Ponting preempts Indian selectors
Ricky Ponting told CNN-IBN that he thought it was interesting that Ganguly wasn't named in the initial squad
for the Border-Gavaskar trophy
He seems to have far more knowledge of the Indian squad than we do. The selectors have not yet named any 'initial squad'. The only squad named is the squad for the Irani Trophy
But if Ricky Ponting is a little surprised (& feels it interesting) that Ganguly isn't in, then I wouldn't mind it. The last time he said he was surprised at Ganguly's exclusion
, India won the tournament
What's with Australia 'A' and New Zealand 'A' playing in India when Cricket Australia is concerned about the main team's visit? Are some lives less precious? I'm actually even more surprised that New Zealand Cricket hasn't withdrawn their team on security grounds, given that they'd normally do so when someone farted loudly or if a transformer burst.
I'm not trying to trivialize the effects of the blasts in Delhi on Saturday
. I'm just pissed off at the double standards: It's ok to play in Jaipur and in London
, but not in Pakistan. It's ok for second XI players to continue with their tour, not first XI players.
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