July 14, 2009

Ashes 2009

Shafayat gagged over glove-gate

Alex Brown

As the 12th man who braved the collective wrath of the Australian team, Bilal Shafayat presumably has quite the story to tell. Sadly, we won't be hearing it anytime soon. Speaking to Cricinfo on Tuesday, Shafayat revealed he had been instructed by the ECB to stay schtum on the glove-gate saga that so raised the ire of Ricky Ponting.

"I'm under strict orders," he said. Admittedly, much of his exchange with Ponting would be unprintable on a wholesome website such as this but, rest assured, The Buzz will not rest until the Gary Pratt of a new generation is heard.

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