The decision to overlook serial failure Alex Bogdanovic for one of the eight entries came as little surprise but the inclusion of 23-year-old Baker shocked many considering that he is outside the world's top 250, the normal cut off point
for wildcard entries into the tournament.
I pointed out that we were told February 4 was the cut off point
for grey bins, they said they would phone me back, but they didn't.
But because of takeover rules and the time process in such dealings, it is already effectively too late for the Hong Kong businessman to meet all criteria by the cut off point
in three days.
Yes, we all know the benefits [of NZNO membership], but the fact is that wages have risen and the $17,000 cut off point
for reduced fees has not been reviewed for many, many years.