You know the sketches on Goodness Gracious Me where the Indian dad is telling his son everything is Indian? “Michealangelo, Da Vinci - Indian. Superman; Indian. The Queen - Indian. Jesus Christ, Moses, The Bible; All Indian!”…
Probably limited relevance to a small minority on here but Virat doesn’t hold back:
Virat Kohli said, "I was contacted 1.5 hours before selection committee meet. The chief selector discussed the Test team. Before ending the call the selectors told me I won't be ODI captain and I was fine. There was no prior communication".
Ouch to the selectors. My own view should have stayed on as captain until the 2023 WC. A bit of fire in his belly - can see him scoring big in SA.
Well this is going to rumble on for a while!This morning. He held a press conference. Some more background.
What a load of BS.
Bit harsh on Jack Leach that but, then again, he's at Somerset!What a load of BS.
They’ve still scheduled as many county championship games as they possibly can in April, early May and September. For example Surrey will play 4 championship games in April and another 2 in early May. Then will play another 3 in September to finish the season.
Not much chance of England producing a high class spinner when two thirds of the season will be played outside of the summer months and very likely on green wickets.
Very poor comments from the chairman of the local country cricket club...
Wrong site mate, you need to be horrified at this.
Brilliant stuff on talksport including a really good guy from “kick it out” suggesting he didn’t say a lot wrong and his intent wasn’t what the cancel crowd wanted to hear.I’ve learnt not to be horrified by what happens in cricket all over the world. What he said is very much an old fashioned view but as I said there is an ‘element’ of truth in it - more so his comments regarding Asians. Obviously he could have worded it better and there are huge obstacles other than what he mentioned that is preventing good young ethnic minorities progressing at first class level in England. I have read/ listened to far worse.
Brilliant stuff on talksport including a really good guy from “kick it out” suggesting he didn’t say a lot wrong and his intent wasn’t what the cancel crowd wanted to hear.
Tony Burnett wants to talk to him, Simon Jordan can’t believe he apologised and should have explained it further rather than rolling into a ball, they did mention the Jew hating ex Yorkshire player though.
Kick it out chap said he’s horrified by anytime anyone says anything that people want them cancelled as obv that just kills debate and people in power will never pipe up again.
The use of words has once again taken over the important message. That message is that Black and South Asian men and women have terrible representation at every level of cricket, right from grass roots in my experience. It's just a shame that this guy, saying things with absolutely the right intentions as it being a challenge to overcome, now sees himself being pulled apart for the language he used. This guy doesn't seem like a racist to me, probably just can't keep up with the immense rulebook needed on how to have open debate without someone taking offence. Very pleased he bothered, he'll probably have to retire now and let some other poor f***er pick his (or her) way through the minefield.
It’s not true and you’ve just fallen into the same trap. It’s people like him holding cricket back, no one else.Poor comments maybe but there is an element of truth in it to be fair with his reference to Asian families whom insist on their kids studying rather than taking up professional sport to the next level.