Seems Yates is a bit cranky of late. Well too bad. My blog, I write what I like. There’s a lot of good things to write about and a couple of bad ones. It’s one of the bad ones that gets an airing tonight though.
Yates is getting pretty annoyed with the regular references to the overseas birthplaces of England players in reports. ESPNCricinfo’s report on the call up of Surrey’s Stuart Meaker being the latest example.
Meaker is yet another player to have been born in South Africa
Now Yates would expect tabloid crapola from the likes of the red tops and the Daily Heil (none of which Yates reads) but to see ESPNCricinfo going in for this is, quite frankly, extremely disappointing. It smacks of poor and lazy journalism. I expected better from ESPNCricinfo and Andrew McGlashan.