Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A change in captaincy

Cricketeer Joe Root has taken over the captainship (captaincy, captainhood, I don't know) of England's Test cricket team.   The previous captain was Alastair Cook.   Apparently they like last names with two o's in the middle.

Here's a two-minute interview with the new captain:  Root promises exciting brand of cricket

The first Test series that will test the new captain is scheduled for April - July 2017, against the West Indies, hosted by England, and there will also be a World Test Championship in England in June.

So he's got a couple of months to get used to his new position.  At least it's called "Captain" and not "silly mid-on" or something like that.  Cricket has several weird names for positions in the field.

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