Cricket Australia has apologised for an incident in which national T20 captain Aaron Finch was almost torched by a sideline flame thrower when retrieving a ball from the boundary.
Cricket Australia’s Expectations Management Manager Amanda Boone said the near immolation of Finch was “regrettable” and a lost opportunity for the sport.
“Horse racing has attracted a lot of attention this week with the tragic deaths of two horses on Melbourne Cup day. This incident could have put cricket back on the front page where it belongs.”
Ms Boone stressed that Cricket Australia was relieved Finch was not seriously hurt.
“But if the Australian captain had just been a tiny bit hurt. Well, you can’t buy that sort of publicity.”
Ms Boone said that steps would be taken to ensure this week’s cricket flame thrower near miss never occurred again.
“T20 is all about entertainment. If that means we need to burn our national representatives with savage lasers then that’s what Cricket Australia will do.”
“After all, it’s not like the people out there are actually playing cricket.”
According to social media, the public was more shocked at the revelation that Aaron Finch is the Australian captain.
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