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No PM’s XI next cricket season?

By 1 June 2009 21

[First filed: May 27, 2009 @ 15:06]

Cricket Australia has this day announced the schedule of international cricket games for 2009-10.

Ominously there is no mention of a PM’s XI game, or any other game here in Canberra.

No day of drinking in the sun?

UPDATE: A week later Cricket Australia have replied with a somewhat, but not entirely reassuring message:

    Thanks for your enquiry. The Prime Minister’s XI match is a tour game and all Tour Matches are yet to be confirmed. We also liaise with the Prime Minister’s Office on a suitable date for this match every season.

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21 Responses to
No PM’s XI next cricket season?
tortfeaser 3:36 pm
27 May 09
#1

Nooooooooooooo.

I blame KRUDD.

Holden Caulfield 3:41 pm
27 May 09
#2

Quick, we need a new purpose built stadium for cricket!

Thumper 3:41 pm
27 May 09
#3

WHAT!!!!

you’re kidding..

Thumper 3:43 pm
27 May 09
#4

Ah, I also note that tour matches aren’t included so I suspect that the PMs match will be treated as a tour match and not an international.

So I reckon it’ll still be on.

johnboy 3:44 pm
27 May 09
#5

It’s *normally* included in this announcement.

Nambucco Deliria 3:47 pm
27 May 09
#6

Who cares? the place is usually full of yahoos who know nothing about cricket drinking – themselves stupid and abusing foreigners why would any cricket fan miss that?

chewy14 3:50 pm
27 May 09
#7

Nambucco Deliria said :

Who cares? the place is usually full of yahoos who know nothing about cricket drinking – themselves stupid and abusing foreigners why would any cricket fan miss that?

Since when has going to the cricket had anything to do with actually watching the game?

Thumper 3:54 pm
27 May 09
#8

It’s *normally* included in this announcement

Yeah, I know. But I clutching at any straw I can find ;)

MrMagoo 3:57 pm
27 May 09
#9

CA got wind of the impending ‘masterplan’ for Manuka.

rosebud 4:42 pm
27 May 09
#10

Phoar – whose that in the photo? Caption please!

SheepGroper 10:19 pm
27 May 09
#11

If I were so small I could fit into a sheep that size, I wouldn’t advertise it.

Pommy bastard 7:46 am
28 May 09
#12

Nambucco Deliria said :

Who cares? the place is usually full of yahoos who know nothing about cricket drinking – themselves stupid and abusing foreigners why would any cricket fan miss that?

You must go to different matches than I do, I’ve always had great times at cricket matches in Canberra and in Aus in general.

One of the best natured matches I’ve been to was India vs Sri Lanka at Manuka oval, despite there being a large body of both Tamil and Sri Lankan’s in the crowd, (to say nothing 9of Indians!)

Are you sure it wasn’t soccer matches you’ve been watching?

Feathergirl 10:21 am
28 May 09
#13

When my husband worked for Lexmark he was called into the PMs XI to fix a printer at the PMs tent. Who brings a printer along to a cricket game? Anyway he had a great day “fixing the printer” (watching cricket).

It would be a shame if Krudd takes away this tradition from Canberrans.

Devil_n_Disquiz 10:38 am
28 May 09
#14

lol..I remember this character with the ‘sheep’. WHen he saw me with my NZ flag. Well..nuff said..lol

astrojax 4:12 pm
28 May 09
#15

ahh, those misty eyed days of a cricket tragic pm… but i’m with thumper – rekkun they’ll treat it differently and we’ll get a revised schedule at some soon future time with it included.

if not, storm the parliament and demand it!

peterh 5:21 pm
28 May 09
#16

chewy14 said :

Nambucco Deliria said :

Who cares? the place is usually full of yahoos who know nothing about cricket drinking – themselves stupid and abusing foreigners why would any cricket fan miss that?

Since when has going to the cricket had anything to do with actually watching the game?

yahoos who know nothing about cricket is what it is all about. Drinking yourselves stupid is a god given right at the PM’s XI… abusing foreigners, only if you don’t get caught.

Thumper 6:13 pm
28 May 09
#17

Actually, I know a hell of a lot about cricket.

I’ll be extremely disappointed if the match is cancelled.

astrojax 8:52 am
29 May 09
#18

Actually, I know a hell of a lot about cricket.

fab, now we know who to ask to explain that lbw rule some time! ; )

Thumper 8:58 am
29 May 09
#19

Simple ;)

Thumper 6:41 pm
01 Jun 09
#20

Don’t ask me about lbw at the match becasue I’ll be ratted ;)

astrojax 8:03 pm
01 Jun 09
#21

if there is a match… but this new press looks better.

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