Sri Lanka able to face novice Bromley Widespread 3rds in charity sport after Rob Key’s cheeky dig

AN novice cricket membership has written a cheeky letter to Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur, providing his T20 World Cup gamers the possibility to revive their tarnished popularity.

Former England batsman Rob Key accused Arthur’s gamers of being so dangerous in the summertime that they “wouldn’t have crushed Bromley Widespread third XI.”

His jibe on Sky Sports activities following Sri Lanka’s 26-run defeat to England went viral and sparked a wicket response from the Kent membership’s chairman Dave Williams, who has now supplied the Sri Lankans a problem match in opposition to his membership’s third crew.

Former PE trainer Williams, 71, wrote: “Expensive Mr Arthur, following Rob Key’s feedback I want to give you and your boys the chance to defend your honour with a winner-takes-all problem match in opposition to our third crew.

“Nonetheless, I have to warn you our 3s are superb. They solely simply missed promotion from the Kent Regional League Division 3 final season.

“Whereas skipper Graeme Moir Jnr and opener George Beechey gained the division’s bowling and batting awards respectively.

“They’re additionally each cops, so we are able to provide full safety and safe bio-bubbles for all of your gamers at our Grove Sports activities Membership HQ.

“I might counsel taking part in the match someday subsequent summer time on our highly-acclaimed major floor (sure, we’ve two) which has an digital scoreboard, boundary ropes and 4 sight screens.

“Our clubhouse will also be open for five-star food and refreshments.

“Unfortunately, we don’t currently have an electronic Decision Review System, but can supply umpires with cameras to rule on any contentious decisions.”

Sri Lanka missed out on the T20 World Cup semi-finals after finishing fourth in England’s group.

Arthur responded on Twitter, insisting he would be “happy to organise a game as long as Rob Key opened the batting.”

And Williams, who was interviewed on talkSPORT Radio about the game, suggested it should be televised by Sky and any money raised should go to a Sri Lankan charity.

Rob Key compared Sri Lanka to Bromley Common 3rds last week


Rob Key in contrast Sri Lanka to Bromley Widespread 3rds final week

Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur accepted the challenge after the amateur team challenged them to a game for charity


Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur accepted the problem after the novice crew challenged them to a sport for charity | Sri Lanka able to face novice Bromley Widespread 3rds in charity sport after Rob Key’s cheeky dig

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