Now or never for Footitt

Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm – Hippocrates.

This quote comes to mind when pondering the relationship between the ECB and the County Championship. The apparent double-standards in allowing certain players to play in the IPL, whilst forcing counties to rest others, in particular Stuart Broad and James Anderson, has baffled and irked many cricket observers. Continue reading “Now or never for Footitt”

The $2.1 million Gamble

Ben Stokes was sold for $2.1 million in this years IPL auction, which was an incredible sum and the most paid for an overseas player to date. Owing to his ‘X Factor’ status as one of the most exciting cricketers in the world, it didn’t come as a great surprise when the 8-team battle for his signature ended with him going to Rising Pune Supergiant’s for such a large figure. Continue reading “The $2.1 million Gamble”