April 20, 2014

Sri Lanka cricket

Et tu, Giles Clarke?

Rex Clementine, writing for the Sunday Island, lashes out at the ECB and its chief Giles Clarke for having "gone back on its words" by seeking to bring Sri Lanka's head coach Paul Farbrace to England's ranks as the assistant coach to Peter Moores.

The blame, however, needs to be placed on the doorstep of ECB. For the post of Assistant Coach, ECB could have chosen someone from its vast base in county cricket. They are certainly not short of coaches. But by 'stealing' Sri Lanka's Head Coach, ECB has sabotaged the progresses of another country. That simply isn't cricket. The timing is wrong on two counts. First, Sri Lanka will be England's opponents in three weeks time and secondly this is not the leadership role that we expected from the Big Three. There are many ways ECB can redeem themselves, one of them could be by providing financial support to secure the services of a top coach.

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