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Carney Compares Brexit to Cricket as BOE Unveils Latest Batters

  • Governor says staff should approach EU work like Test cricket
  • Canadian has a record of economic sporting metaphors
Mark Carney

Mark Carney

Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney doesn’t intend to be stumped by Brexit.

Introducing a seminar at the central bank on sport and finance on Wednesday, the governor compared the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union to Test cricket, in which two countries duke it out for five days a time over a series of up to five matches.