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    I'm suurprised no one has swooped in and taken Boam. Solid allrounder, young, probably won't play international cricket due to Anderson/Neesham etc

    Speaking of Carl Cachopa, is he moving to Auckland?
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    No, wouldn't have played that role in the coach recruitment if he was.
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    Some will give a cheer at the news of the demise of 'Lawnbowls' Littlejohn.

    Controversial Littlejohn Out the NZC Door | Stuff.co.nz

    I for one am not so sure this is a good thing, primarily because I think our selections have been relatively good and sensible in the last few years - a few notable exceptions but those mostly arose where there weren't obvious quality alternatives. Overall imo selections were much better than they were much of last decade.

    "We want to continue with the model of having scouts and having consultation with the major associations. That will be in the structure that we will announce next week," White said. "We are going to get the selector in place and then we will go through the process of appointing the scouts."

    Turner indicated he would only be interested in the national selector role if the position was independent from the coach and captain. He disagreed with the current model, where Hesson has the power of veto. Turner felt that made him effectively the sole selector. "As far as I'm concerned unless a panel is independent then it wouldn't function in a way that would work," Turner said. "Everyone should be consulted but the coach and captain should not have, in my view, an official selection role. It's too much of a conflict of interest.
    I didn't know Hesson was officially the gatekeeper to the mates club as well as unofficially.

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    Look I agree with Hesson that he should have the veto power - he's the coach and gets to pick his team. Obviously he wants to consult his captain too, but honestly the coach is the best placed to decide the tactics and setup of the team.

    However, I do think it's very premature to be giving Littlejohn the boot. I think we were finally seeing some methodical, consistent selection policies. Yes, that resulted in players like Munro and Nicol being picked, but the reality is I would much prefer they're picking players who are scoring runs (or taking wickets) than going on "but he could be good" selections (i.e. Franklin, Guptill).


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    Franklin is the worst example you could have used.

    He started as a bowling talent who was young and unproven but gun, then after injury he became a batting allrounder and had to earn his selection through weight of runs only to suck when picked.
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    yeah true actually. Can't think of a better example right now though.

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    Anyone know who the selector(s) was/were for the NZ a tour to India and Sri Lanka?

    Btw, fantastic itinerary, but strangely lop-sided squad with no openers.

    Was it Buchanan?
    I'm not surehow I feel about Buchanan being pushed, I get the feeling it is his work that has got this 'A' tour off the ground (although that is what any decent high performance director should be doing). But then some bat**** crazy selections.

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    Yeah we commented on that in the NZ Domestic thread. No Raval and no Flynn makes Bahnzy something something.
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    Hai Guyz!

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    The culture of mediocrity is forever, and is proudly brought to you by New Zealand Cricket in association with Grant Bradburn Sports.
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    I wonder if we're officially fibbed into 9th place, or if we have to be swept.

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    The culture of mediocrity is forever, and is proudly brought to you by New Zealand Cricket in association with Grant Bradburn Sports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    I wonder if we're officially fibbed into 9th place, or if we have to be swept.
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    We cant actually drop below the Bangers can only get as low as 84 compared to bangladesh's 83

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    Ah, nifty.

    Latham or whoever leads them to a first-up loss in Sri Lanka, it's mission accomplished.
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