Canada November 27, 2005

Blindly following the ICC?

Grim news at the AGM of the Canadian Cricket Association where only two members of the public turned out to watch.

Grim news at the AGM of the Canadian Cricket Association where only two members of the public turned out to watch.

What was revealed is the disconcerting impression that the Canadian Cricket Association is being directed by the ICC and it's policies, which appear to be driven by avarice and not the love of the game. (Note that the ICC has hidden away its headquarters in a 'tax haven', or should that be a tax heaven.) ... blindly following the path directed by the ICC will not necessarily mean that the average Canadian club cricketer will benefit. Without a perceived benefit, will the grass roots be interested and supportive?

Given Canada's disappointing exit from this year's Intercontinental Cup, it has been a poor few months for them.

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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