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Post by KP_fan Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:19 pm

Cook rested from captaincy....I think euphemistically.
Really...I think he is gone....look at his dwindling see-sawing comments in the bold below.
I think they have figured and rightly so.....that the leader cannot talk with such in such defeatists tone and with such self doubts in public.

Eng management are to blame for this irreversibly difficult situation they find themselves with Cook.......they should have rested him after the tests  

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/cricket/25902344

Captain Alastair Cook will miss England's limited-overs tour of the West Indies which starts in February.
After the 5-0 Ashes loss in Australia, Cook's team lost the one-day series 4-1 and the Caribbean trip will be used as preparation for the World Twenty20.
England's limited-overs tour of Australia

"The T20 guys have got their World Cup in Bangladesh [starting on 16 March] and we see it as a great six weeks for them to start building," Cook said.
"They're never together very often and it gives them time to build."
England limited-overs coach Ashley Giles said Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad, who has never previously skippered the team in a one-day international, would probably be in charge for the three ODIs in the Caribbean from 28 February to 5 March.
Those matches are followed by three Twenty20 internationals from 9-13 March, while the ICC World Twenty20 starts three days later and runs until 6 April.
"We are probably going to pick mainly a T20 squad leading up to Bangladesh so it's likely Stuart Broad will captain," Giles explained.
Cook admitted that the England team would focus more on one-day internationals in the build-up to the 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand starting in February 2015.
"Over the last year with back-to-back Ashes the priority was Test cricket, but with the World Cup that has to change," he said.
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"England are almost back to square one after a horrible loss. That time at the end is pressure cricket, but it should be what everyone dreams of being involved in. They are not times to fear failure, they are times to get your feathers out and win the game, the times you should live for as a cricketer. I don't know if people are crumbling under pressure but if you're a competitor you shouldn't do that in that situation."


Following a third successive defeat in the one-day series on 19 January, Cook, who succeeded Andrew Strauss as one-day captain in May 2011, hinted that he was prepared to step down, commenting that English cricket "needs a little bit of a change".
He subsequently retracted those remarks and insisted he was "desperate" to remain England captain and lead the side at the 2015 World Cup.
Asked about threatening to resign, he said: "I just spoke very honestly and maybe I shouldn't have done because it's caused a lot of kerfuffle."
And on the subject of when he would meet team director Andy Flower and new England managing director Paul Downton to discuss his future, Cook added: "I fly home on Monday, and over the next week or so I'm sure there will be meetings to have."
Asked if he felt a sense of relief to be returning home, Cook added: "It's a sense of a job which hasn't been done well. Mentally I could do with a break from cricket."
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:27 pm

Wouldn't be surprised to see him step down as ODI captain, fully expect (and hope) he continues as Test captain.

I'd back Morgan to take the ODI reins.
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Post by KP_fan Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:28 pm

Broad should be handed all forms of captaincy.

he is tough, a fighter and his own man....
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