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Inquiry can only help football and cricket

The whole situation of money that has been wastefully spent by the BCB and BFA is something that has to be addressed and it is good that this is coming to light now with the forming of a commission.

You can't just distribute public money and not know what has happened to it.

It's great that we are now having an inquiry.

There have been millions of dollars put into the two sports and nothing has come out of that money. Teams have lacked discipline and their love of the game they play.

The committee assembled is a panel that has the games of both cricket and football at heart and will try and rectify, as best they can, the issues that are at hand.

I hope we can help this inquiry along. We need to go back to basics, what is right, what is wrong and when things are wrong, how can we fix them or come up with a solution.

It isn't a surprise to me that it took so long for the inquiry to be formed. We are looking at the amount of money spent.

Sport is expensive and you have to have money in order to get anywhere. You have to remember that you have to put in an infrastructure that is capable of producing good athletes. We have to get facilities in Bermuda that are similar to other countries. There's no reason why we don't have this in place already.

It takes money to do all of this.

I'm mostly concerned about facilities . . . what we have and how we can improve them, and in turn improve our athletes.

I want them to have the best track to run on, the best pitch to play on, the wickets to bowl and bat on, things of this nature are what I would like to see in the future.

I applauded Geoff Boycott's comments in the paper the other day. Our players have to be more accountable for their actions. They can't keep making excuses.

Players have to take responsibility for their failures. We always accept the good but you have to accept the bad. Players have to uphold the laws and rules of the game.

You don't need someone to tell you all of this, you should know and put it into practice whether you are a batsman or a striker.

This is something that should be taught in the schools.

We need to really investigate these matters on all levels, not just at the top.

If you are working and do something wrong, do you make excuses to your boss or accept what you did and fix the problem? These are the things that need to change in order for the country to get back to where it once was.

We really have to do some soul searching and look at our facilities and schools and see what is going on because I am a firm believer that schools must be the launching pad for future success.

When kids go to gym classes they should be taught the fundamentals. They need to be shown the rules and regulations of sports.

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Published September 24, 2011 at 9:00 am (Updated September 24, 2011 at 9:05 am)

Inquiry can only help football and cricket

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