This is the first in a series of interviews between canadacricket.com and the Selection Committee of the CCA. What I uncovered was some glaring holes in the selection process as well as some resistance in speaking to me for publication on the website. However, I do thank the committee for taking the time to talk us.
I have endeavored to get answers to the questions that are at the heart of the issues in National Development and as you will see in subsequent interviews, the problems range from financial, geographic as well as the lack of an inter-Provincial structure on the junior and senior level. We do owe some regard to these gentlemen though, for the time and effort they put into selecting the teams. At the end of the series I hope to present an analysis and some recommendations to help us go beyond the World Cup.
Part I: Q
& A with Mr. Karam Gopaulsingh
does one become a selector?
of qualifications, are there any formal, academic requirements or equivalent
playing experience required to become a selector?
Mr. Gopaulsingh, what are those qualifications?
are the selectors and what is their geographic mandate?
is the committee's long-term goal for development after the World Cup
you have any hard copy, business plan to develop an elite junior system
to feed a national men's programme?
is the official stance on import players? I mean, after the World Cup,
it is probable that the imports will return to their respective countries.
of all, is it appropriate to assess First Class players based on a
is the CCA flying in all of the non-Ontario players to this camp?
you believe that there is concerted effort to select players from
there any future plans for an inteprovincial elite championship system
for after the World Cup?
Thank you Mr. Karam Gopaulsingh