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January 31, 2007

Fletcher to coach England in cup

According to the SMH:

DAVID Morgan, chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, has given a categorical assurance that Duncan Fletcher will coach England in the World Cup despite the depression hanging over the team in Australia.
Although John Carr, the ECB's director of cricket, will arrive in Australia this week to conduct an "audit" of the disastrous Ashes tour, only a shock Fletcher resignation would prevent him leading England in the Caribbean.

This would be the same Fletcher that was earlier commenting on the performance of the English team:

England coach Duncan Fletcher has apologised for his team's dismal nine-wicket loss to Australia in Adelaide on Friday.
Australia romped to victory with more than 25 overs to spare after England collapsed for just 110 in their tri-series one-day international. Fletcher has defended his team throughout their disastrous tour of Australia but could deliver only apologies for the defeat.
"We have to offer an apology, we just didn't play any good cricket," Fletcher told the BBC.
"The boys are very disappointed. We have to make sure we keep them going - there's still a lot of purpose there."
England captain Andrew Flintoff was at a loss to explain his team's continued failure. England have lost all nine matches against Australia on the tour and Friday's defeat came just three days after New Zealand hammered them by 90 runs.

I think that England has a clean sweep - they appear to have lost every single game this time. Maybe we need to organize a schoolboys team.... Hmmmmm. Maybe we had better make that a primary school team....

Posted by Ozguru at January 31, 2007 07:00 AM


Or one colleague suggested: school team where all players are 12 or younger with instant disqualification if they actually know which end of the bat to hold. They would probably still beat the English team.

Posted by: Ozguru [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 31, 2007 01:54 PM