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Of all the reasons to sack John Dyson

by Gaurav Sethi

I was shocked to hear of John Dyson’s sacking. For one, I didn’t think he was still coach. How could he be, after all he did for West Indies’ cricket?

But now that he was coach, there was no way they could sack him. For a guy who couldn’t read, he sure did go far. Guess we’ll all remember him for calling the Duckworth Lewis wrong and helping West Indies’ lose a one-day international. That it was against England, hurt more.

But that was the least of it. The sheer impertinence of the man after that defeat; did you see his reaction? He wanted to take it up with the match refs. Appears he also wanted to sue the text book manufacturers for a tight column width.

It was clear at that moment, in Dyson’s incompetence the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) saw a beacon of hopelessness, a reflection of their own ineptness, and the generally acceptable standards of foolishness: Be a dunce today, for tomorrow we die.

John Dyson was their man. It did help that he shared John Buchanan’s first name. And he was an Australian too. He may not have been a Greg Chappell, but then nobody’s imperfect.

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