Tests of Character

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What sort of review would you carry out?

'Tis the season for navel-gazing. Let's indulge

1. Your first-class system has been churning out batsmen clueless about playing the moving ball, the short ball, the spinning ball… in short any ball that does anything. What do you suggest in your report?

2. Your away record is appalling. What do you do?

3. What will be the title of your review?

4. Your selectors' decisions have been ridiculous enough to be featured on Page 2. How do you rectify that?

5. Will you hold the captain responsible for losses?

6. How do you solve the problem of frequent injuries?

7. What about scheduling?

8. Would you restructure the administration as well?

9. Will the Twenty20 league phenomenon feature in your review?

10. What message will your review send out?

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