This is a travesty. However, it will not stop me from going down to the club, drinking some cold schooners and watching us beat the bejesus out of the Poms once again.
The only vague links to Canberra I could come up with are that Michael Bevan played for Australia in test cricket and came from Canberra, Brad Haddin (ex Comet) toured with the one day side and is in the squad, and I once played against Merv Hughes (now Australian selector) in Victoria when he was a young tearaway fast bowler with no mo but lots of hair when he was about 16.
Live coverage on, of all stations, SBS at about 1930.
Or for those stuck in front of a computer, live ball by ball scores here at Cricinfo.
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And although he won’t play, Brad Haddin’s career is here.