Monday, January 25, 2010

About Bloody Time

Just occasionally, when you least expect it, someone in NZ cricket does the right thing. Peter "Pingers" Ingram's selection for the squad to play Bangladesh is one of those times.

Not only is it a good choice - Pete's selection sends out the message to all those players in the first class scene, and below, saying, stick at it, do the business and good things can happen.

You can't develop the much vaunted "depth" if you don't create incentive for players to stick around and there have been a lot of guys say "stuff it I am off overseas" lately.

I hope like hell Pete does well at the next level but I already know he is the sort of player we need playing first class cricket in New Zealand.

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