5 of the most Jobless Jobs in sports
#4 Ball-Changing Umpire in Cricket
As if cricket wasn't a pampered sport already, ICC and all leading cricket organisations across the world still insist on employing a person to carry a box of balls on to the field when needed.
Probably the least 'team' sport the world continues to pour millions over, cricket has the knack of producing jobless jobs that do the same thing the sport does: encourage procrastination.
When there are multiple umpires on the field, why can't one of them simply walk a little, given they don't do much of that in a game at all, and go and bring a new set of balls the bowlers can choose from? It's because of jobs like this that the New York Times can claim that the 'gig economy' is a lie.