MCG Pitches

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  1. Timbo

    Timbo Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, that was my point.

    The only reason to keep cricket at the MCG is the crowd on Boxing Day.
     
  2. 2 weeks

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    Warnie floating the Day/Night option for the MCG.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/c...a/news-story/4c374b09bed0ce335a919d5cd45fb4dc

    Two of the past four MCG Tests have been draws, so if pitches continue to be produced like this then it’s worth considering a day/night Boxing Day Test.

    More than 260,000 people attended the Test and you have to give the fans entertainment.

    Maybe next year’s Test against India could be a day-nighter. We want that to be a great game.
     
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    Get a load of this shit, how unprofessional are CA and the MCC allowing someone who has never prepared a test wicket before to handle the biggest test on the calendar.
     
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  4. hineyrulz

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    Helluva poor decision by the CA brass.


    They had a quality year in 2017 but the crowds will be good and they will get a nice bump in the TV deal and people will go back to not caring how clueless and poor at their jobs they really are.
     
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  6. Timbo

    Timbo Moderator Staff Member

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    Bloody hell.

    How many will Kohli rack up next year? The worst thing is it'll be deliberate - CA cares more about the TV rights to India than they care about Australian cricket fans.

    Kohli will score 500 and they'll call it a good wicket.
     
  7. Iafeta

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    Got a poor rating. Richly deserved. It was a horrible wicket. Unprofessional organisation, can't believe how they had no tough bloke in charge of the preparation

    It's an epidemic going around world cricket though. There's a lack of diversity in cricket wickets. Remember when the SCG would break up and turn? And the WACA was super quick? You had to be a batsman with a variety of skills to cope. Now it's stick your front plodder down the wicket and whack across the line.
     
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    Ban the ground until the Victards leave the CRICKET ground alone.
     
  9. AlwaysGreen

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    Ban Victorians full stop.
     
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    The MCG has been using a drop in since the early 90's anbd they're "still learning about the technology"? What a load of wank.

    So many excuses for this shit hole of a city.
     
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    From what I saw of the pitch the technology was fairly simple: 1 part cement, 2 parts sand, 3 parts gravel, add water
     
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    It was a 5 day test and that’s all that matters with CA.
     
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    Plus it gave us plenty of time to hear about Chapellis first encounter with WG Grace
     
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    Turnip Juice sales go through the roof when Chappelli talks

     
  15. Timbo

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    A new ICC policy is in place as of January 1 - if a ground receives 5 demerit points in 5 years, the ground is banned from hosting internationals for 12 months.

    A 'poor' wicket is worth 3 demerits.

    f**k me it'd be delicious if the MCG lost the Boxing Day test.
     
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    At the very least it might force CA to stop pandering to the AFL
     
  17. Pete Cash

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    It missed out on being slugged 3 points by a matter of days.

    I hope cricket australia take this as a kick up the arse. Losing the mcg or the scg for a year would be a disaster financially
     
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    Sure, but if Kohli gets 500 Smith will likely get 600, and a road combined with the series being over means Davey will get a thrilling run a ball century so you'll be fine
     
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    And you’ll be watching Tennis instead.........
     
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    Not usually on Boxing Day, but if the MCG wicket (and the WACA one) are the same again, I am not sure I'll bother watching cricket - players making big scores on roads and sycophantic commentators self saucing about how great the batters are isn't really why I like cricket
     

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