Who are the cricket players under investigation?

December 5th, 2013 at 1:05 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

New Zealand boss David White knows the identity of the former players under investigation by the sport’s anti corruption unit.

However he cannot name the three players understood to be at the centre of the claims due to the ongoing nature of the International Cricket Council investigation. …

White spelled out key points from NZC’s perspective.

”Firstly no current New Zealand players are being investigated; no games played in New Zealand are being investigated; and lastly no matches under NZC’s jurisdiction are being investigated,” he said.

It is reassuring to know they are not current players. Hopefully the players out themselves to remove the suspicion from others.

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84 Responses to “Who are the cricket players under investigation?”

  1. Manolo (13,375 comments) says:

    Hopefully the players out themselves to remove the suspicion from others.

    Your missed the yeah right, DPF, to complete the Tui ad.

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  2. stephen2d (65 comments) says:

    Hm, I wonder if it is going to be similar name(s) or similar stories related to a recent trial, where one NZ cricketer recently successfully defended against allegations (or rather sued for defamation, I can’t remember) of match fixing.

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  3. Kimble (4,381 comments) says:

    Actually the Tui ad would be:

    “We lost all those Tests because we were corrupt. Yeah RIGHT!”

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  4. Tauhei Notts (1,609 comments) says:

    I think that being one of those named would be like being hit by a train.

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  5. convicted radical (64 comments) says:

    Go here and toggle between a few screens and you should be able to narrow the list down (toggle between recent T20 players and currently contracted)

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/newzealand/content/player/country.html?country=5

    and compare it to this list and some names should jump out at you….

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/newzealand/content/player/caps.html?country=5;class=3

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  6. convicted radical (64 comments) says:

    That is not very kind, Tauhei!

    ;^)

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  7. Zapper (926 comments) says:

    I don’t believe it to be Chris Cairns, as implied above, as it relates to matches in India in 2010 not under NZC jurisdiction, so obviously IPL. Cairns was not playing in 2010.

    Which NZ players, who don’t have a current contract, were playing IPL in 2010? Assuming that refers to playing contracts, this would cover:

    Shane Bond
    Scott Styris
    Jacob Oram

    I can’t find any more. Oram obviously needs to feed his family. Bond would certainly be a shock.

    Note that I am simply listing players who played IPL in 2010 who no longer play. I’m not saying these 3 are match fixers.

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  8. RRM (9,467 comments) says:

    How can you throw a game when you’re on a shit team that usually loses anyway?

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  9. stephen2d (65 comments) says:

    Wow convicted, I managed to pick up one (very high profile) name, but if it is the case, this will be huge.

    Edit: And I didn’t mean Cairns.

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  10. burt (7,820 comments) says:

    It is refreshing that All Black and Celebrity justice has been extended to Cricketers.

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  11. stephen2d (65 comments) says:

    Zapper: Vettori would fit that description of who was playing then and doesn’t play now! I hope he has nothing to do with this – whoever they are, they really have to out themselves, the shit has hit the fan already and it will splatter everyone otherwise.

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  12. gump (1,488 comments) says:

    @RRM

    “How can you throw a game when you’re on a shit team that usually loses anyway?”

    —————————-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spot-fixing

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  13. Zapper (926 comments) says:

    No he wouldn’t, Vettori still has a contract. They said the players no longer have professional contracts.

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  14. Zapper (926 comments) says:

    And in the IPL they may well have been on decent teams, and if you’re in the IPL in the first place, you’re a decent enough player (if you’re an overseas player).

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  15. stephen2d (65 comments) says:

    The Daily Mail in UK has just named Cairns, Vincent and Tuffey!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricket/article-2518446/Former-New-Zealand-cricketers-Chris-Cairns-Lou-Vincent-Daryl-Tuffey-investigated-ICC-match-fixing.html?ico=sport^headlines

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  16. publicwatchdog (2,107 comments) says:

    Gosh – corruption in New Zealand?

    Who would have thought…….

    Penny Bright

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  17. lazza (358 comments) says:

    C’mon guys. This is not good enough.

    Out yourselves pronto and stop this wild (or is it not so wild? … who knows) speculation of Whodunnit!

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  18. Zapper (926 comments) says:

    Was the ICL still going in 2010? Maybe the 2010 date is incorrect. If it was in the ICL then good on them for making some money out of that debacle.

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  19. Zapper (926 comments) says:

    Penny,

    It wasn’t in NZ, it was India. Corruption in NZ seems to be confined to stealing water and not paying rates.

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  20. Zapper (926 comments) says:

    If it’s Cairns, this will end up rather expensive for him. Modi will go for the jugular.

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  21. Billy (125 comments) says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricket/article-2518446/Former-New-Zealand-cricketers-Chris-Cairns-Lou-Vincent-Daryl-Tuffey-investigated-ICC-match-fixing.html

    Cairns, Tuffey and Vincent

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  22. dime (9,442 comments) says:

    “Oram obviously needs to feed his family. Bond would certainly be a shock.”

    LMAO Poor Oram, hes been worried about his family since he was a teenager.

    Bond – he earned 1 mill US for that stint. It would be a shame if it was him. Dime loves that dude.

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  23. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Who cares. It is a game and an incredibly boring one at that. [sorry dime ;) ]

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  24. dime (9,442 comments) says:

    Kea – why comment?

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  25. thedavincimode (6,539 comments) says:

    Who cares. It is a game and an incredibly boring one at that

    Precisely the sort of comment one might expect from a cowardly knuckle-dragging troll commie homo scumbag.

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  26. Longknives (4,464 comments) says:

    Surely not Darryl ‘I forgot how to bowl’ Tuffey?

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  27. Samuel Smith (276 comments) says:

    Oh no. At the time I thought it was just a really bad over from Tuffey. Now it all makes sense.

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  28. publicwatchdog (2,107 comments) says:

    Really ‘Zapper’?

    “Corruption in NZ seems to be confined to stealing water and not paying rates.”

    Confirms how little you appear to know about corruption in New Zealand?

    FYI – here’s an ACTION PLAN which I believe will help stop a lot of the corruption we have at central and local government level in New Zealand, and within the New Zealand judiciary?

    http://www.pennybright4mayor.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ANTI-CORRUPTION-WHITE-COLLAR-CRIME-CORPORATE-WELFARE-ACTION-PLAN-Ak-Mayoral-campaign-19-July-2013-2.pdf

    Kind regards,

    Penny Bright

    http://www.pennybright4mayor.org.nz

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  29. Zapper (926 comments) says:

    I was being facetious Penny. Of course I know there is plenty of corruption – we still have unions, Labour and Green parties, plus the occasional mishap on the right. And then there’s you.

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  30. dog_eat_dog (743 comments) says:

    Paid your water bills yet Penny?

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  31. nickb (3,659 comments) says:

    Ha. I still remember watching that over from the counter of the Four Square I was working in as a student, wondering why they had picked a guy from the Wellsford D – Social team to open the bowling in an ODI for us.

    Maybe they should look at the selectors’ bank accounts to see why they kept picking him! :)

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  32. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Kea – why comment?

    dime, what a remarkable comment to place on a blog site !

    But not surprising from a guy that watches a sport so boring the camera man zooms in on seagulls flying past, to liven things up a bit.

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  33. nickb (3,659 comments) says:

    Oh and Penny

    Please stop poisoning a thread about the game of the gods with your inane, insane rubbish

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  34. dime (9,442 comments) says:

    Cairns, Vincent & Tuffey!

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  35. nickb (3,659 comments) says:

    But not surprising from a guy that watches a sport so boring the camera man zooms in on seagulls flying past, to liven things up a bit.

    You will never, ever get it Kea. But at least we have finally verified your gender.

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  36. nickb (3,659 comments) says:

    Apprently Chris Cairns is commenting in Dunedin at the test match for Sky TV!!!!!

    A little awkward?!

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  37. nickb (3,659 comments) says:

    From NZ Herald:

    Neither the ICC nor NZC have been able to confirm the names as yet.

    Cairns is working for Sky TV as a commentator in Dunedin at the moment. Tuffey is believed to be living with is partner in Sydney while Vincent’s whereabouts is unknown at the moment.

    Sky TV spokesperson Kirsty Way said Cairns left the ground shortly after he was named.

    “This was news to Sky and we understand it was news to Chris,” she said.

    “He has elected to stop commentating on the current test match and come back to Auckland to be with his family. Sky will be talking to him over the coming days.”

    When asked to comment on the allegations by an Otago Daily Times reporter, Cairns declined to comment.

    No charges have been laid.

    The news follows the revelations in today’s Herald about the lengthy investigation concerning matches in more than one country.

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  38. stephen2d (65 comments) says:

    A bit short sighted from Sky and Cairns. Imagine, they could get all the scoops, exclusives, hell Cairns might even do the news himself! Ratings, publicity, money…

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  39. alex Masterley (1,490 comments) says:

    Vincent is somewhere up in Kaukuapapa!

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  40. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    But at least we have finally verified your gender.

    nickb, I guess you also consider a bunch of guys in skimpy shorts and tight fitting tops groping each other in a paddock sport ?

    ;)

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  41. dime (9,442 comments) says:

    Can someone go play with kea in the GD? thanks

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  42. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    dime, don’t be like that :)

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  43. dime (9,442 comments) says:

    kea – why arent you on twitter? its freakin hilarious

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  44. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    dime, I am afraid Red will be there and I get very upset if people call me names.

    Why arn’t you watching grass grow and seagulls flying around ?

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  45. Tautaioleua (282 comments) says:

    It’s making headlines all over the world. A proper embarrassment for the country. At best, the Black Caps were only ever average. If you’re going to cheat, do it properly. Cheat your way to number one.

    :-)

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  46. big bruv (13,311 comments) says:

    Imagine how testy it will be in the Sky commentary box now that Cairns has been named.

    Whilst Smith, Doull and McMillan might be difficult blokes at the best of times they are also fiercely proud of being NZ cricketers.

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  47. Yogibear (295 comments) says:

    A Milkshake addiction can be a cruel mistress.

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  48. Pete George (22,851 comments) says:

    @ONENewsBreaking

    Lou Vincent has confirmed he is cooperating with the ICC’s investigation into alleged match fixing.

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  49. Yogibear (295 comments) says:

    Big Bruv, Doull just said he was really looking forward to reading tomorrow’s papers. Guess we know how he feels about his co commentator.

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  50. Yogibear (295 comments) says:

    I still think Richardson spot fixed *that* cramp. ;-)

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  51. Akaroa (541 comments) says:

    Re-thedavincimode’s comment at 2.21: “Precisely the sort of comment one might expect from a cowardly knuckle-dragging troll commie homo scumbag”

    This in response to a comment that: “Who cares. It is a game and an incredibly boring one at that”

    Excuse me, thedavincimode, whoever you are, I’m also a person who happens to think that cricket is “an incredibly boring game”.

    The fact of the matter is that it actually is!!

    I once had a Leicestershire County Cricket season ticket that was foisted on me by a parent who wanted my Summer to be spent out of mischief at Grace Road in Leicester watching the white-clad somnabulists perambulating hither and thither to no apparent purpose that i could deduce..

    I HAD to go to every game. It must have been 1947 or 48. I saw – and was bored out my adolescent mind by it all, not least by the touring Australians who were captained by a guy called Bradman and including another bloke named Keith Miller – who was supposed to be some sort of gun cricket player.

    I actually asked ol’ Bradman for an autograph, to which he responded ‘Naaoow’ – in that engaging Aussie accent that we all know and love!! Cricket? You can keep it!!

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  52. Longknives (4,464 comments) says:

    Sweet Jesus Akaroa! You remember asking Bradman for his autograph? In his playing days??

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  53. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Longknives, That explains Akaroa’s obvious wisdom and good judgment. He clearly has too much vitality to sit about watching camera shots of seagulls flying around. [the highlights] :)

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  54. Akaroa (541 comments) says:

    Hi Longknives! Yers, I do remember asking said cricket player for his autograph at Grace Road, Leicester, in 47 or 48. Anyway it was the first Australian cricket tour of UK after the war. (You remember the War don’t you? Sure you do!!)

    And yes he was playing. All done up in white with pads and that and one of those floppy green caps they affected. In fact i asked him for his autograph as he walked out of the pavilion on his way to bat. (I think that’s probably why he refused so rudely!)

    The season-ticket holders – of which i was one, albeit reluctantly – at that time had a tent on the boundary just by where the batters came out from the pavilion or dressing rooms. Cricket aside, it was a nice ground, and one could wander round the boundary and lie under the shade of the trees. As i said, this was ’47 or ’48 – its probably all changed now.

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  55. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Akaroa, you sound like grandpa Simpson and way more interesting than watching cricket ;)

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  56. Longknives (4,464 comments) says:

    The closest I have to that is Allan Border giving me an autograph and some batting tips circa 1985! Christ doesn’t really compare..

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  57. Longknives (4,464 comments) says:

    “You remember the War don’t you? Sure you do!!”

    The Gulf War??

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  58. thedavincimode (6,539 comments) says:

    Akaroa – heh, you should have kicked him in the shins! :)

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  59. thedavincimode (6,539 comments) says:

    Longknives

    Was that about the time that Border carried that team on his back – against us (translation: Hadlee)? The Aussies weren’t so forgiving though, when he hit a patch of poor form not long after.

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  60. Longknives (4,464 comments) says:

    Davinci- That was, from memory, a pretty handy Australian team…
    Marsh, Boon, Border, Jones, Ritchie, Phillips, McDermott, Lawson, O’Donnell etc (from what I can remember)
    They would still kick the crap out of the current Aussie line-up.

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  61. Longknives (4,464 comments) says:

    I think Border got a ton in each innings at Eden Park that series?

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  62. thedavincimode (6,539 comments) says:

    I was thinking of a series in Oz. Hadlee hammered them – Brisbane test in particular?

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  63. Longknives (4,464 comments) says:

    Yeah I think that was more likely a reflection of how good Hadlee was than how poor Australia were

    Not the worst batting line-up-

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63415.html

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  64. MT_Tinman (2,993 comments) says:

    Akaroa, I don’t question you Bradman memories – an over-rated, vindictive, gutless bastard at best. Miller I’ve heard nothing but good about.

    In my day of course, thanks to Bradman mainly, Oz only ever sent the “B” team to Godzone.

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  65. Longknives (4,464 comments) says:

    Bradman “over-rated”???

    What the fuck?? The guy played 52 Test matches and averaged 99.94!!!
    How in the blue hell can the guy be “over-rated”???

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  66. thedavincimode (6,539 comments) says:

    He didn’t average 100.0?

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  67. cha (3,779 comments) says:

    Don’s sectarian troubles.

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  68. Longknives (4,464 comments) says:

    I couldn’t care less about Don’s ‘character’ and ‘personality’ issues…
    The guy averaged 99!
    *Anybody who knows absolutely anything about cricket will appreciate how freakish this is…
    Other legends like Pollock,Sobers, Tendulkar, Richards, Hobbs, Lara etc etc all averaged in the 50s-60s!

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  69. thedavincimode (6,539 comments) says:

    Other legends like Pollock,Sobers, Tendulkar, Richards, Hobbs, Lara etc etc all averaged in the 50s-60s!

    Losers.

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  70. MT_Tinman (2,993 comments) says:

    Longknives (3,420 comments) says:
    December 5th, 2013 at 5:47 pm
    Bradman “over-rated”???

    What the fuck?? The guy played 52 Test matches and averaged 99.94!!!
    How in the blue hell can the guy be “over-rated”???

    In Bradman’s day West Indies, India (including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh)l South Africa and New Zealand plus, of course the Ashes countries played test cricket.

    Perhaps you can give me the gutless bastard’s average in these counties.

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  71. MT_Tinman (2,993 comments) says:

    thedavincimode (5,734 comments) says:
    December 5th, 2013 at 7:22 pm
    Other legends like Pollock,Sobers, Tendulkar, Richards, Hobbs, Lara etc etc all averaged in the 50s-60s!

    Losers.

    No, genuine world class cricketers – unlike the gutless Ocker bastard who, incidentally, was unfit for military service during WWII but fit enough to “lead” Oz after it.

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  72. Longknives (4,464 comments) says:

    I get it Tinman- You don’t like Aussies.
    But trying to argue Bradman is overrated is like trying to argue Ali couldn’t box, or Jordan couldn’t play Basketball, or Carl Lewis was crap at athletics…
    You just come across as small minded and ignorant.

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  73. ciiww (1 comment) says:

    Very nice blog, In New Zealand before selection of players they apply investigation to check New Zealand players background it is most useful and necessary to remove match fixing and fraud from the game.
    thanks

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  74. MT_Tinman (2,993 comments) says:

    Wrong Longknives, in both arguments.

    I’m a big fan of Ockers – except of course the gutless bastard Bradman – to the point where I even admire Clarke and happily watch the Ch 9 coverage.

    Ali couldn’t punch, Jordan was selfish (and a very average baseball player) and Lewis was a drug cheat. What’s your point?

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  75. Longknives (4,464 comments) says:

    “Ali couldn’t punch, Jordan was selfish (and a very average baseball player) and Lewis was a drug cheat.”

    Sheesh- You’re a real ‘up’ kinda guy aren’t you?

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  76. MT_Tinman (2,993 comments) says:

    Ali, Jordan, Lewis?

    You forgot Federer, Nicholas, Warne, Redgrave, Coutts.

    Are you racist as well?

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  77. Longknives (4,464 comments) says:

    Are you drunk?

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  78. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Now now boys. How can anyone argue about such a dreary tedious undertaking as cricket, even on KB.

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  79. Random Punter (65 comments) says:

    Thirty years ago I sat between Bradman and the current Miss Australia at a formal dinner in Adelaide. I couldn’t get him to talk about cricket, so I devoted my time more fruitfully to Miss Australia.

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  80. big bruv (13,311 comments) says:

    Whilst not quite going as far as Tinman in questioning Bradman’s ability there is little doubt that he was an evil little bigot who always had to come down on the right side of history.
    Bradman made sure that a great English captain in Jardine was pilloried for the rest of his life for having the temerity to devise tactics (totally legal tactics) that curbed Bradman’s ability to score runs.

    Bradman was also a well known religious bigot, now, far be if from me to ever stick the boot into somebody for having a crack at the Catholic church but when it comes to sport ones religious beliefs, or dislike of religion should be left on the sideline.

    The Ocker sporting media have refused to ever tell the true story of Bradman, they have stuck their collective heads in the sand and refused to expose the man for what he was. One of the great sporting myths is that the entire Ocker nation came to a halt when Bradman was dismissed for a duck in his last test innings, what is little known is that two of his team mates (the great Keith Miller and former team mate Bill “Tiger” O’Reilly) were rolling about the floor laughing with joy when Bradman was bowled by Eric Hollies.
    In some ways I can understand why the Ocker media ran scared of exposing Bradman, telling the truth about a legend would not win you many friends at all. It would be like a Kiwi sporting journo telling the truth about Colin Meads by saying that Meads was nothing more than a thug and that McCaw cheated in every game that he played, whilst that is indeed true it would not be a great career move.

    Many Ocker captains battled with Bradman when he (Bradman) took up a position as a member of the Australian Cricket board at the end of his playing days. Nearly all of them found the man to be difficult to deal with and envious of the money available to players who came after him. Certain Ocker captains found Bradman’s stance re money to be hypocritical given that Bradman was never short of a dollar during or after the end of his playing days.

    Having said all that what cannot be denied is that he was a freak, even men who did not like Bradman (Miller and O”Reilly being just two of many) have always included Bradman in their “dream teams”, it would also be unfair of me to say that Bradman always said that any team he selected would have Miller and O’Reilly in it as well.

    In short, Bradman was a great player, probably the greatest of all time. As a man?…..well that is very much open to debate.

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  81. Longknives (4,464 comments) says:

    I repeat- Bradman averaged 99.94!
    He could have been Adolf freaking Hitler for all I care- To do that over fifty test matches if absolutely phenomenal..
    *Speaking as someone who knows how damn hard it is to keep an average even in the mid-30s in club cricket!

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  82. big bruv (13,311 comments) says:

    ” it would also be unfair of me NOT to say that Bradman always said that any team he selected would have Miller and O’Reilly in it as well.”

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  83. flipper (3,563 comments) says:

    There is no doubt that Bradman was a unique talent.
    But he was human.
    The great batsman was 0 not out overnight at the Sydney Cricket Ground in a game against the 1949 NZ team. (Cannot recall whether it was going to or returning from, UK.)

    The great New Zealand fast bowler, Jack Cowie, was my boss. and we had occasion to drive form Wellington to Napier on business.

    Jack related how the crowds lined up early to get the best seats to “watch Bradman bat all day”. Well, that was the plan. Only problem was that before the first few hundred could be admitted, Cowie nicked Bradman out for a duck :-) …. the only time, I think, that Bradman ever played against NZ. Oh…those crowds waiting to get in, disappeared like a puff of smoke.

    ******

    To the match fixing…..

    Sadly gambling (on horses in particular) is endemic among cricketers, It is an occupational hazard born from hours of sitting around while others bat, or waiting for the weather to allow play.
    Personally I doubt the allegations against Cairns. The others, I do not know.

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  84. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Surely there can’t be much money to be made betting on NZ to lose? Wouldn’t it be better to bribe the other team to take a dive and collect on a surprise win….

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