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    Andrew Symonds

    Still trying to work out why he has to wear zinc in an indoor stadium with the roof closed.

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    Quite honestly... why does that matter?
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    ummmm.....let me think.......because zinc generally prevents you from getting sunburnt and I consider it to be low risk in that environment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqwerty
    ummmm.....let me think.......because zinc generally prevents you from getting sunburnt and I consider it to be low risk in that environment?
    Very superstition people cricketers. The great VT Trumper had a morbid fear of seeing a priest before he went out to bat, he was sure he would be out for a duck.
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    You know it makes sense.


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    It's his distinctive trademarked look.. I used to always wear my broad brimmed hat out in the field, without it I felt naked. Symonds probably does it just out of habit and because he likes it.

    It may also reduce some of the glare from the lights? But it's similar to people who wear hats and sunnies indoors as fashion accesories. You could possibly say the same about a belt, with perfectly fitting pants..

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    I wear zinc on the cricket field all the time. Nothing about protecting me from the sun at all, I just think it looks good

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    its what hes comfortable doing and its his 'look'
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqwerty
    ummmm.....let me think.......because zinc generally prevents you from getting sunburnt and I consider it to be low risk in that environment?
    But why does it matter?
    Why can't he wear zinc if he wants to?
    Why does it have to be anything about preventing sunburn?

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    Any chance it could be used to rub on the ball, so he could keep the shiney side just the little bit more shiney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by southern man
    Any chance it could be used to rub on the ball, so he could keep the shiney side just the little bit more shiney?
    Or he just wears it because its a superstition.

    But whatever floats your boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southern man
    Any chance it could be used to rub on the ball, so he could keep the shiney side just the little bit more shiney?
    I doubt it, it's probably illegal given the hysteria over ball tampering
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    I think that's probably the point southern man was making.

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    A la Chanderpaul and the eye-stickers.
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