Dean Jones is saying they should wheel out Shane Warne as captain.
Are Australia really that bereft of leaders, or is Dean Jones just, err, not the sharpest tool in the shed?
I say keep Ponting until he achieves his unique hatrick of captaining Australia to three ashes losses.
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^ Dougie Walters would have a couple of ciggies and a cup of coffee for tea, so I heard. Though he'd wait 'til after stumps before he'd have his first tinny!!
Now back to the thread...
Cricket followers remember the touring English cricket team being referred to as the MCC. That was because English cricket was administered by the Marylebone Cricket Club in London. That all changed in 1993. So who is the Marylebone Cricket Club?
The England cricket team team which represents England and Wales. Since 1 January 1997 it has been governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), having been previously governed by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) from 1903 until the end of 1996.
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) was founded in 1787 as a private members' club dedicated to the development of cricket. It owns, and is based at, Lords Cricket Ground in London. MCC was formerly the governing body of the game in England and across the world. Most of its global functions were passed on to the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1993.
Thanks Kiwi. Appreciate the response.
If you'll pardon the digression....I watched that last Ashes game and was struck by the element of class consciousness and social ostentatiousness that seemed to prevail. From the announcing right down to the awards ceremony. Really opened my eyes.
I'm thinking this one of the major reasons why cricket has never taken hold in North America.
No need for a comment. Not taking the piss either.
The West Indian cricket commentator Tony Cozier once wrote:
"...the refusal to appoint a black captain was "historically understandable at a time when it was generally considered that by ruling classes that the black man was not ready for leadership, political, social, sporting or otherwise."
Oxford and Cambridge educated Indians who spoke "Received Pronunciation" (upper class English) were viewed as acceptable in England though, especially as many were Indian royalty,and not having to work for a living were "pure" amateurs.
From a personal point of view I think that attitude is less obvious the further north one travels from London...but that is just my observation.
Australia to face New Zealand in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy
Why this competition exists is beyond me.