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Iceland Cricket took a humorous dig at Stuart Broad after the former England pacer was included in the Marylebone Cricket Club’s podcast. Iceland Cricket highlighted Broad’s controversial decision not to walk off despite edging the ball to slip in the Ashes 2013.

The Marylebone Cricket Club announced that Jimmy Anderson, Greg James, and Felix White will be the stars of the BBC’s popular cricket podcast, Tailenders. The MCC mentioned that Broad will be the special guest, adding to the entertainment with cricket-related chat.

“The MCC Cowdrey Lecture will be hosted by stars from BBC’s hugely popular cricket podcast, Tailenders, on 21 March 2024. Jimmy Anderson, Greg James, and Felix White will be joined by special guest Stuart Broad for an evening of entertaining cricket chat,” Marylebone Cricket Club.

Has That Edge To Slip Been Erased From The Internet Yet? – Iceland Cricket

Iceland Cricket questioned the irony of Stuart Broad participating in a lecture on the Spirit of Cricket, referencing a past controversial incident involving an edged catch. The cheeky comment brings Broad’s on-field moments into the discussion on cricket ethics.

“Ah, Stuart Broad joining a lecture on the Spirit of Cricket. Irony. Has that edge to slip been erased from the internet yet?” Iceland Cricket replied.

Stuart Broad edged a delivery from Ashton Agar during the Trent Bridge Test match of the 2013 Ashes series. The ball deflected off Brad Haddin’s gloves and directly into the hands of first-slip fielder Michael Clarke. However, Broad showed no inclination to walk off the field.

Earlier this year, Stuart Broad defended his decision not to walk off the field after edging a delivery. Broad emphasized his focus on contributing to the team’s runs, considering the match situation and the potential impact on the game’s outcome.

“I wouldn’t change it for anything. I was thinking, ‘We need more runs here, we’re 230 ahead. If I get out, we lose the game.’ So I’m never just going to walk off and accept a loss. I looked up at Aleem and he said not out.”

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