Dr Mumbo

Microsoft and its role in the ‘excellence’ of Australian cricket

Digital transformation is everywhere and Microsoft has released a report showing how it is helping organisations all over the country perform better.


Image: from Microsoft Report

But Dr. Mumbo wonders if Bill Gates’ boffins have been paying much attention to the sporting world in recent months.

With the Australian Cricket Team at a nadir, having suffered two thrashings in a row from the South Africans and gutting its test squad, Microsoft’s report proclaims that using its dashboard, Cricket Australia was “supercharging” player performance.

“Working with Microsoft, it is developing a team and player performance (TPP) platform that aims to supercharge player results,” the report says.

“The TPP is about giving each athlete and team every possible advantage, and that translates to scoring more runs and taking more wickets. As (Cricket Australia head of technology Michael) Osborne said: “The results will play out on the field”.

It makes you wonder whose system the South Africans are using.


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