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On Fixing, Ethics, Governance & Leadership

Harsha Bhogle has a nice way with words but this shouldn’t disguise the omissions he makes in his latest piece.  Yates harks back to the late Tony Greig’s Cowdrey Lecture in which he criticises the BCCI and says it should lead with the Spirit Of Cricket at its heart.  The recent fixing stories and the conduct of Numbnuts Srinivasan show that this is still not happening.

Harsha pays lip service to a need for governance, structure and codes of conduct yet misses a major point. Good governance requires transparency and the highest ethical standards, not only doing the right thing but being seen to be doing the right thing.  Which means no conflicts of interest, people appointed to positions on merit, no interference in elections, no overly complex financial regulations, truly independent auditing and a clear code of conduct which encompasses all these behaviours.  If your code of conduct misses any of these areas then it is worthless.

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Mental Mickey?

Yates almost wet himself laughing this morning at the news that 4 of Australia’s touring squad in India have been dropped for the next test because they failed to complete a presentation about how the team could improve its performanes.

This has been described as “a breach of team protocol” but that is absolute b*ll*cks in Yates’ opinion.  Let us be more accurate in this assessment – it’s refusing to take part in mindless, pointless management games which suggest that Mickey Arthur hasn’t got a clue any more.

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