So we now have a cricket match in the West Indies that can’t take place because the outfield is unplayable. What on earth has happened to this great game. We have administrators worrying about advertising on pads but they can’t seem to get a match played on a playable pitch. It all comes down to getting the basics right first, and if you can’t get that right don’t bother about those seemingly trifling niceties. This is a frighteningly similar scenario to that which we see in business. We have a country full of failed banks, who seem to have concentrated on becoming salesmen (especially insurance) but have lost sight on being able to do what they are supposed to do i.e banking.