Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed
Maybe you've just been lucky to have some naturally gifted athletes comes through despite the lack of strong FC structure? A strong FC structure could well hone players who are less naturally talented into decent players by exposure to that tough grind?
The sad and irreversible truth is that the most naturally gifted players - ones who could otherwise bowl at 95mph or have world-class reaction times and reflexes - are sinking baskets in the NBA as we speak.
There's not a lot to gain financially by focusing on cricket, let alone in terms of fame or recognition - I reckon the average NBA player would get twice the amount of fan mail than Kemar Roach.
The only people who would persist are people with a deep, unabiding love for the game. Unfortunately, as our forum proves, most of those people aren't that good.