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The Mediocre Men: Graves & Harrison’s T20 Plans

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.

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CA Fail Post-Homeworkgate Test

Some time ago Yates opined that David Warner was something of a thug.  The events at the Walkabout Bar on Birmingham’s Broad Street have gone a long way to confirming that opinion.  This has presented Cricket Australia with a problem and their response to it has been inadequate.

Mickey Arthur and Michael Clarke were rightly pilloried over the Homeworkgate issue.  Throughout that, both men insisted that there were standards to be maintained when representing your country and that there were consequences for falling short.  Suspension from a test match was the punishment for not doing your homework.

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