March 11, 2013

We Can't Accept Mediocrity: Australia sacks four cricketers for not preparing a presentation.

posted by owlhouse to other at 08:41 PM - 3 comments

Maybe their PowerPoint skills weren't up to it, or they couldn't do the graphics.

Seriously, what a load of shit. It's cricket. You pick the best six batsmen, the best wicketkeeper and the best four bowlers and you get on with it.

posted by owlhouse at 08:42 PM on March 11

"A dingo ate my homework!" The cricketing bit of Twitter has been laughing about this all day. I especially liked the wag who said that Ed Cowan's submission had footnotes and a bibliography.

On the other side of the argument, Brydon Coverdale makes the case that the players deserve their fate. But it still feels like pretty ropey sports psychology.

posted by etagloh at 09:06 PM on March 11

" ... it was giving information back to the head coach about not only improving your game, what you've learnt from the first two Test matches, but also how can you help this team turn things around and have success."

Write a paper and turn it in -- is this cricket or high school psychology?

posted by jjzucal at 02:33 PM on March 12

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