‘If plan A doesn’t work, they don’t know where to go’ – Geoff Lawson slams Australian Cricket
Former Australian test Cricketer Geoff Lawson believes that the issues in Australian Cricket at the moment revolve around there being too many formats of cricket, and Cricket Australia scheduling them whenever they like throughout the summer.
“The problem that cricket has is it has three formats, and it tries to fit them in all over the place. If you are the AFL or NRL, there is just games on the weekend. Cricket has three formats and can play 12 months of the year all over the world.”
Lawson also canned the people who made the decision to not allow the Australian public to see their cricket team on free to air TV, for the first time ever.
“The ODI’s with South Africa weren’t on free to air TV, for the first time in the history of Australian sport, the Australian cricket team, playing at home, could not be seen by all the viewers, the people who make those deals are not thinking about the longevity of Australian Cricket.”
When asked about Australian batting coach, Graeme Hick being under pressure due to lack of runs from the Australian team in recent times, Lawson said any coach who doesn’t perform is under pressure.
“Any coach who is not performing comes under pressure, the batting is under pressure, the Bowling attack is quite strong. The depth of the batting is also a real worry, it looks like they don’t have batting plans, if plan A doesn’t work, they don’t know where to go.”
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Listen to the full interview below: