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    The new generation of TTFs

    Earlier this week while on Google, I searched the phrase ĎTried and Tested Failure.í The first cricket related result from this search came from 2013. It was a PakPassion Thread that attacked Imran Farhat. The next person contributed Shahid Afridi, Imran Nazir, and Younis Khan in ODIs. The list continued sparing very few past and present cricketers. But as the PSL closes and Pakistan embarks on a Pre-World Cup Tour to the UAE against Australia, I canít help but think of a New Wave of TTFs. Interestingly this new wave of TTFs is led by a cadre of former greats, media pundits, commentators, prominent personalities, and presumed saviors.

    As losses pile up, at what point do fans begin to question their fitness for positions such as Head Coach, Director of Cricket, Chief Selector, and President. For us to move forward we need to ask questions of these individuals and the people who hire them. Here in lies the beauty of the Pakistan Super League. Because the PSL is a private enterprise driven by competition there is a certain level of accountability.

    The two franchises that reflect this state of embarrassment are the two biggest markets in Pakistan, Karachi and Lahore. For four consecutive years the Rana Brothers hitched their wagons to a variety of individuals. First it was Paddy Upton, then Brendon McCullum, and finally Aqib Javed Plus Perceived Big-Name Stars. Although Aqib Javed deserves credit for identifying Haris Rauf, three consecutive last place finishes with him as a Director of Cricket/Head Coach reflect poorly on his abilities as a leading decision maker.

    Mickey Arthur has been at the helm of the Karachi Kings for every PSL. In that period, he has neither won games or produced cricketers for Pakistan. Heís been outsmarted, outworked, and outcoached. He hasnít been helped by a great champion of Karachi Cricket, Rashid Latif. Latif has been thoroughly exposed. He has failed in talent evaluation, player development, and team building. As a Karachiite I often wonder about the true scope and quality of his media promoted academy.

    Unfortunately for fans of Pakistan Cricket the lack of administrative sporting quality doesnít end with these individuals. Look no further than the commentary box, PTV Studios, the National Selection Committee, the Presidency of the Karachi Kings, and even those individuals who seem to be having success. Of the three top teams in PSL, Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United have Non-Cricketing Contributors heavily involved in Player Strategy. They also have good owners. As the PSL comes to an end we should recognize the influence of private enterprise and the inherent good that it can bring even if unintentional. As we move into the future we need to rethink our savior complex, because it is too reliant on individuals unfit for office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unemployedgm View Post
    Earlier this week while on Google, I searched the phrase ‘Tried and Tested Failure.’ The first cricket related result from this search came from 2013. It was a PakPassion Thread that attacked Imran Farhat. The next person contributed Shahid Afridi, Imran Nazir, and Younis Khan in ODIs. The list continued sparing very few past and present cricketers. But as the PSL closes and Pakistan embarks on a Pre-World Cup Tour to the UAE against Australia, I can’t help but think of a New Wave of TTFs. Interestingly this new wave of TTFs is led by a cadre of former greats, media pundits, commentators, prominent personalities, and presumed saviors.

    As losses pile up, at what point do fans begin to question their fitness for positions such as Head Coach, Director of Cricket, Chief Selector, and President. For us to move forward we need to ask questions of these individuals and the people who hire them. Here in lies the beauty of the Pakistan Super League. Because the PSL is a private enterprise driven by competition there is a certain level of accountability.

    The two franchises that reflect this state of embarrassment are the two biggest markets in Pakistan, Karachi and Lahore. For four consecutive years the Rana Brothers hitched their wagons to a variety of individuals. First it was Paddy Upton, then Brendon McCullum, and finally Aqib Javed Plus Perceived Big-Name Stars. Although Aqib Javed deserves credit for identifying Haris Rauf, three consecutive last place finishes with him as a Director of Cricket/Head Coach reflect poorly on his abilities as a leading decision maker.

    Mickey Arthur has been at the helm of the Karachi Kings for every PSL. In that period, he has neither won games or produced cricketers for Pakistan. He’s been outsmarted, outworked, and outcoached. He hasn’t been helped by a great champion of Karachi Cricket, Rashid Latif. Latif has been thoroughly exposed. He has failed in talent evaluation, player development, and team building. As a Karachiite I often wonder about the true scope and quality of his media promoted academy.

    Unfortunately for fans of Pakistan Cricket the lack of administrative sporting quality doesn’t end with these individuals. Look no further than the commentary box, PTV Studios, the National Selection Committee, the Presidency of the Karachi Kings, and even those individuals who seem to be having success. Of the three top teams in PSL, Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United have Non-Cricketing Contributors heavily involved in Player Strategy. They also have good owners. As the PSL comes to an end we should recognize the influence of private enterprise and the inherent good that it can bring even if unintentional. As we move into the future we need to rethink our savior complex, because it is too reliant on individuals unfit for office.
    Good post.

    However, we have a problem with batsmen only - the bowling is well served with some newer names being selected for the ODI Series vs Australia.

    Mickey Arthur has a huge task ahead of him - I dont think we can blame him for KK's failure. The thinktank is not picking right players in my view.


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