Flower says match fixing
Andhra Pradesh ~ India ~ International ~ City ~ Entertainment ~ Business ~ Sports ~ Technology ~ Health ~ Features
2010 Commonwealth Games ~ Tiger Woods ~ Katherine Hull ~ Sachin Tendulkar ~ Lord Test Match Cricket betting ~ Australian Cricket Tour to India ~ Guangdong Asian Games
Home / Sports News / 2010 / September 2010 / September 9, 2010
Flower says Pak match-fixing claims has soured England's summer of success
RSS / Print / Comments

The Telegraph

North Korea's heir apparent planned attack on eldest brother

Celebs use Twitter 'to get closer to audience, amplify professional status'

White House 'goes pink' for breast cancer awareness month

More on The Telegraph


LG Electronics Introduces Innovations at 2010 International CES

When lovemaking koalas stole Andy Roddicks thunder

IPL3 wont miss England players: Modi

More on Twitter

England and Wales Cricket Board

Pietersen could be 'major problem' for England's Ashes campaign: Buchanan

Thorpe appointed England's batting coach

Thorpe emerging as frontrunner for England batting coach role

More on England and Wales Cricket Board

Stuart Broad

England pacers can overcome testing conditions to win Ashes: Broad

ICC awards: Tendulkar named 'Player of the Year', Sehwag 'Test Player of the Year'

For the Ashes, size does matter for England

More on Stuart Broad

Sports News

Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi
The Enforcement Directorate has issued a Look Out Circular against sacked Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi at all entry points and airports in the country in connection with its probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds in the T20 cricket tournament. ANI

'Ponting can't be sacked as captain unless dropped from team'
Australia cant drop Ricky Ponting as the skipper unless he is dropped from the team, a noted cricket columnist has said. ANI

Pak Chef de mission, weightlifter still fighting over 'CWG flag-carrying controversy'
The Pakistan flag-carrying controversy refuses to die down, as the chef de mission of the Pakistan contingent in the Commonwealth Games, Muhammad Ali Shah, and top weightlifter Shuja Malik have been indulging in a blame-game over the infamous issue after returning home. ANI

Flower says Pak match-fixing claims has soured England's summer of success

England cricket team coach Andy Flower has admitted that the gloomy atmosphere generated by the Pakistan spot-fixing allegations has undermined his sides achievements.

London, Sept.9 : England cricket team coach Andy Flower has admitted that the "gloomy atmosphere" generated by the Pakistan spot-fixing allegations has undermined his side's achievements.

He has also suggested that the England and Wales Cricket Board review its scheduling policy after the second T20 game in Cardiff drew a pitifully small crowd of around 5,000.

"There's inevitably a bit of a gloomy atmosphere at the moment - and with the sullying of cricket's name and reputation, that's understandable," The Telegraph quoted Flower, as saying.

"It's a pity, because we are playing some outstanding cricket. We have won two games comfortably, and for the skills of the bowlers in particular to be overshadowed so completely is sad. It's fair to say it was the same in the Test series too. There were some great performances, like Jonathan Trott and Stuart Broad's (world record eighth-wicket) partnership and some others, but they have been overshadowed by controversy," he added.

He also said: "To have two Twenty20 games at the same venue at this stage of the season might have been an error. It's something the ECB might want to look at."

Flower admits he is content to defer to his employers' judgment should any fresh corruption allegations be made against Pakistan players during the forthcoming NatWest Series.

Flower also said that he was hoping the ECB would not have to consider trying to restrict or ban players using Twitter.

"Ideally, we'd like to allow the players to use Twitter if they so choose. I don't quite understand the attractions of Twitter myself, but if they want to do it we want to allow them to make decisions like adults. But if we are to give them that freedom they must act responsibly. If they cannot do so, we'll be forced into restricting the way they use it - and we don't want to do that," he said.


Link to this page

Suggested pages for your additional reading
AndhraNews.net on Facebook

© 2000-2017 AndhraNews.net. All Rights Reserved and are of their respective owners.
Disclaimer, Terms of Service & Privacy Policy | Contact Us