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Alex Carey Deputed Songmaster’s Role

Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey

Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey, who controversially ran out England’s Jonny Bairstow, has been given the privilege to lead the singing of ‘Under the Southern Cross’ as Nathan Lyon, who did the duty, has been ruled out because of injury.

Whereas Alex Carey’s stumping to dismiss Jonny Bairstow continues to divide the opinions of the cricket world, the Australian wicket keeper was rewarded in the team with the duty to sing ‘Under the Southern Cross’, the victory song of Australia’s cricket team, a tradition started by the legendary wicketkeeper, Rod Marsh. Carey, who has been effervescent behind the stumps all through the Ashes, gets the prestigious duty after regular song-master Nathan Lyon was ruled out of the series due to an injury.

The move surely would antagonize the England cricketers and crowd as they head to Leeds for the third Test. Australia’s captain Pat Cummins pledged to protect Carey. “There’s nothing like loud crowds that bring a team together. He’s one of the guys we’ll get around But these kinds of moments can really strengthen a side. I thought ‘Kez’ (Carey) has had another fantastic game, he’s broken some records … he’s been fantastic behind the wickets. We’ll look after him,’ he said.

Security shored up

Meanwhile, in the aftermath of these incidents, the security for the Headingley Test would be bolstered, says The Mirror. “Discussions have already been had between the club and West Yorkshire Police to ensure that the plans in place are robust enough to deal with any potential trouble. The reaction of the Lord’s crowd to the Aussies on Sunday was hostile and abusive with three Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) members having their membership suspended for their behaviour in the pavilion,” it reported.

The Indian Express

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