jaybro wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:23 am
sloandog wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:16 am
Bro he might kill it at FC level (primary school level), but at the level of test cricket and ODI's, he crumbles and burns. Get the kids in, get Wes and Milton, Myers or better still, Murray?! We have all
seen the batting talent in this Under 19's squad (can't believe i'm saying this after the batting apocalypse goodly predicted 18 months ago), so why select FC veterans who aren't going to improve?
I've had twelve double Gin & Tonics sorry chaps
I understand man (also understand about the tonics) but there has to be some level of respect shown to guys who have done well domestically otherwise these guys are going to eventually get the shits and not bother playing Logan Cup. It's already happened with a number of guys leaving, the more players leave the more the quality drops.
ZC can't offer them money to play Logan Cup so they have to at least dangle the carrot of international cricket to them
If you’re not of international caliber then you play FC, if you’re not FC caliber you play club cricket. Why would you have to dangle an international carrot to a guy that’s had a good season that you know won’t cut it on the big stage? There are hundreds of quality FC players the world over that will never get near their national side.
If you can’t make a living playing FC get a job that gives you some time off or quit, no point in hanging around waiting for better days because they ain’t a-coming. Zim got test status with amateur players, now everyone has a sense of misplaced entitlement. ZC will never fix the mess they’ve created, players voted for them so they must deal with it.
That’s why they pick 30 strong FC sides- because they know they’ve destroyed club cricket, so the players will get all excited about being labeled a FC player and will hope for maybe one game a season, they’re all so easy to manipulate.
If you get a club gig overseas for a couple of hundred quid a game it’s more than you’re ever going to get here, and the players know it. If you make a face because you’re trying to make a living yet keep a foot either side you incur their wrath, they saved cricket from white domination and they expect allegiance from the ground troops, they must work for free so the chefs can eat.