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Just cut and pasted this from BBC websites "Test Match Special"'s coverage of the Windies v Aussies super 8 cricket match.

Is this the image our trade still portrays? I always thought trophies available were quite nice - what do you guys think of this derogatory slander the BBC are quoting?

 

1403 BST: Hello everybody. The little boys have been sent up to bed and the big boys have set up shop round the dining table, cracked open a bottle of Glenmorangie single malt and handed round some Habanos cigars. And at some point in the dim and distant future, the winner will come staggering into the sunlight with an armful of chips. Actually, they'll be clutching a really cheap looking trophy that looks like it's been snapped up from a key-cutters-cum-shoe-menders in Liverpool Street station. Message to ICC: every great event needs an iconic trophy...SORT IT OUT!

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Keep us informed Lee.

 

I thought this thread would have been buzzing with hacked off shoe repairers who offer a quality trophy service.

 

Its not fair that an organisation like the BBC should be printing stuff like that.

 

Even though trophies arn't my specialised area, as an engraver within this trade i took this comment as a huge slander against all our hard work!

 

Kev

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I thought it was cheeky and have sent this Email via the online complaints form

Dear BBC

 

I represent over 300 shoe repairers & engravers from the UK & Europe on the shoerepairer.info forum web site.

And many of our members are outraged at a comment you have published on this page of your website

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/6496463.stm

 

Which states “they'll be clutching a really cheap looking trophy that looks like it's been snapped up from a key-cutters-cum-shoe-menders in Liverpool Street stationâ€

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I have received this reply from the BBC

Dear Mr. Ffrench,

 

Thank you for your message.

 

Some time ago we took the decision to change the way we do text

commentaries across a range of sports by introducing a lighter, irreverent

tone.

 

The remark to which you refer was not intended to be taken seriously

but I apologise if you feel it was disrespectful to your industry and I

have removed it.

 

Regards,

Paul Grunill

Cricket Editor, BBC Sport Interactive.

 

I have also sent this reply

 

Dear Paul

 

 

 

On Behalf of the entire engraving industry, thank you for your swift response and action to this complaint.

 

 

 

Lee Ffrench

 

Lee

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Edited thread reads

 

"1403 BST: Hello everybody. The little boys have been sent up to bed and the big boys have set up shop round the dining table, cracked open a bottle of Glenmorangie single malt and handed round some Habanos cigars. And at some point in the dim and distant future, the winner will come staggering into the sunlight with an armful of chips. Actually, they'll be clutching a really cheap looking trophy. Message to ICC: every great event needs an iconic trophy...SORT IT OUT"

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Guest Iain Cheall

I am sure the makers of the trophy are really pleased with this too.

 

17_Cricket_world_cup_trophy_1.jpg

 

History

 

Cricket World Cup Trophy which has been awarded since 1999.The current trophy was created for the 1999 championships and is the first permanent prize in the tournament's history. The trophy was designed and produced in London by a team of craftsmen from Garrard & Co (the Crown Jewellers). The whole process was completed over a period of two months time.

 

 

Trophy

The current trophy is 60 cm high, is made from silver and gild, and features a golden globe held up by three silver columns. The columns, shaped as stumps and bails, represents the three fundamental aspects of cricket: batting, bowling and fielding, while the globe characterises a cricket ball. It is designed with platonic dimensions, so that it can be easily recognised from any angle. The trophy weighs approximately 11 kilograms and has the names of the previous winners inscribed on its base. There is still room for another ten teams to have their name inscribed.

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