News: Another joke by Canada
After their masterful performance in the Tri Nation series with Zim and Bermuda, before which this nation owning an ODI tag could not even get their team together to practise, it looks like Canada have fired their PR person, and get this, according to Crickinfo, it was done because he was doing too good a job in too short of a time !!!!!
Now, here is my question. Canada is supposed to have around 15K cricketers, expats or whatever you want to call them. Why could they not care less about this? Why nothing in the media, no heated discussions on any websites etc? Nothing at all. Could it be….. excuse me for even thinking…. that they could not care less?
Regarding the Mayor playing cricket, I thought it was an excellent PR move by the person who just got fired. Also, I read some of this outgoing guy’s views on getting the image of cricket higher in Canada etc through canadacricket.com I think, and they were good views, amde a lot of sense, showed someone who understood cricket management and also Canada’s culture, and someone who was taking out the time to do something for the game over there.
And the president of the CCA is living in a dream world, thinking of Canada playing Test Cricket in 10 years, and also of $300 million coming in for the support of Canadian Cricket. It baffles me at times how much the presidents of USA and Canada Cricket have no idea about the low standards of their own countries or the high standards of other countries. The US Cricket Association also had in their objectives to achieve ODI status by 2005!?!?! All they achieved was a loss to Uganda and Oman in the 2005 ICC Trophy.
I once asked Nick Deverell that such goofy things can only be done when the country overall does not really care about the sport. Thats the only way that people can take decisions on personal whims and grudges and get away with it, because the public doesnt care. He said that this was not true for Kenya, or other countries where the buearocratic system was such that even if people cared they couldnt do anything. I will take his word for it about Kenya. But unless my geography is really bad, Canada is not an African dictatorship, and such things should not have happenned, unless….. you guessed it…… nobody really cares that much.