Hussain named England captain

Hussain named England captain

Post by Aneesh Pate » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Hussain named England captain, Fletcher is new coach
AFP - 24 June 1999

LONDON, June 24 (AFP) - Nasser Hussain will replace Alec Stewart as England
cricket captain for this summer's Test series against New Zealand, it was
announced on Thursday.

Zimbabwean Duncan Fletcher, currently coach of county side Glamorgan, was
confirmed as England's coach for the next two years, replacing David Lloyd who
resigned after the World Cup.

The appointment of the pair had been widely expected after England's humiliating
exit from the World Cup after the first round.

They will both be officially unveiled at a Lord's news conference on Friday.

Stewart's contract ended after the World Cup, having led England to a triumphant
Test series victory over South Africa last summer before losing 3-1 in the Ashes
series this winter in Australia.

The length of Hussain's appointment has not been fixed but if he makes a success
of the forthcoming series against New Zealand, which begins at Edgbaston on July
1, he is almost certain to retain the captaincy for this winter's tour to South
Africa and Zimbabwe.

 
 
 

Hussain named England captain

Post by Mike Holman » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Hussain named England captain, Fletcher is new coach
>AFP - 24 June 1999

>LONDON, June 24 (AFP) - Nasser Hussain will replace Alec Stewart as England
>cricket captain for this summer's Test series against New Zealand, it was
>announced on Thursday.

Well, as everyone knows, I think Ramps should have got the job, but I'm
not distressed at Hussain's appointment. We all know he's a good player,
and by all accounts he has a fine cricket brain.

Best of luck to him, and I'll be interested to see what influence he
has.

I think it's worth celebrating the fact that the England cricket team is
to be captained by a brown-skinned man born in Madras, though educated
from an early age in England, without there having been a murmur of
protest at "this terrible outrage". Thirty years ago, it would have been
unthinkable. I don't mean to cite this as evidence for some sort of case
that there is no racism in British society in the late 1990s, because
there clearly still is some, but it is evidence that English cricket is
a lot less racist than some of its detractors, particularly from the
sub-continent, would have you believe.

Cheers,

Mike
--
At least the World Cup's over for another four years

 
 
 

Hussain named England captain

Post by Jeremy Henderso » Sat, 26 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Well said!


Quote:

> >Hussain named England captain, Fletcher is new coach
> >AFP - 24 June 1999

> >LONDON, June 24 (AFP) - Nasser Hussain will replace Alec Stewart as
England
> >cricket captain for this summer's Test series against New Zealand, it was
> >announced on Thursday.

> Well, as everyone knows, I think Ramps should have got the job, but I'm
> not distressed at Hussain's appointment. We all know he's a good player,
> and by all accounts he has a fine cricket brain.

> Best of luck to him, and I'll be interested to see what influence he
> has.

> I think it's worth celebrating the fact that the England cricket team is
> to be captained by a brown-skinned man born in Madras, though educated
> from an early age in England, without there having been a murmur of
> protest at "this terrible outrage". Thirty years ago, it would have been
> unthinkable. I don't mean to cite this as evidence for some sort of case
> that there is no racism in British society in the late 1990s, because
> there clearly still is some, but it is evidence that English cricket is
> a lot less racist than some of its detractors, particularly from the
> sub-continent, would have you believe.

> Cheers,

> Mike
> --
> At least the World Cup's over for another four years


 
 
 

Hussain named England captain

Post by Lind » Sat, 26 Jun 1999 04:00:00

<snip>

Quote:
>Well, as everyone knows, I think Ramps should have got the job, but I'm
>not distressed at Hussain's appointment. We all know he's a good player,
>and by all accounts he has a fine cricket brain.

>Best of luck to him, and I'll be interested to see what influence he
>has.

Seconded. He's had a good run at VC and I hope the past rumours of players
finding him arrogant may be laid to rest - that will be up to him. His
comments after the Ashes 97 that English cricket must get more '***' to
compete on the world stage were largely blown out of proportion, but an
encouraging fighting spirit seems to be there. He's a fiery character and as
long as he channels it productively, it could be very good for us.

Quote:
>I think it's worth celebrating the fact that the England cricket team is
>to be captained by a brown-skinned man born in Madras, though educated
>from an early age in England, without there having been a murmur of
>protest at "this terrible outrage". Thirty years ago, it would have been
>unthinkable. I don't mean to cite this as evidence for some sort of case
>that there is no racism in British society in the late 1990s, because
>there clearly still is some, but it is evidence that English cricket is
>a lot less racist than some of its detractors, particularly from the
>sub-continent, would have you believe.

I agree, and hope he will be a prominent role model, although his background
is a fairly privileged one. I feel we badly need the young Asian community
in this country to come forward and be counted among our future players, and
although role models aren't the only factor, it may well be an inspiration.

All the best to him, and no shame attached to Stewie's departure, I hope.

Linda

 
 
 

Hussain named England captain

Post by Senthil Subramani » Sat, 26 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
> Hussain named England captain, Fletcher is new coach
> AFP - 24 June 1999
> LONDON, June 24 (AFP) - Nasser Hussain will replace Alec Stewart as England
> cricket captain for this summer's Test series against New Zealand, it was
> announced on Thursday.
> Zimbabwean Duncan Fletcher, currently coach of county side Glamorgan, was
> confirmed as England's coach for the next two years, replacing David Lloyd who
> resigned after the World Cup.
> The appointment of the pair had been widely expected after England's humiliating
> exit from the World Cup after the first round.
> They will both be officially unveiled at a Lord's news conference on Friday.
> Stewart's contract ended after the World Cup, having led England to a triumphant
> Test series victory over South Africa last summer before losing 3-1 in the Ashes
> series this winter in Australia.
> The length of Hussain's appointment has not been fixed but if he makes a success
> of the forthcoming series against New Zealand, which begins at Edgbaston on July
> 1, he is almost certain to retain the captaincy for this winter's tour to South
> Africa and Zimbabwe.

Alec was doing a splendid job. Why did the selectors went for a change...
Nothing against Nasser Hussain. All the best to him in the years to come.

I understand that Stewie's contract is  up and also remember the selectors
telling him that his job will be lightened after the world cup...

cheers
senthil

 
 
 

Hussain named England captain

Post by Chris Westo » Sat, 26 Jun 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>I think it's worth celebrating the fact that the England cricket team is
>to be captained by a brown-skinned man born in Madras, though educated
>from an early age in England, without there having been a murmur of
>protest at "this terrible outrage". Thirty years ago, it would have been
>unthinkable.

This is the only comfort I can find in the appointment.  If it
encourages other British asians to harbour England ambitions then
the national team can only benefit from that.

cheers
--
Chris Weston