England selector Miller loves to joke about Aussies, his `pet hate!January 23rd, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.23 (ANI): England selector Geoff Miller has had a cheeky pop at the Aussies ahead of this summers Ashes.
The former Test all-rounder uses his spare time being a funny man on the after-dinner circuit, where he has been giving Ricky Ponting and Co both barrels. Speaking at a charity event this week, The Sun quoted him as joking: I really hate the Aussies. Sometimes I get up an hour early, just so I can hate them some more. Millers promotion to the new national selector position at the start of last year saw eyebrows raised about a possible conflict of interests.
The former Derbyshire all-rounder controversially missed his first three Tests in the role to speak at pre-booked events.
But at the time, he said: Im in the entertainment business and the board were very good about it.
I will be more frugal with the amount of dinners I do in future and the priority will be this job. (ANI)
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