James Sutherland is a supreme error

December 18, 2021

Naming a 17 man squad in a city centre to make a marketing deadline is ok.

Dropping one spinner for the exact same kind of spinner with less experience who is roughly the same age is ok.

Giving a coach with a sketchy, at best, record, is ok.

Publicly stating you have rested a player who publicly states he is dropped is ok.

Having your chairman of selectors say a player has local knowledge while showing he has no idea where he has come from is ok.

Letting a player who writes a largely ghost written twitter feed to apologise for his actions and not facing up to press conference is ok.

Keeping a selector who states he doesn’t watch overseas cricket on TV is fine.

Naming a spokesman for the selectors who is not the chairman is ok.

Letting your chairman of selectors slate the players while saying he did a good job is ok.

But going to a cricket function a few hours before you are due to play a boxing day test is a supreme error.

James Sutherland has never been my favourite guy, yet I’ve always assumed he has a few smarts up there. So when he has a go at players who made a mistake, when he and his team of moronic yes men are running around stepping on rakes, throwing cream pies at each other and making comedy noises, what a dick.

Nielsen has a 3 year deal, and the power to stop Hughes and Clarke from attending the event, and he didn’t make an error.

Cricket Australia has more hangers on in wanky blue tracksuits than Kim Jong Il, why didn’t any of these people demand that Clarke and Hughes miss that event?

It was the morning of boxing day, and it was just another error from Cricket Australia.

The same Cricket Australia that James Sutherland rules with a manicured thumb.

If Sutherland is a man of integrity, he should take the blame for Australia’s summer.

Sutherland has been in charge while crowds and interest went down in cricket. Even while Australia was by far the best side in world cricket. He was in charge while the team has been patched up by part time selectors who don’t watch enough cricket, and he was in charge of the worst home series on and off the field in over 20 years.

He is the error.

He is the person who should be accountable.

Not the one helping Hilditch sniping at the players.

Do Cricket Australia a favour, Mr Sutherland, step down after you’ve taken a few with you.

The Cricket Australia alternate reality is a nice place to live, but you can’t stay there forever.