Here’s AB’s quote: “I have always loved working as a selector and only stood down because of other time constraints. My circumstances have now changed and I am very happy to once again make myself available for this important role in Australian cricket.”
I thought it rather sneaky of Allan to pass a comment on the financial priorities of players today. He has apparently said that it’s hard to involve younger guys like Mark Waugh and Damien Fleming in the selection committee, because they are not interested. Here are Allan’s exact words: “It’s a very time-consuming role and you’re watching a lot of cricket at a lesser level. A lot of the guys now are financially stable (and) they’ve got other opportunities in the business world to pursue.” Naughty, naughty, AB!
What’s Adam Gilchrist talking about? He said he wanted a five-month break after the Bangladesh series and now says the Champions Trophy is irrelevant for Australia in an Ashes year, so they should take a break there, too. What is he, a professional (I mean paid, please note) athlete or a professional break-taker?