My corner of the oval

… thoughts from a Kiwi cricket fan

I’ve been thinking …

on May 30, 2014

With regards to the upsetting news these days surrounding fixing in cricket, a lot has been made of why Brendon McCullum took three years to report the approach from Player X to him back in 2008.
Well, since Player X was such a “hero” to Mr McCullum, what if he was thinking of Player X’s future in the game, knowing that if he mentioned anything, it would be the end of Player X’s cricketing career?
What if he genuinely took his time to deliberate the outcomes, consulting with legal counsel and friends for the best course of action, and it wasn’t till they realised that what he had to testify could help in future proceedings, that he followed through with “dobbing in” a mate.  Because, make no mistake, that would have been the hardest decision to make, I reckon.
Oh, how I wish we could just go back to the days when cricket was a simple game!

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2 responses to “I’ve been thinking …

  1. Carm says:

    Don’t we all wish that sport was just a simple game of winning or losing Jess. Before all the enhancement performance drugs,betting on games and many more things. What people do to a sport just make it not fun to watch as much any more.

  2. Marion says:

    Cairns performance on arrival in Auckland was startling to say the least and one is left rather stunned at it, not a shred of dignity or class. In regard to BMac I just wish that he had been allowed to answer the question of why it took so long to report the approaches that had been made to him, he was willing, the over riding that occurred has left him sadly wide open…I agree Oh for the days it was just a game.

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