“But he’s not here with us anymore.
Bruce Gordon's WIN Corporation knocked back a request to tip in about $5 million a year to help pump-up Ten Network's offer to Cricket Australia, in a move that suggests tension remains between the Bermuda-based billionaire and Ten's new owner.
India is the only major Test nation yet to play in a pink-ball Test.
The BBL season will include 16 more games this summer, but not everyone is happy.
More than that, these guys get well over a million bucks a year just to play, plus potentially a third of that again in bonuses.
Mickey Arthur had tried to institute *cough* cultural change, but the urgent need was to start winning.
Cricket Australia has no plans to tinker with the Big Bash League and adopt England's radical counter to the Twenty20 format at a time when players have expressed concerns about the "number of challenges" facing the sport's short-form formats.
All the headlines and focus will be on 100-ball innings and wildcard overs, but actually the new tournament will stand or fall by whether or not it attracts the best players and coaches.
English domestic cricket is set to get yet another format after the England and Wales Cricket Board announced plans for an eight-team, 100-ball competition in the pursuit of younger, family oriented audiences.