Warne's proposed Oz cricket revolution hits snag following snubs from ex-players

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 01, 2013 07:10 hrs

Shane Warne's proposed overhaul of the Australian cricket was hit with a major snag after former players, Mark Taylor, Michael Hussey and Merv Hughes ruled out taking leading roles, as suggested by the spin great.

Taylor said he has no interest in taking up the role of Cricket Australia (CA) chief, adding he won't be applying for the job, the Herald Sun reports.

With Hussey and Hughes also distancing themselves from taking top jobs in the Australian cricket, Warne's grand vision for restructuring the way the national team is run quickly began to look unworkable.

While Warne's suggestions did gather support among cricket fans on social media, the major flaw in his wish list has became obvious, as high-profile former players such as Taylor already earn big money in other jobs and are not in the market for the roles the leg spin legend predicts.

Taylor, who works as a commentator with Channel Nine and has various other endorsement deals to his name, said it's always difficult to get the best candidates doing the right job

Taylor revealed that when he was on the Cricket Australia board he tried to enlist former teammate Mark Waugh as a selector but failed, saying it's understandable since players have other things to take care of.

Taylor also said that no former player would be keen to spend 120 days of his or her life travelling around watching cricket for minimal pay.

Hussey also rejected Warne's idea, saying the reason he retired recently was because he didn't want to commit to more travelling.

Hughes was sacked as a selector three years ago, which still rankles, so he would be unlikely to return, the paper reported. (ANI)

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