Daily Archives: 8 August 2007

Ian Chappell’s take on Jellygate…

Writing on Cricinfo, Ian Chappell thinks that it wasn’t just one person that dropped the jelly beans on the pitch at Nottingham, thereby opening the sluice gates on Jellygate.

Ian Chappell thinks that the entire England team threw the offending jelly beans in the direction of Matt Prior, in an effort to just shut him up!

Matt Prior has been at the receiving end of a lot of flak from the press lately, with Michael Henderson’s article in The Telegraph taking the cake. He calls Prior a “buffoon” and asks him to “grow up“!

Chappell, the master sledger himself, asks Matt Prior to “put a sock in it” and asks the England gloveman to “lower his personal chat volume and raise his standards“.

I never thought I’d see the day when Ian Chappell was pushed into writing, “The more talk that is allowed on the field the more likely it is that something personal will be said. If a player is verbally accosted at the wrong moment there is the likelihood of fisticuffs on the field…

— Mohan