David Graveney, secretary of the Professional Cricketer's Association, is set
to quit his role as an England selector over the Devon Malcolm affair, because
of a conflict of interests.
Graveney said," If I am not careful I will be put in an impossible position.
I want to stand up to be counted as someone who represents the players."
Tim Curtis, chairman of the PCA, said,"We have always accepted that there
can't be a free-for-all, but it seems unfair that the players are not allowed
to say anything when the people looking after them are."
Devon Malcolm is in trouble with the powers-that-be over a series of articles
in the Daily Express in which he strikes back at what he sees as Ray
Illingworth's public *** of him as an England bowler. Under current
rules, Illingworth is free to say anything he likes to the Press about England
players, but the players are not allowed to defend themselves in similar