31 October 2010

NZ cricket at crossroads

It feels like New Zealand cricket could be heading for a tricky period. As their Chief Exec Justin Vaughan has pointed out, those that want money will soon find it too tempting to play abroad and turn down a national contract. And New Zealand cricketers will be more tempted than most given the relatively low salary offered within national contracts.

Of course, when you want the national team to have some team spirit and togetherness, I imagine that your coach suggesting that you "played like dicks" isn't going to help much either. Way to go Mark Greatbatch. Let's remind ourselves of your international record - an average of 30 in Test cricket and even less in ODIs.