Originally Posted by Spikey
Something's rotten in state of NSW cricket - starting at the top
Geoff Lawson speaks. Oh thank god...
Theory I've been working on in my head lately but haven't been putting too much thought into - Gilbert is responsible for the weird selections we've seen over the past 3-4 years. Like, he played a big role in the SOK-Katich thing, which seemed strange to me, like he's the CEO, surely he shouldn't be deciding this? the coach and selection panel should be the guys suggesting a move like that, right? And he played a role in that Lee-having-to-prove-his-fitness thing and like, I dunno know we've got a new selection panel this season, yet we're still seeing the same old weird selections. maybe he has a very strong opinion...
Yup, weird that the CEO has so much say. I know in Victoria, we have Shaun Graf who is very influential, but at least his title is Cricket Operations, not CEO. Dodemaide keeps his nose out of it.