Finally! Hadlee goes as selector

At last the ‘living legend’ Sir Richard Hadlee has moved on as selector for the NZ men’s cricket team. Hadlee’s bizzare selection fantasies have ruined many careers and teams, from his desire to pick a Praetorian guard of players over 6ft tall, to his fetish with picking players straight from age-group teams to the national side, in the hope he would ‘find’ the next Tendulkar. Rationality wept…

And judging by the stupidity inherent in Dion Nash’s comments, so should he. If you’re a selector, you select the side, not delegate the task to the coach and captain. Least of all the captain, who has the obvious conflict of interest – they are up for selection themselves!

Yet according to Nash:

 the final choice was left to coach John Bracewell and captain Daniel Vettori



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One Response to “Finally! Hadlee goes as selector”

  1. Fourth times a charm for NZ Cricket « Square Drive Says:

    […] The choice of coach is not up to the captain (which Vettori confirms; though he seems to have had a disquieting influence in selections in the past, which reflects weakness in selectors or the NZ Cricket boss). This is for the obvious […]

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