Cricket Crap

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  1. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    what I can see them doing is make each day longer


    currently 5 days x 6 hrs = 30hrs

    4 days x 7.5hrs per day = 30hrs

    or an extra 22.5 hrs per day

    will bring a new mental and physical aspect into the tests

    got to make room for the t20 comps, t20 world cups and useless t20 series which is growing every year, we are having a t20 tri-series this summer ffs....
     
  2. AlwaysGreen

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    So it's begun. SA 9/309 declared, which gave them 16 overs to bowl under lights. Zim 4/30 in reply.

    Zim debuted fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani, a 21 yo with huge potential (and height).
     
  3. TheParraboy

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    Hopefully Zimbabwe can post 350+ tomorrow....
     
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    Lost by an innings and 120 runs. Ouch.
     
  5. Twizzle

    Twizzle The Alpha Male Staff Member

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    Yeah nah definitely needed to be a five day test aye
     
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    Not sure what he means by this: "And RSA not even allowed to play their strongest side". Apartheid's over dinosaur.
     
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    The quota system still in effect.
     
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    Yep. Before the quota system there was a little thing called apartheid that was fractionally more discriminatory than quota systems, ie if you weren't white you were lucky to be allowed to live let alone play cricket for your country.

    Whites like Findlay making jibes about the quota system really need to pull their heads out of their arses.
     
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    Yep. 100%
    But any quota system is dodgy too imo. Be better if Rabada made the comments.
     
  12. TheParraboy

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    Should have been if team India turned up as per original schedule...
     
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    Glad I changed my mind about getting airfares to SA and tickets for Day 3 of this one...
     
  14. TheParraboy

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    CAXI v poms today in a 50 over match

    CAXI 2/90 in the 19th over
    Renshaw out for 25 (39 balls)
     
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    Daily telegraph couldn't find any league players.

    .http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricke...h/news-story/cb15d886db6a927090e15ccaabc1f6ef

    AUSTRALIAN Test captain Steve Smith has deflected criticism directed at Aussie Ashes stars Shaun Marsh and Jackson Bird over smoking at a public bar.

    The Daily Telegraph on Thursday published photos of the pair smoking as members of the Australian team gathered at Sydney’s Coogee Pavilion watering hole in the eastern suburbs on Tuesday to celebrate their 4-0 Ashes triumph over England.

    The images prompted a strong backlash from health experts, including the president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Michael Gannon, and the President of the Australian Council on Smoking and Health, Maurice Swanson, who expressed their disappointment at the message Bird and Marsh have sent to their many fans.

    Quit Victoria director Dr Sarah White said: “It is really poor judgment and really poor role modelling”.

    She told 3AW the players should have done more to hide their habit from the public eye.

    “In this day and age, why would elite sportsmen (a) still be smoking, and (b) doing so in a public space when children around Australia, teens around Australia, young men, seek to emulate them?” she said.

    “Smoking is not illegal. It happens to be the leading cause of preventable deaths and disease in Australia, but sadly not illegal.

    “So if they want to smoke, go ahead and do it, but don’t do it in a public forum.”

    Cricket Australia has previously told The Daily Telegraph the players behaved in a “responsible manner” while celebrating on Tuesday.

    Smith on Friday addressed the hot topic for the first time in an interview with Channel 9’s Today Show, saying his team is powerless to stop photos like the ones published on Thursday being taken.
    “It’s not ideal,” he said.

    “But boys were just there trying to have a good time. Trying to celebrate what’s been a great couple of months and that’s part of playing cricket for your country and winning big series.

    “You need to celebrate your success and the boys had a really good time and those

    kind of things coming out aren’t ideal but you can’t do much about it.”

    Channel 9 sports personality Tim Gilbert told Smith: “I thought the invasion of privacy was a much bigger sin than a few boys having a gasper”.

    It comes as AFL legend Gerard Healy said it is “impossible” to believe that professional athletes in Australia would decide to smoke, knowing its harmful impact on their health.

    “I agree with those from the anti-smoking lobby who rightly said that they should know better in 2018,” Healy told 3AW.

    “There’s that much education, it’s impossible to believe that professional cricketers or athletes of any nature would smoke.

    “But it’s still their choice. There’s no upside to smoking, athlete or not.

    “But to run the public outrage card is simply without merit. It wasn’t on TV, or at work, or in the vicinity of kids.

    “If a moron with a camera didn’t take the picture and an editor didn’t publish it, nobody would be any the wiser.”

    Australian one-day star Adam Zampa also addressed the issue on Thursday, declaring it is unfair to label Marsh and Bird bad role models because they were smoking inside a public venue where smoking is allowed — and no children were present.

    “I don’t think there was any kids at the Coogee Pav,” Zampa said.

    “I don’t think they were doing it on purpose in front of any kids either.

    “After a 4-0 Ashes, the guys have done quite well, it’s probably a nice time just to loosen up a little bit and have a beer and, if they want to, they can light one up.”
     
  16. Twizzle

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    Ben Stokes charged over Bristol nightclub brawl
    Updated about an hour ago

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    He did play in six domestic matches in New Zealand in December.

    The England and Wales Cricket Board has also given Stokes permission to play in the Indian Premier League, which starts in April.

    The CPS said Avon and Somerset police had passed on a file of evidence on November 29 in relation to the incident, which left a 27-year-old man with a fractured eye socket, and further material was received in late December.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-16/ben-stokes-charged-over-bristol-nightclub-brawl/9331966
     
  18. TheParraboy

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    so its going to court

    probably end up settling out of court
     
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  20. TheParraboy

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    Not sure what purpose it does playing him in a useless t20 tournament anyway. More attendance from the gay community??
     
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