Give Jr A Helping Hand
- Invite associate teams to play in first-class competitions of bigger nations
- Bigger nations should play their development teams against minnows
- Invite top players from associate teams to train and play in first-class competitions
- Schedule more games of senior teams against the minnows
- Disburse money to associate nations so they can offer contracts to the best players
- Allow 12 teams in the World Cup
“I work five days of the week, almost without exception,” says the Netherlands opener-wicketkeeper Wesley Barresi, cheerfully slumping down on the grass after nets. “Else I won’t survive!” True, modern sport is a full-time job and even an Aussie coach would approve of Barresi’s commitment. Except that Barresi is talking of a commitment less heroic than hitting or catching a cricket ball; he’s talking about putting food on the...