James Lawton: Hussain finds voice at last

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Having walked away from the England team in what is now being equated in some quarters with Captain Oates' selfless march into the Antarctic snows, Nasser Hussain now comes out strongly against touring Zimbabwe. Much more strongly, in fact, than when he was the captain of the team in those agonising days before the World Cup game in Harare was called off.

Having walked away from the England team in what is now being equated in some quarters with Captain Oates' selfless march into the Antarctic snows, Nasser Hussain now comes out strongly against touring Zimbabwe. Much more strongly, in fact, than when he was the captain of the team in those agonising days before the World Cup game in Harare was called off.

At this rate, his billing with Sky television, who have granted him a four-year contract, will be that of the conscience of cricket. What is it about the lure of the commentary booth that brings out all that latent moral courage? Winning answers cannot cover more than the back of a postage stamp.

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