November 4, 2008

Stanford 20/20 for 20

England's whingeing cost them millions

Ian Botham asks in the Mirror: Did it ever occur to the England players that, instead of just turning up and collecting $1m each, there might be another team hell-bent on carrying off the loot?

And some of the nonsense about the pitch and the floodlights made me cringe. If you don't like slow pitches, lads, don't bother going to India later this week - because you won't find many surfaces offering pace and bounce there.

As for the floodlights, what on earth is the problem? In England, we still play one-day internationals with a few light-bulbs hoisted on cranes in the car park, so we're hardly qualified to grumble.

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