Wednesday, 21 January 2009

England and Australia: the differences part 354

Australia have been asked to return the ICC Test Champion Trophy that has been theirs for all but four months of its eight-year existence. 

But there's a problem. Cricket Australia's spokesman Peter Young said, 'Our building has been designed around the trophy'.

That's right. Australia designed and built an entire office complex around the Test Champion trophy. 

You've just got admire that, really.

4 comments:

Moses @ Beer and Sport said...

It should be 'the differences part 334*'.. can't believe the designed the building around it, how arrogant!

Here's CA spokesman Peter Young:
"Our building was designed around the trophy. We are most certainly planning to bring it back with us from South Africa. If that does not eventuate we may have to get some Polyfilla and fill the space in our foyer," he was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald.

The Old Batsman said...

Or maybe it should become a requirement of whoever holds the trophy, that they have to design and build a place to put it.

Damith S. said...

HAHAHA, they designed it around the test trophy ? Surely it should have been the Ashes. Has anyone even seen this bloody thing!

The Old Batsman said...

Damith, you can see it here

http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/cricket/icc-removalists-turn-up-early-to-carry-off-furniture/2009/01/20/1232213646393.html

It's worth$150,000 allegedly