Napier groundsman Phil Stoyanoff was asked if there will be a result in the current Test between New Zealand and Pakistan:
“Yes, because both sides have such bad batsmen. That’s my honest opinion, they’re useless.”
As this might be considered a bit inflammatory, New Zealand Cricket public affairs manager Stephen Hill said to the media:
“Ideally it would be nice if you didn’t use [the quote] but I recognise that is not going to happen, so I hope you use it in context and use it with restraint.”
We’re pretty sure we’ve fulfilled that brief.