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Graeme Swann: Who He?

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You can forgive the ICC for originally overlooking Graeme Swann as they put together the long list for Cricketer of the Year.

He’s an understated character with little to say for himself, either in interviews or any form of social media. He never hits the headlines away from cricket and has never found himself embroiled in any misadventures involving a cat. His recent form has been poor: he didn’t just achieve his best bowling figures and he is nowhere near any wicket milestones. He wasn’t a vital part of the last side to win an ICC limited overs tournament.

Maybe the selection panel had to be somewhere and were in a hurry. Maybe it was all an elaborate prank. Maybe the entire selection process is flawed. It did after all create the most pointless long list ever by nominating every possible candidate for Best Umpire.

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Written by harrisharrison

August 19, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Posted in Cricket

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  1. Did you draft this blog this morning?
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/aug/19/graeme-swann-icc

    Wutts

    August 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm

  2. Hi

    I work with the Barmy Army and follow your blog. This seems to be a topic of mixed opinion, seen a few blogs who are not happy about Swann not appearing on the original list.

    However, if you are looking forward to the Ashes later this year then you only have 11 DAYS LEFT to win an amazing Barmy Army Experience of a lifetime at the Ashes in Australia this winter!!! Click here to enter NOW!!!! http://tiny.cc/ev7om

    Hayley

    August 20, 2010 at 9:54 am

  3. It is obvious that Swann was originally excluded because he bowls off-spin with a straight arm and an historically legitimate action.
    (Hayley like the orginal article this comment has tongure firmly in cheek!)

    downatthirdman

    August 20, 2010 at 12:01 pm


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