Outspoken Davis' speak out on CW XI return
For the past two years, contract disputes have raged in CWLand and kept Cricket Web XI out of international competition. In turn the team has plummeted to the bottom of all rankings, and its lofty reputation has crumbled away. Now the team prepares to end its exile and travel to New Zealand. It will be a return to competitive cricket for a nation that is suffering through a Civil War and political turmoil. The Bi-Daily Standard
caught up with Cricket Web Black fast bowler Heath Davis
for comment, and he was in typically aggressive mood.
Davis suggested that CW XI may have underrated its upcoming opponents, with a casual squad selection. "I think the selection of some of the bowling line up has been made for 'mates rates' in order to make some of the old guard look better than they truly are," he said, "It will be interesting to see if any of the current seam attack come unstuck against the might of Tim McIntosh, Daniel Flynn et al." He pinpointed the CW bowling attack as a weak area, stating that "some of these guys have been tried and failed numerous times, but they're still in there." Davis reinforced his point by targeting the captain: "Even Pickup isn't the force he once was."
Further comment on the squad selection came from Davis' father, Hamish Davis, recently appointed to the Selection Panel. "[Vice-captain] Demeza dominated the round the table selection discussions from start to finish. Kept referring to himself in the 3rd person and wanted to open the batting," said Hamish Davis, "Let's face it, everyone knows Demeza's a **** and this just reinforced my view of things." He went on to assert that Demeza's selection was politically motivated, implying his involvement with the Opposition PNSR (People's National Society for Reconstruction) party as a motivating factor. He noted, "Well, I'm not much of a fan of acronyms as you know, so that got me on the defensive from the off. I have never been unable to translate or even spell acronyms, and so I thought it very unfriendly of Demeza to spray them liberally around the selection table."
Reached for comment, Demeza's agent stated, "WTF?!"