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February 21, 2008, 11:05 am
Filed under: Cricket, Misdirection

Hairweave boy, and all round rubbish batsman Ricky Ponting seems a tad unhappy at his price at auction..

“I thought I might have been able to attract a little bit more than that,” Ponting said. “The fact I haven’t made a lot of runs over the last couple of weeks probably hasn’t helped much. But realistically we as Australian players probably won’t be able to take part in the first couple of years of the event anyway.”

Well at least he’s not Ashwell Prince..

He also has a jokey dig at predator..

I am not a monkey, I am a killing machine!

“I’ll have a bit of a laugh and joke with everybody today,” he said. “I’ve already sent Symmo a few messages saying that any time I go out with him from now on it’s his shout, which is not always the case with Symmo either, he’s pretty much the first one to dodge a shout whenever he can.”

Just prior to that, he had a more serious dig at the killing machine., regarding his stance on the Pakistan tour.

“The rest of us, we’ve all got our concerns,” Ponting said. “Cricket Australia have obviously got their concerns as well or we wouldn’t be here talking about it now. Some of the players have got some concerns and Andrew has been a bit more public with his.

“It would actually be some sort of breach of a Cricket Australia contract, I would imagine. I think that’s how it is set out at the moment, that you are to make yourself available for any international games that are scheduled to be played. I think that’s how the Cricket Australia contract reads now. Whether it’s unfair or not, we’ve all signed off on it.”

Rick seems a little bitter about something..

I imagine if I had an almost identical DNA to the Tasmanian Devil, I’d be a little unhappy too.

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That’s my Andrew leading the revolution.

Well you know… we all wanna change the world…

Comment by Miss Field

Indeed, why do you think I started a republic?

Vive La Republique!

Comment by republiquecricket

Rock on!

Do you think we should go to Pakistan?

Comment by Miss Field

Of course…

There’s never been a security risk to any other cricket team that has visited, so why would there be for Australia.


Comment by republiquecricket

If they were pansies they’d play soccer.

I dunno, in light of recent events I wouldn’t want to go there. Taking into account the perceived risks and having a family, would you go?

Comment by Miss Field

The recent events, have been happening for ever and a day, in Pakistan

As far as I can tell, no cricketer has ever been injured visiting Pakistan, and that’s highly unlikely to change..

And yes, I would go, as I don’t think the risk is anywhere great enough.

Comment by republiquecricket

I know it’s been happening for years.

You know those could be prophetic words you’ve just spoken. Typed.

Comment by Miss Field

Out of interest, would you go to Kashmir?

Comment by Miss Field

I’ll cross that bridge when it comes..

It all seems a little fishy, what with the IPL starting at the same time.

And CA have now postponed the test tour with Bangladesh, because it clashes with the Olympics in Beijing?

What the fuck has that got to do with anything?

Comment by republiquecricket


With a local guide, I would.

Kashmir, is supposed to be one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world.

Comment by republiquecricket

Yes yes I know that as well, that was why I asked.

It’s ALL about the Yanks. I know they rescheduled all swimming finals because so they’d be broadcast at primetime in the States.

As for cricket, I don’t understand most things the ICC do.

Comment by Miss Field

How have the yanks, determined that bangladesh don’t play tests in Australia, because the Olympics is on?

Very queer..

Comment by republiquecricket

It’ll have something to do with them, these things always do.

Like, some American company own the broadcast rights to the Olympics in Bangladesh and the cricket tour and don’t want to show one and not the other, etc.

I’m speculating, but it’s got to be something like that.

Comment by Miss Field

The decision to delay this year’s scheduled Tests due to the Beijing Olympics was taken to ensure that the series received its due recognition from the media and cricketing public. We believe the opportunity to play the Test series in mid-2010 will attract higher television audiences and a high level of interest in Australia and Bangladesh

Comment by republiquecricket

according to Micheal Brown, CA’s general manager

Comment by republiquecricket

Well it had something to do with broadcasting, can I have one point?

Comment by Miss Field

Ponting has every reason to be miffed. According to the ICC rankings he is the best batsmen?

However, I think his low price was due to the fact that the franchisee’s were unsure of the bidding process.

Witness the fact that most franchisees have exceeded the 5 million cap and also one franchisee, Jaipur, has been fined for not spending their 5 million cap.

Comment by Ottayan

I think his form recently, against India was also detrimental to his value..

Miss-Field, Yes you can.

One point, in your bank.

Comment by republiquecricket

Also, most of the franchisees being idle rich seemed to have little clue who is a good player and who is not. And the all-gets-done-in-one-day auction format was a real riot, particularly since they are supposedly locked in to those prices for the next three years! It’s not just Ponting – Shane Warne, Glen McGrath, just to name a could – they’re all worth 1/3 of Andrew Symonds. Bet that makes them feel wanted. Brave New World.

Comment by skchai


Very good points..

I understand the auction process, and it can drive people a little crazy..

Look at Bangalore, they’ve got Dravid, Kallis, Chanderpaul & Jaffer. Blimey O’Reilly, never have you seen four bigger grinders! Not really what I’d want for 20/20..

Comment by republiquecricket

Was Punter’s fate decided before the auction, between the franchises? A slap for Sydney – but then, how did Symonds go so high? Saleability+(game), the same reason Lee did. And M Hussey didn’t.

Comment by Naked Cricket

It seems all-rounders were the big buys..
Even if they’re bits and pieces.

The ability to bowl or keep wicket, as well as bat aggressively, seems to be what appealed.

that and proper fast bowlers.

World class batsmen, not so much

Comment by republiquecricket

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