Why is Warnie not our spin coach?

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    Does it strike anyone as strange that Shane Warne isn’t coaching Australia’s spinners on this tour of India?

    Is it unusual that an Australian spin coaches haven’t been appointed full time since Warney retired in 2007.

    It has been five or six years and we have Nathan Lyon as our best spin prospect. How is this possible?

    Something is not right! Is it that we don’t have enough money in Australian Cricket?

    I have an idea. Get a sponsor and call it the BHP Australian Spin Kings Programme for goodness sake.

    Correct me if I am wrong but names such as Xavier Doherty, Ashton Agar, Michael Beer, Aaron O’Brien, Steve O’Keefe, Chris Lynn bowl left arm orthodox and could be coached by anyone from Ray Bright to Bishen Bedi to Monty Panasar.

    Names such as Cameron Boyce, Adam Zampa, James Muirhead, David Warner, Steve Smith and others could be taught by Warnie.

    Names such as Nathan Lyon and Glenn Maxwell and other off spinners could work with Murali, Ash Mallett or Saqlain Mushtaq.

    Why is Cricket Australia dragging the chain on the Australian spin programme?

    Why in 5-6 years have we not got two spinners who could be picked in a Test Match, in India of all places?

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    • February 28th 2013 @ 4:55am
      Johnno said | February 28th 2013 @ 4:55am | ! Report

      Warney probably could get more money in the IPL or in county cricket as a spin coach, that’s one reason, and for far less time.
      He haas done some coaching in the IPL already.
      And then he can free lance as spin coach, and commentate too, and play poker, and offer ideas on the game, and not be bounded by Cricket Australia’s code of conduct, he is almost more powerful when he is not employed by cricket Australia, as he can be free to speak his mind.

      He spoke to the team after the chennai test match, and offered some ideas I assume.

    • February 28th 2013 @ 7:45am
      SpearTackle said | February 28th 2013 @ 7:45am | ! Report

      The short answer, because coaches are supposed to be role models.

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        February 28th 2013 @ 8:56am
        josh said | February 28th 2013 @ 8:56am | ! Report

        Are they? Coaches are supposed teach/instruct on how to play the game. Not how to live life.

        Two issues:

        A) The spin coach doesn’t pay enough compared to existing media commitments and poker sponsorship.

        B) Warne has a natural talent. Sure he was guided by Jenner about the finer points of spin bowling and different deliveries. But he had a good platform to begin with. I’m not sure he fully comprehends some players need that extra push to make it too the next level. See his comments about Buchanan.

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      February 28th 2013 @ 8:50am
      Redb said | February 28th 2013 @ 8:50am | ! Report

      Maybe we should taken up Warnes offer to bowl again!

    • February 28th 2013 @ 9:15am
      LK said | February 28th 2013 @ 9:15am | ! Report

      You are assuming he wants to be Australian Spin Coach. He was hard pressed committing to one whole season of BBL, which is 6 weeks. He had a Xmas sabbatical in the middle of the BBL season, remember? I can’t imagine him wanting to be at Cricket Australia’s beck and call when he has other things going on eg, commentating, poker tournaments, hair transplant spokesperson duties etc.

    • February 28th 2013 @ 9:23am
      Timmuh said | February 28th 2013 @ 9:23am | ! Report

      It certainly doesn’t strike me as “strange”. He wants to live a lot of his time in the UK, and has other commitments. I can certainly understand him not wanting to be a coach, and it may be that he isn’t good at it either. Great players do not always make good coaches.

      He does seem to turn up at training and speak to players at times, maybe that is all we can expect from him.

    • February 28th 2013 @ 9:31am
      steggz said | February 28th 2013 @ 9:31am | ! Report

      Warney doesn’t strike me as the type of guy who can actually coach.

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