Australian cricket May 17, 2008

Australia ditch baggy greens for sponsor’s hats

There were no baggy greens in sight on the opening day of Australia’s tour match against a Jamaica XI and Greg Matthews, speaking to the Sunday Mail, is furious. Cricket Australia says the players chose to wear the sponsor’s hats because not everyone has played in a Test and earned the traditional cap.

"Money talks, you're selling your pride, selling the baggy green, what price is it? It just cheapens things," Matthews said. "Personally, I would have worn my baggy green. I wouldn't have given a razoo what they told me.”

Peter English is former Australasia editor of ESPNcricinfo