Cricket Australia have many outstanding people in the current crop of players but how well do people know them. The Australian Cricket Team has long been well known names but even current Australian captain Tim Paine is not that well known by the general public . Outside of this outstanding website Paine had been a forgotten sports person until 8 months ago. Tim is a very private person and I have joked with him many times about this as have his club, state and Australian team mates. It’s his job to play Cricket but Cricket Australia have forgotten the importance of its own players.
This current Australian team is full of great people and characters and people want to know the team. Cricket Australia has forgotten how popular the football codes are in Australia. Cricket is not the only sport and unfortunately the players both male and female are being forgotten about.
Characters over the years like Shane Warne, Merv Hughes of the 1990s were house hold names and heroes. The current players such as Paine, Pat Cummins, Mitch Marsh, Adam Zampa are all very funny men in there own ways. It’s up to Cricket Australia to have players characters more well known and finding ways of providing better access.
It’s not just up to Fox Sports or Channel 7 or Channel 9 who call cover Cricket in Australia and overseas. It’s about CA making the media access more open and allowing the public and digital agencies access to the team.
It’s up to the national body to allow better access and help the game grow over the coming years.