August 19, 2012

New Zealand cricket

NZC needs to be more responsible

Abhishek Mukherjee

Ahead of New Zealand's tour of India, the team finds itself surrounded by problems after a disastrous tour of the West Indies, something that New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has to address to be in a position to call itself a "world leading sports organisation" as it has advertised itself, writes Paul Lewis in the New Zealand Herald.

In their advertisement for a new coach, NZC wonderfully described themselves as a "world-leading sporting organisation". This is the world-leading organisation that took months to decide on a new captain after Vettori stepped down - and the same organisation that appointed Buchanan over the top of a surprised and offended Wright. You'd think any world-leading sporting organisation would ensure the best possible results from an expensive and important tour like that of the West Indies. Instead, they put in place measures that led to embarrassing losses.

The death of cricket as a major sport in this country has been posed before. Now, to prevent that, the NZC board, officials, the new coach and the team have to become a "world-leading sporting organisation".

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