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Reality TV Is Going To Save The Australian Cricket Team

For those of my cynical who think that reality TV has no positive impact on the society that we live in, then think again. According to Alan Border reality TV could get The Ashes back from England.

The Daily Telegraph states that the former Australian cricket captain is convinced that new reality TV show Cricket Superstar is not just a vehicle to sell advertising.

The articles says:

In fact, the former Test star and respected voice in cricket is completely convinced the Foxtel show – to follow in the footsteps of Football Superstar and The Contender – is capable of discovering half a dozen players who could challenge for a baggy green and help return the precious Ashes urn as early as 2013.

“That’s the message we’ll be sending out to these kids, that there has never been a better opportunity in Australian cricket for a young bloke to make a name for himself,” Border told The Daily Telegraph.

“When you get a series like this summer, while you’re never happy about it, a lot of good can come out of it, and Cricket Superstar is very timely. We’ve got development officers out there trying to fast-track talent, but sometimes these reality shows can unearth talent we’ve never seen,” Border said.

“The ultimate winner will get a first-class contract, but there will be half a dozen kids who get picked up who aren’t already in the system.

“In two to four years’ time, if we pick a kid who plays for Australia, it’s a tick for the show, but it’s also exactly what we’re looking for.

If you think you do have the talent to be a Cricket Superstar go to the website here to apply.

2 comments

1 Culinary Boner { 01.13.11 at 10:06 am }

As this is reality TV – and Aussie cricket needs more than just decent bowlers, batsmen, fieldsmen – will they put the contestants through a series of personal challenges to identify those with the true attributes of an Australian cricket winner?

Stuff like raunchy and suggestive texts from cricket groupies (topless pics included), business propositions from shady sub-continental gentlemen in sunglasses, a ‘chance’ encounter with the team captain’s girlfriend pissed, nude and horny in the spa after training, free drinks in every pub, club or dodgy Ibrahim nightclub and a team conditioner more intent on unearthing the next contender for the Marsh-Boon tinnie chugging record than getting the guys in shape.

Clearly any contestant who not only gives in to these temptations, but does so with both flair and gusto is worthy of following in the footsteps of this nation’s greatest. Way to go Grumpy!

2 sourkraut { 01.13.11 at 1:14 pm }

even if they do find someone through this reality tv thing, the found person would probably not get selected by the current boof heads who did such a good job????? in selecting the current ashes defence????? squad.
Course if the person isw from NSW then in he goes, whether mediocre or not