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Cricket Captains Cruel Comments A Set Up

Scoop Link: Cricket Captains Cruel Comments Evidently A Set Up

Stephen Fleming about to let rip in an allegedly pre-scripted fashion

A series of cruel comments from NZ cricket captain Stephen Fleming to his former team mate Mark Richardson is evidently part of an elaborate spoof that will appear on Sky TV later this week.

The one time slow scoring opening batsmen is seen being torn to shreds following an interview with Fleming that was conducted just prior to play beginning on the fourth day of the 1st test match between NZ and the West Indies.

Fleming criticises Richardson's comments earlier in the test about slow scoring and tells him he is 'crap' as a commentator.

Cricket fans on the internet have found it hard to believe that Fleming and Richardson's confrontation was a set up with many suggesting both deserve acting awards for the realistic nature of the exchange.

A cricket website has the exchange and a link to video footage of the hurtful - though allegedly hoax - attack on Richardson's credibility as a commentator here:

  • Fleming and Richardson's Amateur Dramatics
  • According to one supposedly 'in the know' internet commenter the reason the exchange was captured and posted on the internet was that it was picked up by Willow TV a website that broadcasts cricket games through the internet Willow TV had taken the feed from Sky TV earlier than Sky TV actually begins broadcasting in New Zealand and thus Willow TV was able to capture the cricketing contretemps that has lead to such confusion and consternation.


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