In one of the most amazing turnarounds in sporting history, David Graveney has openly stated that winning is important for English cricket, at least in the upcoming series against the West Indies. A BBC report quotes Graveney, who, in a moment of staggering originality, said, “It’s vitally important to start the season with a victory. It’s important for Peter Moores in his first match as coach, for the fans, for the players, for everybody to start well.”
I never… So England has changed with the change of guard, after all. They think (blasphemy!) that winning is important.
Well, just to even things out, I hope the West Indies management believe they need to win too. At least the spirit of the game will be balanced out. And yes, we could be in for a fascinating contest this summer.