Border’s “cheeky Empire XI” dig at England’s overseas playersBy ANI
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
SYDNEY - Taking a dig at the England team, former Australian skipper Allan Border has said that the Ashes rivals look more like the “Empire XI” due to their overseas-born players.
Amongst the squad, skipper Andrew Strauss is South African-born along with Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott while left-handed batsman Eoin Morgan is Irish.
“England are sailing under the radar beautifully - let’s get stuck into them a bit,” Border smiled.
“I don’t know whether they should be called England - it should be the Empire XI. They got any Poms in their side?
“They are all South Africans and Irishmen - let’s question where these blokes are actually from,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Border, as saying. (ANI)