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Six months ago to the day, coach Andy Moles guided Scotland to the ICC Trophy - and into the 2007 World Cup - and was rewarded with a two-year extension to his contract. Today, he resigned to spend more time with his family, according to a bland media release from Cricket Scotland. That disguised a far more tawdry reality, namely that a few of Scotland' senior players appear to have clashed with Moles, and the board has backed them rather than him.
With a lack of high-profile sponsors and serious questions over some players' fitness, Scotland go into one of their biggest years in some thing of a mess.
Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and AfricaFeeds: Martin Williamson
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Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.