The law gave him a right to clear his name, but Chris Gayle’s defamation case in Sydney couldn’t have come at a worse time for cricket. On the back of the Ben Stokes’ late night street fight and the not-yet-forgotten pay dispute, cricket is suffering a bit of a public relations nightmare at the moment. Then comes Chris Gayle’s defamation court case round the corner, like a first over barrage of sixes.
While football’s Confederations Cup and cricket’s Champions Trophy keep on copping criticism each time they come around, they do fulfil an important role. Even before Australia made a disappointing exit from this month’s midnight cricket tournament in England – beaten by the rain and some quirky selections – part-time fans of the baggy green were struggling to get fired up about the Champions Trophy. What’s that again, they asked, standing round the water cooler at the office?
This season has been dominated by Sydney FC. To force them to play off for the right to be crowned champions proves once again that the A-League finals are unnecessary. Let me start by putting all my cards on the table. I am a bit of a Sydney FC fan. I’ve gone to a couple of games over the years and, as a born and bred Sydneysider, I admit I like to see them do well. But would I cry a tear if they lost unfairly in the semi-final against Perth this Saturday? No way.
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Selecting a term
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