Formula for Failure?

To explain why he's worried about cricket's future, Greg Chappell must first hark back to his past. So, over lunch in a Sydney restaurant, he describes the Adelaide backyard where he and his brothers contested their fierce "Tests" - played always, at the insistence of their father, with a hard ball. Other times, with local boys, they'd set up stumps at the park around the corner or at the beach, where they chose between two types of pitch - fast (the hard sand) or a subcontinental turner (the soft stuff). These games could go for hours, like sessions of the various...

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