^ good dig
^ good dig
Sir Beefy, pot smoking
Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.
The 2010 Pakistan spot fixing trio, Ridley Jacobs (same reason as Ramdin)
There are two colours in my head
I'm excluding matchfixers here because that makes things too easy. Also the quality of the offence is taken into account as much as cricketing ability
- David Warner
- Shane Watson
- Viv Richards
- Kevin Pietersen
- Darren Lehmann
- Andrew Symonds
- Shane Warne
- Praveen Kumar
- Ted Pooley +
- Ed Giddins
12th: John Mooney
Mooney only selected because of the completely random nature of his ban. Same for Giddins.
Watson gets in more for his reaction to Homework-gate than Homework-gate itself. Botham's relatively tame pot smoking then gives way to Darren Lehmann's racial abuse.
Last edited by Dan; 13-06-2013 at 03:20 AM.
Ted Pooley rather blows away the period constraints in the OP!
In that case I'll nominate Boycott and Barrington, both dropped by England in the 1960s after getting big centuries (in Sir Geoffrey's case a double) but doing so too slowly for the selectors' liking - never described as a suspension as such but amounts to the same thing afaic
I think John Snow was suspended for a match after the Gavaskar incident in 1971. He certainly missed the next test, and I think it's because of suspension.
Going back to Gatting, I don't think he was suspended in 1988 but he didn't feel like playing after being stripped of the captaincy despite Peter May stating that he believed his version of the hotel incident.
And then, if we're talking about being suspended, there's the bloke who was hanged for murder - some WI cricketer whose name escapes me.
Last edited by wpdavid; 13-06-2013 at 04:42 AM.
If we're going prior to 1970, there's Subhas Gupte who had his international career ended because the selectors felt he should've prevented his roommate and fellow player Kripal Singh from asking the hotel receptionist out on a date. True story.
Surprised Asif and Aamer haven't got a mention yet.
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