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    Deano Removes His Name From Cricket Victoria Award

    Anyone with a keen eye for state cricket know what's behind this?

    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/cric...05-p54h9z.html

    He's a polarising character is Deano. I still recall being completely gobsmacked as a kid when he was left out of the test team, and then the one day team.

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    Re: Deano Removes His Name From Cricket Victoria Award

    I think Lemmon would be all over this but he hasn't logged on for a while
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    Re: Deano Removes His Name From Cricket Victoria Award

    Clearly not happy about something. That is a major thing to do considering the prestige of having the trophy/award named after you.
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    Re: Deano Removes His Name From Cricket Victoria Award

    Was just reading this, very strange.

    Deano was my favourite player as a kid, was one of the first players to really attack the bowlers and score at a decent strike rate. I didn't like Damien Martyn for years because he took the test spot that was rightfully Deano's and then lost that test match against South Africa.

    I did hear him a while back complaining that he had to pay for a beer in the Dean Jones bar in the MCG, maybe that's the reason?

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    Re: Deano Removes His Name From Cricket Victoria Award

    I can remember Seeing Dean Jones crying at Whitten Oval after an umpiring decision cost Carlton a district cricket match.

    He was a sook then and he's still a sook today.
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    Re: Deano Removes His Name From Cricket Victoria Award

    Heard Crash Craddock on SEN mentioning how dirty Deano is that he didn’t get the renegades coaching job

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    Re: Deano Removes His Name From Cricket Victoria Award

    Quote Originally Posted by Remi Moses View Post
    Heard Crash Craddock on SEN mentioning how dirty Deano is that he didn’t get the renegades coaching job
    Now that is a real sook if that is the reason
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    Re: Deano Removes His Name From Cricket Victoria Award

    Had the extreme displeasure of meeting him as a kid, dad and I were up in the gold coast for the indy car racing, and he was on the same flight, I plucked up enough courage at the baggage carousel when we landed to ask him for an autograph, and he told dad and I to "F*&k off".

    the guy was my cricking idol at the time.

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    Re: Deano Removes His Name From Cricket Victoria Award

    Quote Originally Posted by ReLoad View Post
    Had the extreme displeasure of meeting him as a kid, dad and I were up in the gold coast for the indy car racing, and he was on the same flight, I plucked up enough courage at the baggage carousel when we landed to ask him for an autograph, and he told dad and I to "F*&k off".

    the guy was my cricking idol at the time.
    An old boss of mine told a similar story about Allan Border - I couldn't have looked up to both AB & Deano any more than I did growing up. Glad I never met them.

    Saw Jones on twitter mention the decision to withdraw his name from the award was made in November and was 'old news' and reasons will come out in due course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReLoad View Post
    Had the extreme displeasure of meeting him as a kid, dad and I were up in the gold coast for the indy car racing, and he was on the same flight, I plucked up enough courage at the baggage carousel when we landed to ask him for an autograph, and he told dad and I to "F*&k off".

    the guy was my cricking idol at the time.
    What a prick
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    Re: Deano Removes His Name From Cricket Victoria Award

    Quote Originally Posted by ReLoad View Post
    Had the extreme displeasure of meeting him as a kid, dad and I were up in the gold coast for the indy car racing, and he was on the same flight, I plucked up enough courage at the baggage carousel when we landed to ask him for an autograph, and he told dad and I to "F*&k off".

    the guy was my cricking idol at the time.
    I guess that's why they say never meet your heroes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe Man View Post
    I guess that's why they say never meet your heroes.
    Last year at a Bulldogs Businessman's get together, in a bar in the city ended up talking with John Schultz, one of my childhood idols, although I was very young and don't even remember seeing him play.

    Almost everyone had left the venue, except for a few and I was standing at a table with my mate and Rick Kennedy chatting away, and John came over.

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    Re: Deano Removes His Name From Cricket Victoria Award

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Last year at a Bulldogs Businessman's get together, in a bar in the city ended up talking with John Schultz, one of my childhood idols, although I was very young and don't even remember seeing him play.

    Almost everyone had left the venue, except for a few and I was standing at a table with my mate and Rick Kennedy chatting away, and John came over.

    The loveliest man you would ever want to meet.
    There is a beautiful moment when Bob and Easton take the cup. Just after Shultz hands the cup over, Bob reaches back and grabs Shultz's hand and they have a little moment and then Schultz claps his hand and does a little air pump. Blink and you miss it but it's just great to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Last year at a Bulldogs Businessman's get together, in a bar in the city ended up talking with John Schultz, one of my childhood idols, although I was very young and don't even remember seeing him play.

    Almost everyone had left the venue, except for a few and I was standing at a table with my mate and Rick Kennedy chatting away, and John came over.

    The loveliest man you would ever want to meet.
    Lies! I have it on good authority you used to watch Joe Marmo run around as a child.

    Doesn't surprise me at all about Schultz, comes across as a lovely bloke.

    I would say most of the time you could probably pick which celebrities would be friendly and which are likely to be less so. However there would still be a significant percentage that would surprise you - both pleasantly and unpleasantly. Of course everybody has a bad day sometimes and if they are constantly hounded in public it must get to even the most friendly individuals occasionally.

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    Re: Deano Removes His Name From Cricket Victoria Award

    Former Australian batsman Dean Jones condemns Cricket Victoria for poor management

    Former Australian batsman Dean Jones requested to have his Cricket Victoria life membership rescinded this week. Now we know why.

    Cricket legend Dean Jones has blasted Cricket Victoria during an explosive spray on Wednesday, calling the organisation’s strategic plan “awful” and their administration “poor”.

    Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODI matches for Australia, but was also a stalwart for the Victorian cricket team during his 16-year career. The star batsman scored 9622 Sheffield Shield runs for the Bushrangers at an average of 54.05, the second-highest tally in the state’s history.

    After his retirement in 1998, Jones’ legacy was honoured by Victoria Cricket when the state one-day player of the year award was renamed the Dean Jones Medal.

    However, as reported by The Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday, Jones’ name was removed from the accolade upon the former captain’s request. His life membership had also been rescinded.

    Speaking to Sportsday, Jones revealed he requested to have the honours stripped because he felt “hurt” by Cricket Victoria’s questionable management and strategic plan.

    “Where it has come from is the lack of culture and vision and strategy by the CV administration has just hurt me,” Jones said on Wednesday.

    “I played 20 years for my state and was proud to have done it. Their five-step plan from 2017 to 2022 is just so far wrong as to where they are going.

    “They wanted to be the No. 1 sport in Victoria. Well, that is not happening after AFL.

    “They wanted to make permanent Australian players. Well, we haven’t got one decent player in the Australian team except for Aaron Finch, who is the captain.

    “The way the administration has looked after things is poor. They did budget costs of $2 million last year, and the Victorian team had no pre-season tournament.

    “The 18 premier clubs are supposed to produce all these permanent Australian players. It is so weak. It is just awful the way it has been played.

    “Every past player Merv Hughes, Shane Warne, Darren Berry, Damien Fleming, Simon O’Donnell left Cricket Victoria with some sort of axe to grind.

    “No past players have been involved in any coaching spots. No reunions of past winning shields or past players – men or women – have been involved in reunions.

    “Our website doesn’t even mention any teams that have won shields. By the way, we have won 32.

    Jones also scrutinised Cricket Victoria’s insufficient management of young cricketers emerging through pathway programs.

    “There is hardly any young kids coming through apart from (Will) Pucovski and (Will) Sutherland.

    “Now they want to go to Adam Zampa when we have a really good young batsman and leg-spinner Will Parker. We need to put some time in him, and they want to go for Zampa.

    “I’ve got no idea of their direction.”

    Victorian cricketers Glenn Maxwell, Will Pucovski, Nic Maddinson and Sophie Molineux stepped away from cricket this summer citing mental health concerns.

    International cricketers James Pattinson and Marcus Stoinis were also fined for using homophobic slurs while representing professional Victorian teams.

    Jones applied for a coaching role with the two Melbourne-based Big Bash teams in 2019, but was not considered for either position, Cricket Victoria opting instead for younger, more inexperienced coaches.

    The 59-year-old admitted to feeling insulted by the decision, which proved a “catalyst” for his choice to have his life membership rescinded. Jones also claimed Cricket Victoria “lost millions of dollars in sponsorship” after a conflict with Eddie McGuire.

    “The catalyst was I put in for two jobs for the Stars and the Renegades,” Jones said.

    “David Hussey resigns from the Cricket Victoria board and gets the job … He had no experience and nothing behind him.

    “Michael Klinger went for the job in front of Trevor Bayliss, Brad Hodge and others. He had no experience and gets the job.

    “They have given jobs for the boys, and I think it is an insult not just to me, but to overseas coaches.

    “Trevor Bayliss is the best coach in the world and they didn’t want him. I feel we are going the wrong way at the moment.

    “I told Shaun Graf and Andrew Ingleton, the CEO of Cricket Victoria, that I wanted my name and my life membership to be rescinded.

    “They asked me why, and I said one day you might want to ring me up, because I haven’t spoken to Andrew Ingleton for 18 months, nor have I spoken to Shaun Graf.

    “They rang me up in January and said we need to talk. I said, ‘Talk to me when I get back from Pakistan’. I’ve been home for three weeks. They haven’t spoken to me.”

    After winning the 2018/19 Big Bash, the Melbourne Renegades, coached by Klinger, endured a horrific tournament this summer, winning only three of their 14 encounters.

    Meanwhile, the Melbourne Stars, coached by David Hussey, again failed to secure a Big Bash title, losing in the finals for the eighth time in nine years.

    Jones was inducted into the Australian cricket hall of fame in 2019, and is remembered as one of the country’s most formidable middle-order batsman in the one-day format.

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