Botham is heavily critical of the TCCB and the way in which the England team regressed during years of mismanagement. He reviews events both at home on the county scene and abroad and, in his role as technical advisor, he gives a first-hand account of the 1997 summer battle for the Ashes. Looking ahead, Botham outlines his ten-point plan for the future structure of English cricket, involving major issues like the pay of county cricketers and a two-tier county championship, and reports on the results of a questionnaire sent out to the chairman, chief executive and captain of every county assessing what is wrong with the game in this country. A new chapter for this paperback edition highlights the progress English cricket has made since Botham's involvement, as reflected in the team's performance on the 1997/98 winter tour to the West Indies.
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Ian Botham was the most thrilling sight in sport for nearly two decades at the top of international cricket. He retired from the game in 1993 and has since acted as coaching advisor to the England team on the 1997/98 Zimbabwe and New Zealand tour, a commentator for Sky TV, and he has a newspaper column in the Daily Mirror. He continues to be a keen analyser of the game.
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Book Description Collins Willow, London, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A controversial and hard hitting book from the "Iron Man" of cricket. An excellent book on how cricket should change by one of the men who really knows!!. Bookseller Inventory # NS032