on hearing of the ICC decision
'I'd just heard about the decision of the ICC about the 2015 World Cup.' he said. 'I couldn't believe it. In football we know all about being self interested money grubbing and acting with lack of vision. We spend lots of time on the training ground perfecting these skills. But the ICC decision makes us look like saints. No associates? I just had to let them know how I felt.'
(In the interests of the tender minded among his readers, FB has removed some of the stronger terms from Wayne's analysis including regular comparisons to parts of female and male anatomy. He trusts the sense of Wayne's strongly held views remains.)
It is not often FB agrees with Rooney but he is on the ball here. FB has set out in previous posts his own views about the shortsightedness of the ICC's decision. He won't repeat those points except to note again that as a world governing body the organisation has a responsibility to look to the widening of the game and strengthening of its roots. He understands the Irish Cricket authorities are taking legal advice. Let's hope they are successful - but it is a scandal that they feel they have to spend money in this way instead of developing the game.
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excluded along with associates