So, Marcus Trescothick’s reasons for leaving India have been revealed today. He had a virus and cited the endless amount of international cricket as reasons for his departure. I hope he makes a swift return; his importance to England cannot be underestimated.
It looks like Michael Vaughan’s knee isn’t going to get better any time soon.
I’m sounding like a commercial for a toy company or something with that headline. I’ve been awake and alive since 2.30am – much to the great amusement of my boss. Anyway, an interesting day’s play at Faisalabad which Pakistan ended well on top. I dread to think what Afridi could do tomorrow. I was doing the bulletin, which is a far harder task than anyone can give credit for, which was all going swimmingly until my close-of-play report…which was a rather limp effort. But, it’s all a learning curve and “things can only get better!” etc. Marvellous.
Ahhh, it’s been quite a few days. I’ve recovered, remarkably, from the early starts which are not nearly as bad as I thought. Nevertheless, I’m exhausted and looking forward to my first pint in well over a week at t’pub. Before I go, have a peek at this splendiferous photo: