Morne..No..Ntini.. what????

Posted on/at 12:57 PM by The Cricket Corollary


Apparently, we got it all wrong. Earlier it was announced that Robert Petersen got chosen over Morne Morkel for the Champions Trophy. It was all a lie! A source informed us that there are some enraged Proteas players out there. They want to get rid of the head of cricket selectors, Mike Procter. -Off with his head!

Procter is to be blamed for removing Morne after the selection panel had earlier agreed on his inclusion. Morkel has been replaced by Makhaya Ntini for the series, not Petersen as previously announced. Ntini appeared to be on his way out of the ODI side in 2008 and it was thought he would have to make way for someone else in the build-up to the 2011 World Cup. Procter admitted that the group had been altered, but said there was “nothing sinister” about the decision. -Ja, right!

What happens on the selection panel is confidential and should not be made public,..since I took over (as selection convener) in December, Morné has not been consistent, even though the same can be said of Makhaya.

The saddest part is that the decision will cost Morkel at least R350 000 after he turned down two good offers to play county cricket at the insistence of Cricket South Africa.


Procter said that Morkel “would still be part of the Proteas’ long-term plans”. -Why don't I believe you?

18 comments:

Purna said...

I hate it when this happens. Why do they mislead the players? I mean, this is their livelihood as well. And if he is talking about how Ntini has been consistent at not taking wickets then he is right.

I hate selectors.

The Cricket Corollary said...

This is aweful. I am glad some Protea players want to get rid of Procter. Poor Morras.

Bella

Purna said...

SA IS NUMBER ONE!! YES YES YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!

Stani Army said...

They have hired the Pakistan selection panel...must have....or used their blueprint.

Picture: Morne Morkel is asked to describe Graham Smith.

The Cricket Corollary said...

Whoop whoop!

Missy4AB said...

Noooooo! Please stay Morras!

Congratulations to SA!

vijayanand said...

Andrew Flintoff considered to be one among the best all rounder of all times has reiterated his earlier stand on retirement decision. With Australia dominating the fifth Ashes Test which will be a deciding game, there were rumors that Flint off may reconsider his decision.
Flintoff had earlier made up his mind to retire from Test cricket after the current Ashes series, citing the frequent injuries as the reason is firm in his stand. He however did not rule out the possibility of playing four day cricket at national level as a part of Lancashire team. However the eminent all rounder will be continuing playing cricket as far as fifty over game and twenty-twenty version are concerned. Flintoff is a part of IPL Chennai Super Kings team.

The Cricket Corollary said...

Great news about Freddy. He's not lost after all. I am more of a Kent guy than Lancashire.

Congratulations to England, well done guys. A special congrats to Strauss. -Just appreciating all Saffers who pisses Punter off :)

Brandon

The Cricket Corollary said...

Strauss rocks! We love you now more than ever. Thanks for making SA #1! (See we could never count on Pietersen.)

Bella

vijayanand said...

Shane Warne – The best bowler Australia has ever produced has opened up his mind to the media. He exposed his discontent regarding umpires. According to the ace spinner barring a few exceptions like Simon Tauter and ASAP Rauf other umpires went awry in terms of performance .Expressing disappointment that the standard of umpiring has deteriorated to the worst extent in the past twenty years of time he opined that though umpiring was a hard job, the performances of the umpires in the Ashes series had been consistently so ordinary. As far as Warne is concerned umpire Billy Bowden whom he expected to deliver correct judgments was also not consistent in performing his duty.
The spinner repents that there are too many instances of such bad judgments, which is increasingly becoming a cause of concern. He directly made a mention of names of umpires Daryl Harper and Billy Bowden, accusing them to be adamant in not confessing their wrong judgments. He also tried to strengthen his claim by mentioning that several players were not having a good opinion about those umpires in their minds. Warne insisted that the umpires should maintain a friendly attitude towards the players by shedding their high-handed attitude Warne also expressed his view repetitively that fifty over match should be withdrawn once for all as if such a change is brought about it would enable the players to spend more time with their families and relieve them from exhaustion.

fordaluvofMorne said...

Hey Bon...

I have been out of civilization... I come back and MY BABY gets dumped!!! WTF??

This is ridiculous... i got pay TV just to see Morne play!!!

Why can't they at least make him the water boy???

The Cricket Corollary said...

I know, right? He's not even going to be in the Champions League either.

Brandon

fordaluvofMorne said...

I know bloody devastating... I'm going to facebook him (yes desperate i know) :-)

I hope SA win the champion's trophy... I'm sick of the chokers tag! Going to any games Bon?

On the plus side... Ricky Ponting maybe thinking about giving up captaincy after he became the first captain in like 119 yrs to loose Ashes twice... HOORAY... but i doubt he would...

The Cricket Corollary said...

Yes! All the Wanderers games, and the first SA vs SL at Centurion.

Morras lover, you should start an official fan-site devoted to the love of your life. I've heard that he has a lot of fans, if you make it, people will come.

Brandon

fordaluvofMorne said...

I would love to create a site dedicated to Mr Morne... but I'm so incredibly technically challenged.

I wish he would start his own site... like Mark Boucher and AB.
I mean he must have plenty of time on his hands now...

Im so jealous... I wish i was going to the games...

SA vs Lanka should be good... I'm so torn now that Morne isn't playing... who to support?

The Cricket Corollary said...

Okay, how about you make a page on FB 'help us convince Morne Morkel to start his own website' then all the members should send him messages on his FB page letting him know how much you admire his cricketing skills (best keep the lovy-dovy stuff out)

Brandon

fordaluvofMorne said...

Good thinking Brandon... I will consider that :)

Meanwhile I've just read ur Questions to Mark Boucher... funny stuff!

I asked him about the Morne dumping... nothing yet...


I miss SA playing cricket... off season sucks!

Cricket chick said...

Morne playing is worth an extra couple of thousand just to perve at him. Procter needs his head read.