Furious Loye may quit
Loye slams 'lack of respect'
Last Updated: August 7, 2007 6:09pm
Loye: kept it all in
Lancashire batsman Mal Loye has threatened to quit international cricket after he was not included in England's World Twenty20 squad.
"I am so angry about the situation that I am past caring"
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The 34-year-old opener - who hit 231 runs at an average of 57.75 in just five matches of the domestic Twenty20 Cup this season - is furious at being omitted from the party heading to South Africa next month.
"I don't usually do this but I am so angry about the situation that I am past caring," Loye told the Manchester Evening News.
"I will make a final decision in about a week but I know that talking like this will not do me any favours."
Loye is particularly angry with chairman of selectors David Graveney, adding: "The man who I am talking about called me to say I was basically a fill-in player in Australia, and that was why I didn't go to the West Indies (for the World Cup).
"It just showed a complete lack of respect. I have kept it all in for 15 years until now.
"The selectors have promised me calls but never delivered them. I'm gutted."