June 15, 2008

New Zealand cricket

Bracewell must go

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan
John Bracewell engages in some catching practice, Trent Bridge, June 4, 2008
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Listening to John Bracewell's pronouncements this week made it clear New Zealand Cricket should get their skates on and hasten the appointment of his replacement as national coach, writes Adam Parore in the New Zealand herald.

Matt Richens, writing in the Waikato Times, thinks the blame for New Zealand's loss should all be directed at Mr Inept himself, John Bracewell.

With Bracewell at the helm, we will be lucky to keep our current seventh spot, but fret not, we will win some one-day games because that's where all Bracewell's eggs have been firmly placed.

In the Sunday Star Times John Matheson interviews Martin Crowe on the coach's role in the modern game.

Coaching at the top level is about man management. My forte as a captain wasn't man management it was tactical and leading from the front. My combination with Warren Lees worked because he was a man-manager. You need someone who can manage men and John Wright is outstanding at that. Clearly the lesson from the last five years is that the man-management of the side has been disastrous.

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan is a former assistant editor at Cricinfo

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