Legends shred ‘ridiculous’ cricket farce


Jason Holder has been strike with a a single-Take a look at suspension.Supply:Getty Photographs

West Indies captain Jason Holder has been suspended by the ICC for the closing Take a look at towards England thanks to his side’s gradual overrate — a final decision Michael Vaughan has labelled ‘bonkers’ and Shane Warne ‘ridiculous’ offered the next Take a look at completed within 3 times.

Holder has led the facet brilliantly in the final two matches, sealing an unassailable two- guide to safe the Wisden Trophy, but will not be all over to end the career in St Lucia following 7 days.

Push Affiliation Activity understands the ICC has imposed the suspension right after the Windies unsuccessful to hold up with the demanded level in the course of their 10-wicket acquire in Antigua. The truth they wrapped up victory within 3 times does not depend in mitigation — a little something Vaughan and Warne discover preposterous.

Vaughan opined a far better punishment for gradual more than charges would be a operate-penalty.


Holder has earlier been penalised in the exact same way, pressured to sit out a Take a look at towards New Zealand in December 2017 right after two overrate breaches in a 12-thirty day period time period.

There is no like-for-like substitution for Holder — reputable seam bowlers who rating unbeaten double generations, as he did in the to start with Take a look at, do not improve on trees — but Kraigg Brathwaite should really acquire the captaincy reins. With the collection received, the Windies could acquire the chance to hand his location in the facet to Jamaican tyro Oshane Thomas.

The strapping 21-yr-outdated has performed just 8 to start with-course matches, but has been with the squad for the previous two matches and has amazed assault chief Kemar Roach with his velocity.

“Oshane is a incredibly gifted cricketer, a youthful man with uncooked speed,” Roach explained to Push Affiliation Activity.

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