Fleming’s attack on Richardson ‘a joke’

Well, this is odd. Stephen Fleming was heard attacking Mark Richardson on TV yesterday (see the video here). CricketWeb now say that it was a joke:

Updated 13 March 2005, 8:40pm NZ time: Cricket Web can now confirm that Stephen Fleming’s attack on former team mate Mark Richardson was a joke. Richardson explained on New Zealand television tonight that Fleming having a go at him, in calling him an ‘idiot’ and criticising his commentary, was for “The Cricket Company”, a cricket show that Richardson co-hosts. Fleming and Richardson were seen laughing together over the shoot, after it had finished.

All rather amusing