Island Cricket

Monday, October 15, 2007

The thump of humbug on willow

Martin Crowe's recent lecture at Lord's - the sixth annual Cowdrey lecture - was formally dedicated to the Spirit of Cricket. As I'm always wary when this term is invoked, I wasn't entirely shocked to find Crowe - former New Zealand captain, now a Rupert Murdoch employee - demonstrating this spirit by defaming one of contemporary cricket's great and admirable figures, Muttiah Muralitharan.

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