Michael Vaughan took easy option

2008-08-05 00:00

“It has come as a shock to me” — that was Graeme Smith’s response to hearing that Michael Vaughan had resigned as England cricket captain.

Captaining England is surely one of the most prestigious positions in world cricket. As with all English sports, there is a great deal of pressure from the media, but along with this come the rewards which are significant. Prestige and lucrative contracts come with the job, but most importantly, there is also the honour of captaining England.

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