Australians boo absent England team at lunch function

Ian Healy at Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Ian Healy - Image via Wikipedia

Australia today achieved the most desperate piece of sledging in Ashes history: they booed an England team who were not actually present to hear it.

Ian Healy, the former Australia and Queensland wicketkeeper, led a chorus of “three boos for England” at an annual lunch jointly hosted by Queensland Cricket officials and the Australian Cricketers’ Association.

England had supposedly caused offence by not being present at a lunch they had never promised to attend – and as it clashed with their major practice session before the first Test perhaps it is hardly surprising that they opted for a bit of batting and bowling instead.

Full story: The Guardian

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