The England and Wales Cricket Board have confirmed there will not be a domestic 50-over competition from next season onwards.
As if the above statement isn’t seriously fucked up, here’s what the ECB has to say about the axing of the 50-over competition…
The ECB do not believe this will necessarily weaken England’s international chances in the 50-over one-day format, pointing to the fact that South Africa do not have a domestic competition of that length yet are ranked number one in the world internationally in that format.
This is even messed up!
South Africa were always quite good at ODIs and so, with some serious people at the helm in the form of Mickey Arthur and Graeme Smith, they’ve become extra good!
However, England has always been shit in ODI cricket.
Actually, they’ve been shit ever since they lost in the World Cup 1992 final to rank-underdogs, Pakistan.
Therefore, the ECB decide that their team is as good as SA and decide to axe their domestic 50 over competition.
It’s like not giving a guy the relevant injection even though he has rabies, saying that he’s really healthy and so he doesn’t need a rabies injection!
Wow! Now we can see where England’s priorities lie, and so, a small word of advice to all you Englishmen…if you really do like limited overs cricket, then switch allegiance to some team other than England because they’re going to become even more shit than they actually are!
And, pray, can anyone tell me what’s the use in salvaging Sunday League cricket (40-over)?
BTW, England are 59/2 in 20 overs against Ireland…man, they sure are skinning the Irish! :O