Shane Warne’s ideas on turn­ing cricket around are on-side at her­aldsun.com.au

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WELL said, Warnie. Aus­tralia has a long his­tory of suc­cess with a mas­sive depth of ta­lent to draw from to turn this sit­u­a­tion around. I be­lieve cricket needs to put pas­sion­ate cricket peo­ple in charge, bring back the sac­ri­fi­cial lambs (Smith, Warner and Ban­croft), back the play­ers and stop bowing to the bed wet­ters who cry about sledg­ing. Pas­sion­ate cricket sup­port­ers want our team win­ning. We do not con­done cheat­ing but any penalty must be in con­text of what the world body de­liv­ers. I’d love to see Mark Tay­lor, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Al­lan Bor­der and Steve Waugh get se­ri­ously in­volved to help Justin Langer. Cricket has been a mas­sive part of my life and it is so sad to see it de­te­ri­o­rat­ing. It would be fan­tas­tic to see great lead­er­ship turn the ship around. Tony

TIME for Warnie to take on a greater role with Cricket Aus­tralia. Carlo

AS al­ways, Warnie hits the right note. He should be em­ployed by CA to be a men­tor to the cur­rent crop of crick­eters, he would be the best man for the job. Just hope the AFL is keep­ing an eye on CA be­cause they are do­ing to foot­ball what CA has done to cricket. Derek

HAVE had no in­ter­est in cricket since Warnie’s era fin­ished. Scott

THE Aus­tralian way in any sport is to play hard but fair. Not cheat­ing or car­ry­ing on like an idiot, like Warner does. Paul

GREAT ar­ti­cle. Sums up much of what is wrong with Aus­tralian cricket. Brett

APART from the ex­ces­sive NSW in­flu­ence, there was sup­pos­edly noth­ing wrong with cricket two or three years ago, so what has changed since then? Chris­tian

I AGREE with all Warnie says. And I love the sledg­ing so long as it doesn’t be­come racist or big­oted. Henry

WARNIE is half right — CA has lost its way — but so have the play­ers. Of­fi­cials don’t play the game on the field, it’s up to the play­ers. Yes, more Sh­effield Shield games should be played, but play­ers need to be more hum­ble and mix with grass­roots cricket more of­ten. Tilly

WARNE says we should adopt the Trump phi­los­o­phy and “make cricket great again”. Yeah, let’s make Finchy cap­tain af­ter just two Tests, put him

un­der enor­mous pres­sure with a sub­stan­dard side and ruin his con­fi­dence and ca­reer. Leigh

GO Warnie. Your com­ments are (as usual) 100 per cent spot on. Dar­ren

WARNE was an im­mense ta­lent but also a cause of the cul­ture prob­lems with Aussie cricket, I think. Gra­ham

I PLAYED cricket for 30 years and never heard the word “cul­ture” spo­ken once. Dou­glas

THE real prob­lem is the play­ers are not ac­ces­si­ble to the fans. They are smug elit­ists who turn peo­ple off. In pre­vi­ous eras the play­ers were char­ac­ters and had per­son­al­ity that the pub­lic could iden­tify with. Where is the team spirit? Where is the Aus­tralian spirit? Robert

A FISH rots from the head, so we def­i­nitely need a com­plete cleanout and to get some great past crick­eters who know what they are do­ing. Leave the cor­po­rate side to those who are good at that. I don’t think Langer is the right guy, I would have gone for Gille­spie, but what do I know. Peter

WHEN we were grow­ing up, we got ed­u­cated about cricket by watch­ing it live. We even watched and lis­tened to cricket while play­ing in the back­yard on a TV that Dad had stuck a coathanger on as an an­tenna. Suresh

TWENTY20 may be en­ter­tain­ing but it’s of lit­tle sub­stance. Fifty-over cricket is still val­ued as it’s the for­mat the (main) World Cup is played in and re­quires more tra­di­tional cricket skills to win. ODIs are pop­u­lar in In­dia and that’s all that mat­ters to cricket rev­enue th­ese days. Hay­den

HEAR hear. I agree whole­heart­edly. Warnie for PM. Rod­ney

Shane Warne be­lieves play­ers are cop­ping the heat for cricket’s slump.

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