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    Obscure non-cricket reasons resulting in players not able to play the match

    As flibberty suggested, starting a thread to list incidents of players sitting out of test matches due to obscure non-cricket reasons..

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    And we have got one of the best to start with. Watson and Pattinson sitting out for not doing homework.

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    Didn't Hodge miss a T20I with a strained back from picking up his child? Pomersbach got plucked from the crowd to play in his place iirc.
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    no.

    he was attempting to put on his pants
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    Chris Lewis once sat out a test for shaving his head.

    Well, indirectly, he promptly got heatstroke as was forced to sit out the first test of our 1993 tour of the Windies.

    Del Pringle (allegedly, etc) missed a test versus Pakistan in 1982 after a chair collapsed and effed his (admittedly already fragile) back.

    My favourite tho is perhaps Ted Dexter, who somehow contrived to run himself over with his own Jag, breaking his leg in the process. The alleged involvement of the consumption of intoxicants canot be confirmed or denied.
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    Nah, **** these blokes. Seriously. If one of them was Warne there's be blokes on here saying he should be carpeted. It's not that hard to perform a task you're set by the coach. You might not like it, but stiff ****.

    And one of them is the vice captain ffs. Idiots.

    Just shows, nothing good ever comes out of India.
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    Not cricket, but Santiago Canizares missed out on a major tournament (might have been athe 2002 World Cup) after severing a tendon in his foot by dropping a bottle of aftershave on it.

    Dave Beasant did something similar, except he dropped a bottle of salad cream.
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    former vancouver canucks defenceman sami salo missed a couple of games because he got bitten by the only poisonous snake in Finland while playing some golf.

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    Trevor Franklin was hit by a motorised luggage trolley at Heathrow during the 1986 tour of England, breaking both legs and ruling him out of much if not all of the tour.

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    Salman Butt missed loads of cricket just for trying to open an ice cream parlour, iirc
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    Arthur Dolphin fell off a chair and broke his wrist.

    Ian Greig locked himself out of his house and broke his ankle trying to get in a window.

    Matthew Hayden got attacked by a dog going out for a jog.

    Jimmy Adams and Mark Boucher both sliced their hands cutting food. The latter made Andrew Hall keep wicket.

    Don Topley got attacked by a spring-loaded letter slot, right on his fingers.

    Bruce French got hit on the head at training from a spectator's throw, got hit by a car when he got to the hospital to get it checked out, and then bumped his head again on a light fitting after treatment.

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    Shane Warne missed a year of test cricket because he was so concerned about his physical appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Bruce French got hit on the head at training from a spectator's throw, got hit by a car when he got to the hospital to get it checked out, and then bumped his head again on a light fitting after treatment.
    Sorry for his plight but couldnt stop laughing reading this. Such misfortune. Did this happen for true?

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