In July 2016, former Australian Labor Party [ALP] Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd’s nomination for the UN Secretary General role was rejected. He claims he was betrayed by current Liberal Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull who initially endorsed his nomination and then rejected it. Humiliated and bitter, Rudd went on a media blitz challenging Turnbull to explain.
In 2010, former Liberal Party Prime Minister and cricket tragic, John Howard was unsuccessful in his bid to become President of the International Cricket Council [ICC] without any meaningful explanation despite having all the credentials.
Turf Wars. It’s just not Cricket. It’s Political..
Kevin Rudd clean bowled by a Malcolm Turnbull fast curve ball which hit Middle stump.
Rudd despatched without score.
John Howard run out when he was a shoo-in for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Presidency back in 2010.
Malcolm Speed, former ICC Chief Executive was Stumped
Both failed to score.
But It’s just not Cricket
Kevin was on the Left
John was on the Right
Malcolm was Right in the Middle of it
It’s Political and