Chappell calls for new blueprint

Updated: 12 November 2008 16:51 IST

Former captain Greg Chappell said a fresh blueprint needs to be chalked out to kick-start a new generation of Australian success.

Chappell calls for new blueprint

Melbourne:

Australia's 0-2 series loss to India has created such shock ripples here that former captain Greg Chappell has called for a watershed think-tank of cricket power brokers to ensure there is no repeat of Australia's cricketing recession of the mid-1980s.

Chappell said a fresh blueprint needs to be chalked out to kick-start a new generation of Australian success.

The review in the mid-1980s, under chairman of selectors Lawrie Sawle, identified Steve Waugh, Ian Healy, Dean Jones and Geoff Marsh who led the team's revival.

It followed the retirement of Rod Marsh, Dennis Lillee and Chappell. Australia is now again struggling without Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and Glenn McGrath, and they suffered a humiliating 0-2 loss to India.

"We need to sit down as we did 20-odd years ago and look at the types of cricketers we want to rebuild Australian cricket," Chappell said.

"We need to do that over the next few months and get together selectors, coaches and high-performance managers. I am sure there will some strong views and we need to canvas all of those.

"We have to look at the demands on the modern player and how we can adapt to different situations. Australian cricket needs to keep evolving," he was quoted as saying by 'Herald Sun'.



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