April 10, 2011

New Zealand cricket

Pick a leader quickly, please

Nikita Bastian

Why New Zealand's appointment of a new captain is creating such angst and has to go through such an excruciating due process is anyone's guess, says Paul Lewis, writing in the New Zealand Herald.

It's important and the choice needs to be the right one. But when did New Zealand sport get so moribund that we can't even select a cricket captain without excessive handwringing and the creation of more steps than the Sky Tower? NZ Cricket CEO Justin Vaughan said recently that the Black Caps did not play again until towards the end of the year - so there was plenty of time. Yep, absolutely. Heaps of time. If you want to look like chumps.

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