It's for the effect on the English season, not playing against England, so I don't see how Shoaib can qualify. The only exceptions they make to that are for really stunning stuff like Andy Flower's series in India.
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I missed the last one because I thought he'd been one before- he hadn't, he'd merely been world player of the year.
Flintoff named world's best. Kallis must have been close.
Matthew Engel quite trenchant on the ICC's expansion policy. Cricket isn't a global game, he says:
quote: What of the World Cup then? Has the continued inclusion of developing nations reached its limit?
Well, it doesn't represent proper expansion of the game. The top two counties to qualify were Ireland and Scotland which doesn't represent any kind of expansion or any kind of promise for the game. These countries are never going to beat teams consistently: they simply don't have the potential to become major cricketing powers. We're just pretending.
Tubby, you should do a "Cricketers of the Year" quiz. The requirement not to be previously named does throw up some surprising names. John Shepherd of Kent is not the first West Indian you might think of (he's in Wisden 79).
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