Having already written about the concept of City based T20 Franchises, more has come to light about the Mediocre Men’s plans.
Remember, this is all going on behind a veil of secrecy – counties have been subject to gagging clauses so cannot comment on anything they may be asked by concerned county supporters and members.
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Relative silence here doesn’t mean all is well with the cricket world. Far from it. The BCCI is trying everything it can to avoid implementing the Lodha Review despite being told by the Supreme Court to stop fannying around and bloody well do it. South Africa’s national team is now subject to the kind of government interference the ICC is supposed to be intolerant of. Pakistan still haven’t played a home test match in Christ knows how long and should not have been allowed to bring Mohammad Amir to the UK for their tour. Australia have been exposed as being bloody awful against spin and just given the kind of stuffing Yates would like to give Bonnie Langford. Andre Russell is allowed to play cricket despite allegedly missing three drug tests. And Giles Clarke is still president of the ECB.
All is definitely not well with the game.
Continue reading The Mediocre Men: Graves & Harrison’s T20 Plans
Yates was working on a piece about sponsorship and branding then something came along which was deserving of its own post. Yates was most annoyed to learn of the stupid behaviour of employees at Port of Tyne in threatening a photographer and film maker. At the time of writing Port of Tyne have yet to apologise to the photographer their staff harassed.
“How is this related to cricket?” Yates hears you ask.
Port of Tyne are Durham CCC’s sponsor for the Royal London One Day Cup.
Continue reading Durham CCC Sponsors Harass A Photographer
Outside cricket urinating on the imbeciles who run the game