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    December 04, 2008

    ECB Chairman Giles Clarke wakes up from week-long slumber

    Either the ECB Chairman Giles Clarke has been living under a rock for the past week, or has been blissfully asleep for that period. Nothing else explains him saying "Under no circumstances will we allow our cricket to be dictated to by terrorists".

    Umm, then why is there so much ambiguity around England's players returning for the tests? Why did the ECB get the test venues shifted? Why did the BCCI and the ECB agree to cancel the last two one-dayers? Why is the BCCI waiting for the Indian government's decision on touring Pakistan, assuming that the main reason for denying permission is the allegation of Pakistani involvement in the attacks? Why was the T20 Champions League postponed? Why was the ICL World Series called off?

    Lip-service! The ECB is right in demanding quality security, as a deterrent to terrorists potentially targetting England's cricketers. Why be apologetic about it?

    Update: The test match series is on, but will England's players turn up in the right country please?
    After spending the last 72 hours consulting security advisers and Government agencies at the highest level, the England and Wales Cricket Board has determined that England will leave for Abu Dhabi tomorrow (Thursday) to resume their two Test tour of India.
    I normally don't make fun of people's names, but I do find the England team security adviser's second name really funny - Reg Dickason. It's a bit like someone (John Arlott? John Warr?) describing Bob Cunis' name as "neither one thing nor the other".

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    Maybe the real reason is Andrew and Kevin (hell, I can't call them with their last names!) are excreta scared of Veeru, Yuvi and folks. Fortunately (and so unfortunately for the victims), this terrorist attacks have saved the England team from an embarrassing loss.

    By Blogger Mahadevan (03-Dec-2008, 8:59:00 PM)  

    prabu, that is oversimplying the cause !

    By Blogger மணிகண்டன் (04-Dec-2008, 9:31:00 PM)  

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