30/06/2009

When should we appreciate a selector's work?

This situation in Pakistan made me think off when to appreciate a selector or a selection panel/committee.

 

Normally, I look at a selector's job as identifying, selecting and sometimes providing sufficient space for players to display their talent for their team/nation. If they do so, I deem the selector or the selector's panel to have done a good job.

 

Similarly, I do not blame them for the result, as it is not in their hands. They can only select the best and it is up to the players to prove their worth and in turn win matches.

 

Now here is the interesting conundrum, should we appreciate them for selecting a winning combination or selecting a winning, as in victorious, team?

 

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7 Comments:

Blogger straight point said...

when he actually won't have to 'pick' a team... :)

30/06/2009, 13:29  
Blogger Q said...

"No matter what they do they can't take away the credit from us that we picked the World Cup winning squad," he said.

They did NOT pick the winning squad.. YK did not like the squad they sent to the PCB and there were major arguements between Qadir and Younis Khan on the 15 that should go to London.. at the end the captain got his way...

How can the selectors be credited especially when Qadir resigned mid-way during the World T20 with comments that could have only put more pressure on the team..

30/06/2009, 15:56  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Pan,

'Pick' - good one.:)

30/06/2009, 16:00  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Q,

Obviously the Pakistani selectors are angling for a share of the spoils.:)

30/06/2009, 16:01  
Blogger Q said...

They aren't getting any Ott...

30/06/2009, 16:29  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Q,

I think they miscalculated and hence disowned the team in a hurry. Now they have lost a substantial income.

30/06/2009, 17:25  
Blogger LVISS said...

AS LONG AS THEY DO NOT PROMOTE THEIR OWN STATE PLAYERS IT IS OKAY WITH ME.

03/07/2009, 07:00  

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