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.