I've read it several times, and still the words are there. Australian cricketers are being auctioned tomorrow. Why wasn't I told? I wonder, if I offer Ricky Ponting $400,000 if he'd spend April with me. I'm about $385,000 short so I guess I'll die wondering on that one.
There are 13 players who've signed up. These are Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Brett Lee, Matty Hayden, my fiance Andrew Symonds, Michael and David Hussey, Nathan Bracken, Simon Katich, Cameron White, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Justin Langer.
Gosh, the way some of those latter ones carried on about retiring and how much cricket meant to them, you have to wonder how thrifty their wives are if they've got no money left and have to sign up for this. Or they just bullshitted to us all about it in the first place and would have continued playing for Australia if their match fees were tripled.
Michael Clarke, Jason Gillespie, Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson have not signed up.
I have to say, inherantly I haven't got a problem with any of them signing up for this, but I'm really proud of Dizzy, Braddles and Mitchy for resisting - assuming their reasons are genuine as they've stated. Clarke we all know just doesn't want to be seen doing anything that might threaten him as heir to the captaincy.
Next, let's see who signs up for the ICL!