1 September 2010

Poor management at Middlesex

I've often argued that the ICC seem to be just about capable of managing cricket, but incapable of leading it - one of a few reasons why the game only stumbles forwards rather than leaping. If the reports that Owais Shah found out that he was being released by Middlesex through a friend are accurate, it appears that Middlesex can't even manage, let alone lead. That's disgraceful when someone has worked their way up the youth County teams and into the 1st XI for a decade.

I presume he'll find somewhere else and be successful for a few years yet (if he is fit), and I can see the rationale from Middlesex, but it still leaves a horribly sour taste in the mouth in relation to how even very good players can be treated by Counties.

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