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Hosts: Roger Mitchell
Hosts: Grant Williams
Guest: Chris Cairns
Today, much of what sport has always meant to true fans, has been lost in a blizzard of corporate communications, fireworks and froth. The attachments, that were once so strong, seem more trivial in the global age of televised sport as entertainment. What was once authentic, is increasingly staged. In this podcast, we’ll get back to the things that sport has always meant to true fans.
Episode 22: Grant and Roger welcome world class, and very erudite, cricketer Chris Cairns for a very honest conversation about played sport and the directions he sees in the business of sport. This chat strongly reveals the linkage among sport, life and business. And in a very honest, direct and pragmatic way. Chris firstly discusses how he has dealt with being the son of a great sportsman. He then talks the future of New Zealand sport, Allblacks and CVC; what takes a sportsperson to elite level: the culture of failure; inside stories of great all rounders; Miller and the Don; Christchurch and the role of sports. He then tells us about a very personal story on matchfixing; how he managed to deal with it and move on; finally, his beautiful present as an entrepreneur: Chris talks about the future of sport content and how he would like to add value to minor sports through rendered virtual worlds.