Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Raking over the Ashes


Quick couple of words off-topic regarding the recently concluded Ashes series. Obviously delighted with an English victory but more impressed in fact with the muted celebrations and what seems like a determination by the England hierarchy to treat the series win as a beginning rather than as an end - very un-English if recent history is anything to go by.

The fact remains however that I didn't see any of the series live thanks to none of the action being shown live on terrestrial TV - a decision (alongside the frankly vulgar flirtation with Sir Allen Stanford's millions) which I suspect has cost the ECB a golden opportunity to publicise cricket to the nation and which shows them up to be at least as incompetent as the RFU, if not more so.

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