January 4, 2009

English cricket

England shoot themselves in the foot


Stephen Brenkley wonders in the Independent on Sunday how the Kevin Pietersen-Peter Moores rift will be resolved.

The English game would look foolish if either man were to depart. Moores was appointed to replace Duncan Fletcher 20 months ago without interview. He was deemed to be the sole and logical choice. Pietersen was similarly ushered in when Vaughan resigned last summer. It was as if there was no alternative, but there is always an alternative.
John Stern writes in the Sunday Times that it is likely that neither Pietersen nor Moores will be sacked.
The most likely outcome is a Morris-inspired fragile peace, an agreement between all parties to muddle on through to this summer’s Ashes, the result of which will dictate the career paths of players and coaches alike.


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