsmen who have been in the same position. Steve Waugh and Michael Clarke are but a couple. I really think Johnson should have been dropped too. His radar is too far off to just be form. Something terrible has crept into his already overly complicated action. I humbly admit that my prediction of a Johnson revival was way off the mark. Why his teammates even bother suggesting he is bowling well in the nets is beyond me. For a bowler there are fieldsmen everywhere in the nets. The team needs to declare it what it is instead of wheeling out the tired, worn clich├ęs.
Rain may save us in this test which would be Karma but our batting collapses are becoming all too regular and we don't have the deadly attack to roll sides cheaply anymore.
Poor old Ronald, he stars in SA and then gets dropped. What state is he from again?

stoph verismo said...

thanks mate, i sent it CA via their guestbook. i'm happy for anyone to use all or part of this one to bomb their site to push the point.

too true that great batsmen bounce back, and the better ones appreciate and benefit from it

piyush said...

i am a great AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAM, RECENTLY THIS GREAT TEAM HAVE SUDDENLY SLUMP IN FORM, WHICH THEY HAVE TRIED FOR ATLEAST 2 YEARS, BUT NOT SUCEED.I HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR CRICKET AUSTRALIA NO: 1 IS THEY MUST PLAYED FAST BOWLER SHAUN TAIT, NO:2 IS THEY MUST HAVE FAITH IN WICKETKEEPER LUKE RONCHI, HE IS SPECIAL TALET, NO;3 IS WHERE IS SHAUN MARSH, HE IS FAR BETTER BATSMAN THAN PHILIP HUGHES, I BELIEVE SHAUN MARSH IS BEST BATSMAN IN DOMESTIC CRICKET IN AUSTRALIA, AND BEST TALENT AFTER RICKY PONTING, NO:4 IS THEY MUST PLAYED LUKE POMERSBACH, HE IS GIANT HITTER OF CRICKET BALL, HE IS USEFULL FOR 20-20 & ONEDAY MATCHES. ALSO INCLUSION OF BLIZZARD IS GOOD OPTION IN 20-20 CRICKET, HE IS ALSO GOOD ONEDAY CRICKET PLAYER.I REALLY SURPRISE BY INCLUSION OF WICKETKEEPER TIM PAINE, HE IS NOTHING PLAYER. MAIN POINT IS SELECTION COMMITEE HAS BLUNDER IN PICKING PLAYER FOR ASHES, SO AUS. LOSS ASHES, PLS.READ MY PLAN AND INCLUDE SOME PLAYER IN CHAMPIONS TROPHY AND SEE RESULT. I AM GREAT FAN SO I GAVE SUGGESTION, I AM INDIAN AND PASSIONATE FOR GOOD CRICKET TEAM, MY EMAIL ID :- piyush_sorathiya82@yahoo.com, pls contact through my email id. good buy, your sincerly
piyush(india)

stoph verismo said...

thanks for your input Piyush.
it is great to get fanatical supporters from every corner of the world, it makes both the game, and our blog site more interesting.

the champions trophy certainly promises to be an interesting test of the teams involved, particularly now that the format is more entrenched within the cricketing community.

al the best, and thanks again, i hope to hear more from you.

stoph

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