The English national cricket team flopped once again. After a heavy defeat against South Africa, Michael Vaughan promptly resigned as captain. Fair enough.
But within twenty four hours, the selectors controversially picked wild batsman Kevin Pietersen as his replacement. What’s the matter with them? Couldn’t they ask Vaughan to stay on until the end of the series before replacing him?
It’s so typical of those who ‘run’ sport in the UK. There are so many demands for instant success in sport, yet very little is done about making our athletes work hard to bring that success. Most cricket watchers will fear that demands for the quick-fix (in picking Pietersen) may turn the game back to the dark ages.