Ahead of Australia’s Third Test against South Africa, a day-night affair beginning in Adelaide this afternoon, Cricket Australia’s CEO James Sutherland, and Rugby Unionist-turned-cricket administrator Pat Howard, held a press conference to announce the replacement for the interim selection panel.
It’s been a big week in politics. But what does this mean for cricket? Vale, Kolpak!
This article has been rewritten, due to two ‘cricketing’ events that have just taken place. One was extraordinary; the other wasn’t. One is attracting huge media coverage; one isn’t. And it’s the wrong one, of course, that is exciting too many idiots. Yes, idiots. I know that this post might offend many, but I simply … More Remember the personalities?
It’s spring in Australia. The AFL and NRL Grand Finals have passed, Bathurst is coming up. The men in their baggy greens are on a low-key overseas tour (or perhaps one that is cancelled). But around Sydney, a new sporting competition is starting up. There’s no glitz and glamour as the best domestic cricketers from … More Understanding the Matador
England are in the UAE and about to face the most exciting team on the planet. The only International team with a quality leg spinner. A team so good that Aamir probably couldn’t get his place back even if the Pope ratified his selection. A team that will probably hammer England in the Tests, and … More Alastair Cook. Not quite an apology.
This post has been very difficult to write… I started writing it just before the first One Day International between England and New Zealand. I was going to write a rather pessimistic piece. Although England had picked a new and exciting side, which spoke of their determination to play a ‘new brand’ of cricket, most … More From a Pom: bring on the Ashes!
Some are born great, some have greatness thrust upon them, and some have blond hair and are very tall… We all know that quote. Or a similar one. And with cricketers it seems particularly apt. Why are some players anointed to have a career, and others not considered worthy? This week sees the first Test … More End the ‘Era of Anointment’