Oz selectors to blame for Ashes series loss: BoycottBy ANI
Friday, January 7, 2011
SYDNEY - Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has laid the blame for Australia’s Ashes series loss at the doorstep of the selectors, and not the players.
Boycott, 70, singled out the poor treatment of spinner Nathan Hauritz and pacer Doug Bollinger as examples of bad selection policy.
The Sun quoted him, as saying: “Throwing Hauritz away at the last minute. If you weren’t going to pick him, throw him away beforehand and pick the guy who’s going to play in this series as your spinner.”
“Bollinger’s been your main, leading wicket-taker for 12 months. OK he got an injury, but he wants to play a second warm-up match to be ready for Brisbane. You stop him because you want him to be rested and then you don’t pick him.
“It was just confusing and from then on it just got worse, didn’t it?” (ANI)