Bangalore: To many, the best job in cricket is the television commentator's. Former cricketers, and the occasional non-cricketer, swan about the world, sitting in the best seats at the grounds, and are paid to talk about the game they love. To others, the toughest job in cricket is coaching Pakistan. After all, job security is far from guaranteed, and occasionally there's a risk of losing your life. To some, the easiest job in cricket is being Sachin Tendulkar's agent – how hard can it be to sell that man in the world's largest market?
In cricket, there are all kinds of jobs: selector (thankless), physio (exhausting), scorer (unrewarding), journalist (undeserved), player (fortunate) - the list is as endless as it is subjective.
But, what's the most important job in cricket? This column reckons it's the International Cricket Council's General Manager – Cricket, a position that currently needs filling after Dave Richardson got kicked upstairs and assumed the role of chief executive.