Warne offers help to beleaguered CA
Spin legend Shane Warne is willing to help out Cricket Australia and questions why more of his former international teammates have not been appointed as consultants.
The upheaval at CA continued to unfold this week, with executives Pat Howard and Ben Amarfio the latest powerful figures to depart the governing body.
In his column for a metropolitan newspaper, Warne wrote the experience of retired test players should be used more to help bring through the next
‘‘From a pure cricket point of view I’d love to see them in there but obviously there’s other things that a high-performance manager has to tick off,’’ Copeland said.
CA chief executive Kevin Roberts crop of Aussie talent.
‘‘I put my hand up to Pat Howard a few times, told him I was available if they needed me,’’ Warne wrote.
‘‘I’ve always been happy to get involved in any role if Cricket Australia thought I could help the team. I’m sure all the explayers would be the same.
‘‘We’ve got a lot of spinners coming through who I’ve helped in an informal role and I’m more than happy to help in a formal basis if required.
‘‘Why not ask Glenn McGrath, offer him a contract to help with made it clear that Howard’s replacement would come from a cricket background, making sure he or she would not face the same resistance the former Wallabies five-eighth encountered.
National one-day captain Aaron the fast bowlers?’’
Warne said ‘‘we just think we are going to produce cricketers’’ but that wouldn’t happen until the right people were involved and the right environment was put in place.
‘‘Everyone is jumping on the players because they are not performing but we have to take a step back and ask why? Are they good enough?’’ he wrote.
‘‘The talent in Australia is good. It comes back to how they are being taught to play, more importantly the style they are being taught to play.’’ Finch suggested Howard, whose seven-year tenure came to an abrupt end on Wednesday, did an ‘‘outstanding job’’.
‘‘In his position, you’re in a nowin position . . . you have to rob Peter to pay Paul,’’ Finch said.