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#990726 - Sun Jun 23 2013 09:41 PM Cricket Australia sacks Mickey Arthur
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2 weeks before the start of The Ashes between Australia and England,Cricket Australia has sacked Mickey Arthur as Australian coach and replaced him with Darren Lehmann


I've got a feeling that England will win the series against Australia 5-0 in England

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#990736 - Sun Jun 23 2013 10:13 PM Re: Cricket Australia sacks Mickey Arthur [Re: wwe84]
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Beauty. Now with a bit of luck that 'Boof' can bring, we might actually force the Poms to bat more than once in each test - well at least on a couple of occasions.
Forecast: 4-0 to England. I'm relying on the weather to save one game for us.

This latest sacking is just symptomatic of the massive problems within the Australian team environment and Cricket Australia at the moment. What a fiasco!!

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#990745 - Sun Jun 23 2013 10:55 PM Re: Cricket Australia sacks Mickey Arthur [Re: wwe84]
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Someone needs to replace James Sutherland as boss of Cricket Australia and can someone get rid of Pat Howard he is a joke.

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#990778 - Mon Jun 24 2013 01:10 AM Re: Cricket Australia sacks Mickey Arthur [Re: wwe84]
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Two weeks before the Ashes? TWO WEEKS?
If they were going to do it surely a couple months ago would have been a little better to give the team a chance at some cohesion.
Although maybe it will lift morale within the team but does Lehmann have enough time to do anything?

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#990787 - Mon Jun 24 2013 01:23 AM Re: Cricket Australia sacks Mickey Arthur [Re: wwe84]
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#990794 - Mon Jun 24 2013 02:07 AM Re: Cricket Australia sacks Mickey Arthur [Re: wwe84]
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That's true about Michael Clarke

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#991197 - Tue Jun 25 2013 05:09 AM Re: Cricket Australia sacks Mickey Arthur [Re: wwe84]
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Originally Posted By: wwe84
Someone needs to replace James Sutherland as boss of Cricket Australia and can someone get rid of Pat Howard he is a joke.


Never a truer word was spoken.

I'm not exactly sure how a former Rugby Union forward would know a whole lot about the requisites of International cricket, but apparently one sport is very like another. It's fine to give your props a rest in RU games against lesser teams, but as is well-known, the Baggy Green is something that is earned, not given. I guess the one upside of the 'rotation policy' is that we may have never seen the ability of Jackson Bird had they not decided to rest Starc.

As stated in the "Courier Mail" today, Arthur's sacking has just lengthened Sutherland's stay of execution. When he took over the job in 2001, things were rosy for years, but as the quality of the National team has diminished, he is totally unable to hide from the problems that have been festering for years. I stated on another website, back in early 2005, that England will dominate Australia again, but I didn't think it would be so soon or so comprehensive.

Just to give you some idea about Sutherland's ideas, in 2003 Cricket Australia introduced an Accreditation System for umpires, supposedly designed to improve the quality. It was separate to the standard "Level 2" assessment that you needed to do to be an umpire. You had to complete a huge workbook and submit it to Cricket Australia. I did mine in 2003, renewed in 2007, and submitted my update for 2011. Due to restructuring at CA, ordered by Sutherland, I'm still waiting for my new ticket!
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