Some people are always going to think that you're a traitor and I can live with that. I find it strange, though, that in any other job people accept that you try to improve your circumstances and get in a better position for your family but it's almost like you're not supposed to do that in sport.
Shane Bond on the reaction his his signing for the IPL
Feb 13, 2008 |
I've heard it all before, mate. I'm still working hard on the fitness. It is an issue. Getting fitter can't hurt my game.
New Zealand's Jesse Ryder responds to Adam Parore's digs
Feb 11, 2008 |
Jesse Ryder's favourite shot - tequila.
A banner at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington makes a jab at New Zealand's rotund opening batsman
Feb 10, 2008 |
I felt like a fish out of water. It was all a bit foreign. I was pretty nervous after six weeks without playing so things are pretty green at the moment.
Stephen Fleming after the Twenty20 charity match in Hamilton, his first competitive game in a while
Dec 27, 2007 |
[The reasons are] not for me to reveal. It's down as 'rested', but they're not for me to reveal.
New Zealand coach John Bracewell claimed to have inside knowledge on why Adam Gilchrist was rested for the final match of the Chappell-Hadlee series. He later apologised for the same comment.
Dec 22, 2007 |
At least I will be the only captain who won't have to worry about his hair melting.
Australia's captain, Allan Border, takes aim at his follicly-enhanced opposite numbers, Graham Gooch and Martin Crowe, ahead of the Australian Beach Cricket Tri-Series in Brisbane
Oct 20, 2007 |
He sulked when he lost; shouted when he was angry. Instead of lifting the dressing room in trying times, he became the chief mourner; the source of negativity.
George Dobell in the Birmingham Post with a scathing account of Mark Greatbatch's time as Warwickshire coach
Sep 19, 2007 |
Doing a few raids on gang houses wasn't particularly nice and mortuary stuff wasn't great. There were a few dead bodies along the line. It puts everthing into perspective. If you get hit for four, you get hit for four.
Shane Bond recounts his career as a cop
Mar 5, 2007 |
If it means cutting the finger off, if that's the worst-case scenario, if that's the last resort, I'll do that, there's no way I'm missing this.
Jacob Oram, who is nursing a broken finger, is willing to go to scary lengths to play the World Cup
Mar 1, 2007 |
We hope the white ball is clearer to see.
Stephen Fleming hopes for better fortunes in the one-dayers for his side, especially against Lasith Malinga, whose round-arm action with the red ball continues to baffle them
Dec 20, 2006 |
If this bloke's a Test match bowler than my backside is a fire engine.
David Lloyd confesses what he said the first time he saw Nathan Astle bowl
Oct 26, 2006 |
We're in a lucky position where our board considers breaks to be very important. Other boards look at breaks as an opportunity to make money.
Stephen Fleming sends out a message to those running cricket world over
Sep 26, 2006 |
I have got six months of no income coming up, with two kids and a family to feed. I can't sit here and look that far ahead to the domestic season. I have to travel down a road that is going to be new to me.
Craig McMillan, who was passed up for a central contract by New Zealand cricket, plans to dust off his CV and look for a job in the off season.
Jul 7, 2006 |
Daryl Harper - hopeless, Billy Bowden - a showpony,. Steve Bucknor - past his sell-by date.
Former England captain turned pundit Bob Willis slams the ICC's elite umpires
Nov 30, 2005 |
It would have been a very tough decision to make. If I was the fielding side and didn't get that one I would have been devastated.
Michael Kasprowicz sympathises with Billy Bowden's desperately difficult judgment to end the second Test
Aug 9, 2005 |
Everybody says John Wright did a good job, but what exactly did he do? He could not rectify Sourav Ganguly's short-pitched delivery problem for five years.
Ashok Malhotra, the former India Test batsman, disappointed after not being considered for the coaching position
May 18, 2005 |
Chris Cairns's mother is probably a very good cricketer.
Brett Lee comments on Chris Cairns's statement about how even his mother could lead this great Australian side
May 4, 2005 |
If those guys deserve to keep playing then I'll go 'Hee'.
Former New Zealand wicketkeeper turned commentator Ian Smith questions some selection choices
Mar 1, 2005 |
I'm certainly not able to function 100%, because I sleep too much.
Stephen Fleming introspects
Dec 25, 2004 |
Put it this way, 9994 runs, if you stick a decimal point in the middle of those figures it's the same as Sir Don Bradman's Test average.
Mark Richardson puts things in perspective after missing out on 10,000 first-class runs
Dec 18, 2004 |
I've made a couple of comments before about that joker and he's not the type of person you should take seriously.
Kevin Mitchell, the Gabba curator, has a go at John Bracewell and his conspiracy theories
Dec 15, 2004 |
I have a Test bowling average that is better than Sir Richard Hadlee's, and a 50-50 record in the end-of-series running race.
Mark Richardson lists his achievements after announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket
Dec 13, 2004 |
I don't think I will ever live it down if I come second.
Darren Lehmann speaks before his foot race with Mark Richardson ... which Richardson won
Dec 5, 2004 |
The greatest blessing is that there is no third Test against New Zealand, preventing further ridicule and plummeting ticket sales.
The plain-speaking Aussie journalist Malcolm Conn on the one-sided New Zealand series
Dec 4, 2004 |
The South Africans really struggled to understand the principle of the whole thing. They're very competitive and they took it a bit seriously . . . because I lost, it goes down in the record book as an unofficial dead heat.
Mark Richardson recalls his only defeat at the end-of-tour race against Neil McKenzie
Nov 28, 2004 |
Without a massive amount of pace on this tour we've got to look at other ways to skin the cat, and there's not a lot, to be honest.
New Zealand's captain Stephen Fleming looks forward with trepidation to the first Test against Australia
Nov 17, 2004 |
I am not going to be doing victory laps with four-for against that particular New Zealand side."
Stuart MacGill spells out exactly how much regard he has for the New Zealand squad currently in Australia
Nov 16, 2004 |
Thank God for the thriving DVD piracy trade on the subcontinent is about all I can say.
New Zealand's Mark Richardson is less than complimentary about life in Bangladesh
Nov 13, 2004 |
The reality of history suggests that John Howard has about as much chance of becoming the Test captain as the Kiwis have of beating Australia.
Journalist Malcolm Conn starts the Kiwi baiting
Nov 8, 2004 |
If somebody still harboured hopes, Billy Bowden - who should be in a circus and not the Elite umpires' panel - ended that with an executioner's job on Virender Sehwag.
Sourav Ganguly might have forgiven Billy Bowden for a shocking decision, but Lokendra Pratap Sahi of Calcutta's Telegraph wasn't about to
Oct 9, 2004 |
We are not vigilantes, we are not holding people to ransom.
New Zealand's Chris Cairns on the "cash-for-autographs" affair. Some New Zealanders have been accused of charging fans for signatures
Sep 17, 2004 |
The United States beat Zimbabwe chasing 270 in 48 overs. That will shake our guys out of any complacency I can assure you - and, if it doesn't, it bloody well should.
John Bracewell hits out after New Zealand lost their warm-up match against Sri Lanka
Sep 9, 2004 |
We don't want to raise the level of expectation too high. While you are riding the board you don't want to come crashing off and end up chewing sand.
John Bracewell's reaction when told that New Zealand had won 13 of their last 15 one-dayers
Aug 30, 2004 |
I came over here to play cricket and to get a chance of looking round Europe."
James Franklin reveals his original off-season plans in England before being called up to the New Zealand Test and one-day teams
Jun 28, 2004 |
I just want some quiet time, sit up there especially with Flem [Stephen Fleming] and Nathan [Astle], have a couple of drinks and just talk garbage.
Chris Cairns reveals his plans for the evening after playing his final Test
Jun 14, 2004 |
We found Rob Nicol, the Auckland batsman, on the terraces this afternoon, luckily before he went to the bar.
John Bracewell after New Zealand's desperate search for substitute fielders in the second Test against England at Headingley
Jun 7, 2004 |
Sometimes I wish I was Adam Gilchrist."
Mark Richardson makes a candid confession after his six-hour 93 on the first day of the Lord's Test
May 19, 2004 |
Fleming likes to try to portray this image of a mentally tough sort of guy, that's fine ... but he's tried it in the past against our guys and come off second best.
Mark Boucher ups the ante in the war of words with New Zealand
Mar 3, 2004 |
It probably dates back to the '60s and '70s when we scored about one win a decade and then spent the next decade celebrating it.
John Bracewell, the New Zealand coach, talks about their lack of consistency
Jan 8, 2004 |
In India, we don't play in gardens like they do in New Zealand. I can't wait to get my hands on the ball and have a go at the Kiwis. They will struggle here.
Harbhajan Singh has revenge on his mind as he looks ahead to New Zealand's tour of India
Aug 3, 2003 |