Roar – It would be poetic justice if the T20 clash between Australia and New Zealand at the SCG tomorrow was washed out.
- Cricket Australia made two serious blunders scheduling the game in the same period as the two semis, and the final of the Big Bash League.
- For starters that meant eight key players among the four semi-finalists were denied the right to compete, and in the next couple of weeks Cricket Australia will be signing a new five-year television contract seeking a massive lift from $20 million a year to $60 million.
- There were over 50,000 at Perth last night for the first BBL semi – but three key players were missing, thanks to Cricket Australia.
- The only way to kick Cricket Australia in the pants would be a washed out opening round of its international T20 series between Australia, New Zealand, and England – and not achieve their $60 million a year target because of their own tunnel vision.
- Surely Cricket Australia, with the second T20 game for Australia next Wednesday, will release Short for Sunday’s final at either Adelaide Oval, or Etihad Stadium, depending on who wins tonight.