Cricket...and the so-called cricket circus of Australian television millionaire, Kerry Packer, has made another break?
Cricket...and the so-called cricket circus of Australian television millionaire, Kerry Packer, has made another break from tradition with the introduction of team colours. At the Sydney cricket ground on Wednesday (17 January) the Australian team turned out in `wattle yellow', and the West Indians in `strawberry mouse'. The West Indies won the rain-interrupted limited overs game on a faster run rate. But Australian newsmen were more interested in fashion than the cricket, labelling the players `flannelled fairies'. The West Indians were said to have reservations about appearing in an effeminate shade of pink, but the move does appear to have some advantages. A report from Sydney's TCN-Nine commentators -- Bill Lawry and Tony Cozier.