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    Marshall spurns NZC contract

    I'm not quite sure what's going on here. So has he pretty much given up on New Zealand? Reckon New Zealand Cricket should ask him back for all the money they've invested in him... (just kidding, but it's pretty disappointing).

    From my email inbox:

    Media Release - June 15 2007

    Marshall declines New Zealand Contract

    Hamish Marshall has declined to accept a New Zealand Cricket contract for the 2007/08 season in favour of playing county cricket in England as a local player.

    Marshall will not be eligible to play for the BLACKCAPS while he is classified as a local player in England.

    "NZC will now offer the contract to another player to be announced next week," BLACKCAPS General Manager, Lindsay Crocker said.

    "I spoke to Hamish about the decision earlier today. I believe he likely had a future with the BLACKCAPS, however I accept his reasons for pursing the certainty of a career in county cricket and wish him all the best."

    Marshall, is currently playing for Gloucestershire as an overseas player but is eligible to play in the English county competition as a local player as he holds an Irish passport.

    New Zealand Cricket Players Association executive manager, Heath Mills, said Marshall made the decision as a means to securing his financial future. "Whilst this is disappointing from a BLACKCAPS perspective the NZCPA is supportive of Hamish and recognises the courage it has taken for him to reach this decision."

    "This has been the most difficult decision of my life. I have been extremely proud to represent my country during the last six years and have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of my time in the BLACKCAPS," Marshall said.

    "I would like to thank the staff at NZC for their support of me over the years, particularly John Bracewell and the BLACKCAPS team management. They have created an excellent team environment that I have found very difficult to leave. I would also like to acknowledge the support I have had from my BLACKCAPS team mates, who it has been a pleasure to play alongside."

    "It is also important for me to acknowledge the unwavering support I have had from my family throughout my career with the BLACKCAPS and their support of the decision I have made today. I would also like to thank the many other people who I have talked to in recent weeks and who have helped me with my decision making."

    "This has not been an easy decision but I now look forward to the future and hope that I will still have opportunities to play in New Zealand before my career finishes."

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    I'm very puzzled actually, does he not want to play for the Black Caps anymore? The way he thanks his family, coaches etc indicates that he feels his playing career in New Zealand is over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    From my email inbox:

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall
    ....and hope that I will still have opportunities to play in New Zealand before my career finishes.
    I should hope not.
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    Hmm. That almost has a bit of loading about it, that sentence. Playing "in" New Zealand, for England possibly? Would this open up Marshall to be able to play for Ireland?


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    Thought it said 'for NZ' tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Hmm. That almost has a bit of loading about it, that sentence. Playing "in" New Zealand, for England possibly? Would this open up Marshall to be able to play for Ireland?
    Never picked up on that until now actually, he has an Irish passport so I wouldn't rule it out of the equation.

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    He got so many opportunities in the team... it's a shame for those who've missed out in his place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    He got so many opportunities in the team... it's a shame for those who've missed out in his place.
    Namely Matthew Sinclair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Namely Matthew Sinclair.
    Odds on Sinclair being offered Marshalls contract?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Namely Matthew Sinclair.
    Yeah, exactly. I was about to type that he'd 'done a Rudolph' but it's not a fair comparison in terms of opportunities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Odds on Sinclair being offered Marshalls contract?
    Odds on Sinclair having the balls to tell NZC to **** themselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Odds on Sinclair having the balls to tell NZC to **** themselves?
    Hahaha.



    Would love to see someone completely new get a contract tbh.

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    Except for that ****ing useless, **** for brains, talentless waste of ****ing space in what should be a talent filled middle order, professional fielding, curly haired wasterel, sputum filled, whoring what small talent he has piece of ****e.

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    Hamish can go to hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Hahaha.



    Would love to see someone completely new get a contract tbh.
    Neil Broom FTW.

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    Gareth Hopkins is a shoe in for a contract I reckon.

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