Greed not behind Flintoff's decision to snub ECB: agent


According to Flintoff’s agent the burly all-rounder is likely to appear in an adventure show on TV where he may go for bungee-jumping and the national contract with cricket board does not permit that.

“I’ve seen reports he’s a mercenary -- he’s nothing of the sort. There were one or two things in it that made it difficult to sign. Like he wouldn’t be allowed to participate in dangerous sports and he’s possibly doing a television series in which he may do bungee-jumping,” Andrew Chandler told BBC.

The agent insisted that his client was not rapacious but the money offered by the ECB was too meagre.

“He’s got three young kids and Andrew and his wife Rachel both spend reasonable amounts of cash so he has to make plenty. I don’t know what was in the ECB’s mind when they offered him the contract they did.

“Because they probably must have known that the money wouldn’t have made a lot of difference compared to the sums of money he was earning as a Test cricketer,” he said.

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