Nasty Boycott business does not befit hallowed Test cricket

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Nasty Boycott business does not befit hallowed Test cricket

‘Celebrating a man who was convicted for assaulting his partner sends a dangerous message’

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Rain, cricket and England. That’s just how things are here in summer. So there was nothing unholy about the trinity gathering over Lord’s last month on what was billed as the first day of the second men’s Ashes Test.

It’s at times like these that commentators earn their money. Without field placings to fuss about, strokes to salivate over, bouncers to babble on, and the drama of dropped catches, what’s going on out of the press box window – not a lot besides the groundstaff’s hard work – won’t hold an audience for long.

If the rain keeps coming, broadcasters who aren’t resourced well enough admit defeat and resort to alternative programming...

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