Wednesday, 8 October 2008

All Dressed Up with No Where To Go

The only England cricket series in months (ok, a month) is looking doubtful today, as the West Indies Hight Court ruled that no player with a West Indies contract could participate in the Stanford series.

Digicel, the main sponsor of the West Indies team, felt all left out after being told they would not receive full advertising rights during this new series and the High Court agreed (curses).

This means, aside from all the dollar signs fading from the England team's eyes, there might be no series at all. Don't they know that Nighwatchgirl and all cricket fans are in serious withdrawal?

The most disturbing part of this whole saga is the focus on money and advertising. Have they all forgotten about the cricket? Is the game no longer important?

This is the trouble when billionaires start their own series. The fan is left out in the cold, and Kevin Pietersen is left with a £15 million mortgage and no new funds.

Oh the horror.


Damith S. said...

Its tough, We are in Canada for a 2020 shindig after that no cricket till april or something.
Fuck me!

We'll be testing you lot before the Ashes :)

Ps-Link me up :)

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Consider yourself linked Damith. Fingers crossed that the Sri Lanka series will be a good one, and that we can all be friends...