CA to groom captaincy candidates as Border rues 'lack of thinking' in cricketers

Sydney, Nov 18 : Cricket Australia has confirmed that it will run a course from next February to groom 20 nominated young players as future leaders.

According to, current state captains and vice captains were not included on the list as they are having, or will have, individual development work.

The project is not specifically designed to flush out Australia's next Test captain but there has been growing concern in national cricket circles about the lack of future leaders, the report said.

Meanwhile, Allan Border claimed modern cricketers were so mollycoddled they lacked the ability to think for themselves, the report added.

CA sports psychologist Michael Lloyd has developed the program, which will include 360 degree analysis and feedback to the player, development of an ongoing leadership plan and targeted captaincy opportunities where available, the report further said.

The three areas, which will form the focus of the plan, are the players' emotional intelligence, their mental agility as well as six leadership personality traits, according to the report.

--ANI (Posted on 18-11-2013)

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