ICC favorite son/daughter (yet again)

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Re: ICC favorite son/daughter (yet again)

Post by timmyj51 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:11 pm

Peter Della Penna, in his recent article on Dreamcricket, rips into USA women's team,
excoriating the failures of USA administrators in developing the game, all of which
is old news to anyone who's been observing the game in the states (and Canada, for
that matter). But he left out a major factor in his suggestion of promoting the
game in USA colleges: Who can sell cricket to Americans??? USACricket tried this with
their NIRSA initiative and it was a disastrous failure.

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Re: ICC favorite son/daughter (yet again)

Post by Victorian » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:51 pm

No need to remind everyone that the USA W smoked the CAN W a few months ago. CC need to get started this very month, the last few weeks of outdoor practice, to work on a team for, hopefully, a qualifying process in 2021 for the Commonwealth Games. In the PDP article, he mentions the 50 over WWC qualifying and Canada is not there. Have they already been eliminated or is there no good reason to even include them? All the more reason to earn their way into the CG.

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Re: ICC favorite son/daughter (yet again)

Post by ray » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:48 pm

Yes, I think our Canadian women are already out of the next 50 over CWC. The USA/Canada qualifier series was for the right to be the Americas representative in both 20 and 50 over formats. It was big stakes and we were not prepared as well as we could have been. Even facing bad odds with ICC's support of USA, Canada should have been putting some more resources toward our WNT.

With cricket now in the Commonwealth Games it is time to get serious about the women's game. Recruit athletes from baseball and softball, get into schools using CG as a point of entry with schools, sponsors, etcetera.

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Re: ICC favorite son/daughter (yet again)

Post by timmyj51 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:41 am

"recruit athletes from baseball and softball"

Something I've been advocating FOOOOOR YEARS! But now ask yourself: WHO'S gonna do that?
Who has any confidence Sanai or any of the CC twiddly-dees can sell cricket to top women softball players? :(

"get cricket in schools"

Well, how often have we been hearing this! Some Canuck school districts already
have fairly well established cricket programs. Are the CC twiddly-dums building
on this? :(

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