View Full Version : Shane Bond: I'm Not leaving New Zealand Cricket

June 21, 2007, 11:33 PM
Shane Bond has denied he is one of two Black Caps set to leave New Zealand for lucrative Indian Cricket League contracts.

Reports out of Melbourne suggest former Australian player Dean Jones has been busy grabbing the signatures of some of the world's best for the new multi-million dollar competition, and that includes two highly ranked New Zealanders.

Shane Bond says he isn't one of them and knows nothing about it.
Jones heads to America this week to finalise other contracts, but sources close to the Australian great say he has definitely secured a couple of Kiwis.

The Indian Cricket League will be run as a Twenty20 format with six private teams coached by former Indian Internationals and is in direct competition to Indian cricket's controlling body.

BCCI about to make enemies really fast I'm sure that bum Dean Jones talked to Bond and tried his best to convince him to retire from international cricket. Players like McCullum, Vettori, Patel of that caliber are going to quit international cricket for the BCCI's money to play in a 20/20 league

June 21, 2007, 11:48 PM
No they wont. why would they give up international cricket for some cricket league that is only 20 20. Why give up the chance to play test cricket the best cricket there is.

June 22, 2007, 01:38 AM
I have an incredibly high opinion of Vettori for some reason that even I haven't figured out yet. Will be very disappointed in him if he is one of those who quit the real game for the ICL.

One World
June 22, 2007, 01:41 AM
And reminds me SohelNR's verdict:

ICC like UN and BCCI like USA

June 22, 2007, 10:57 AM
bcci is goioing to make big enemies soon. and anyways y would someone want to quit playing test matches for sum next indian 20 20 league?

June 22, 2007, 01:01 PM
he has a lot to offer for new zealand cricket.