Cricket: A Bad Week for Australia

19/06/2013 no comments »
Cricket: A Bad Week for Australia

The two main stories within the cricket world this week are both involving Australia – and both in some form of negativity.

Firstly their Champion’s trophy match against New Zealand was abandoned due to the heavy rain which brought a conclusion to the game. The Aussie’s were in poll position having made 243-8, highlighted by Adam Voges who hit 71 as well as George Bailey who also reached a half century as he struck 55. As for New Zealand, their score was at 51-2 after 15 overs. It was at this point with just 5 more overs required that the rain interfered and caused the game to be abandoned. The result means that both sides will share a point – which effectively now leaves the Australians all but out the competition depending on Sri Lanka’s results against both England.

However the major headline dominating the cricket world this week is regarding the Australian player David Warner. Warner was dropped for the clash against New Zealand however; it was the reason why which has shook the Cricket world. The batsman is under investigation of an alleged “unprovoked attack” on England’s Joe Root. The claim suggests the attack was in a bar just hours after England’s victory over Australia on Saturday.

The ECB have said that Warner has apologized for the attack before adding that after full investigation the England player in question (Joe Root) was under no circumstances responsible for the attack. As well as giving an apology Warner admitted to behaving inappropriately and also personally apologized to Root – who is believed to have accepted his apology.

However, the current England captain Alastair Cook has said he is “disappointed” about the whole situation and attack. Whilst on the other hand former England captain David Vaughn believes that Warner’s behaviour will have tarnished the whole Australian set up.

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