30 April 2010

Bidding for sporting talent in Australia

It seems there are regular stories about Cricket Australia trying to demonstrate how much money players can earn in cricket so that they don't go into other sports, the latest being 17 year-old Alex Keith who's signed for Victoria. As long as they're vaguely competitive I don't think they need to worry too much - it's rare that a player really is equally gifted in two sports and could make it professionally at both (yes - there are several notable exceptions).

If a player is choosing their sport by money then they're likely to not have the mindset needed to be a top player...and how does publicising how much money Ricky Ponting gets help anyway? The majority will need to know how much a state player gets, not what a Test captain gets...

1 comment:

Alonzo Giles said...

Hi thanks for the heads up, i would probably look out for some who would be qualified. nice post! Your blog is neat too.

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