Australia Cricket

Are Players Associations Actually Doing Anything Good?

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Chris Gayle of West Indies hits out watched by Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka during the ICC World Twenty20 Semi Final between Sri Lanka and West Indies at the Brit Oval on June 19, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
Muhammad Umar JawedCorrespondent ISeptember 5, 2009

There is a question which is continiously torturing me these days, and that is: "Are Players Associations Doing Anything Good? To find out the answer I decided to take a look at what "Player Associations" have done up til now.

Now, I have finally managed to find the answer to this question. 

And in my opinion, they aren’t doing anything good; rather, they rebel against their boards. We have the recent example of the Australian Cricket team, which decided they would not tour in Pakistan, even before their board took any decision.

We also know that because of the conflict between the West Indies Cricket Board and their Players associations, the state of Caribbean Cricket has gone into a steep decline.

So, that means Players Associations have enough power to decide what players will do and when and where they are going to play.

In my opinion thats not right, players should not be deciding on what to do. Players should only play, not decide.

This is only my opinion, feel free to concede or rebuke me, and I will also note that Younus Khan has also shown his desire to create a "Players Association" for the Pakistan Cricket team............God save Pakistan Cricket.



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