Saturday, 3 January 2009

England (Cricket*) Brothel Opens For Business

So it appears the England team will be allowed to take part in the IPL this year. Freddy, KP and maybe Shah (and let's face it, that'll be about it for the big money) can wander off to India and earn ridiculous amounts of money for a couple of weeks work.

NWG is torn about the IPL.

On one hand it seems a good year for England's best players to be getting as much Twenty20 practice as possible, and on the other, if one of them gets injured there'll be no end to the criticism of allowing centrally contracted players to be sub-letted.

It's really the threat of injury that worries NWG. 2009 is so filled with important cricket matches/tournaments that if a player was to be injured, England would be up well and truly up the creek without even a boat, let alone a paddle.

And if there is one word, even if it's whispered very quietly, about player burnout/a packed calender/the ECB organising too many games NWG will hurl something sharp.

*Have had to add cricket to the headline because NWG has been turning up on google searches for brothels in England, which is disturbing.

4 comments:

douglas said...

Just thought I'd let you know how much I enjoy your blog. I stumbled on it while I was researching cricketing blogs as opposed to brothel blogs ( the mind boggles, or should that be bloggles )
douglas

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Thank you Douglas, how very kind. NWG will try and ensure that you keep coming back.

Jamie D said...

Hmm... if England cricket was a brothel, who would you go for? *grin*

Alastair Cook seems the most attractive of the lot to me.

Anyway... this is where the 20/20 format starts to pull players from the test arena. The quick stuff is great for the 2 1/2 year old here - he loves waving his arms to signal a six - but ultimately somewhat unsatisfying after a few hours have passed.

I'm sure there will be more cattle auctions... "What am I bid for this piece of prime South African beef?"

Oomby Dave said...

Well I think every English Player should go to the IPL and get a mountain of Injuries around Juneish ;)

Not that we need any help, just would be funny to see you guys contemplate getting WG Grace out of retirement to come back and play in the Ashes series :P