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baggygreen man

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The Bill Lawry episode was very good, especially the old clippings from newspapers and magazines during the early years of his career.

Now that you mentioned Chappelli, something you're gonna love:

Footage of Chappelli and Botham in the commentary box together during the 1998/99 Ashes series....just as Steve Waugh scored a fifty! ROFL! That definitely had Chappelli on the edge of his seat:

Well what I expect from a immature Chappelli. Didnt seem to bother Beefy.. as there was no nervousness in his voice when he eventually did speak. With their history.. odd that Nine put the two together to be honest. Refresh my memory. What was the feud over?
 

TheParraboy

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f..k you taliban you outdated pathetic f..ks.




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Question marks have risen over the future of Afghanistan in international cricket following the Taliban's reported opposition to women playing the sport.

The fallout has already begun with the Australian sports minister Richard Colbeck telling ABC that Afghan athletes would "remain welcome in Australia, but not under the flag of the Taliban". The men are scheduled to play their first-ever Test in the country later this year but in light of these events that is now under some doubt.

The ICC said it was monitoring the changing situation in Afghanistan and was concerned about the media reports that women will no longer be allowed to play cricket. A spokesperson said: "This and the impact it will have on the continued development of the game will be discussed by the ICC Board at its next meeting."

On Wednesday, the deputy head of the Taliban's cultural commission, Ahmadullah Wasiq, told SBS News that it wasn't "necessary" for women to play cricket because "they might face a situation where their face and body will not be covered. Islam does not allow women to be seen like this."

The higher-ups in the Afghanistan Cricket Board appear to have been expecting this stance by their government.

Earlier this week, the ACB chief executive Hamid Shinwari admitted to ESPNcricinfo that the women's game was "in peril." while the acting chairman, Azizullah Fazli, told BBC Pashto that it would be allowed to continue so long as the players adhered to Islamic rules.

Fazli also said that they will now train at exclusive female-only centres and that Dina Barakzai would serve as head coach.

As for the men's team, they are due to take part in the T20 World Cup in the UAE next month but there has been concern about the Test match they are scheduled to play against Australia in November.

"It's an extremely challenging and complex situation," the CA chief executive Nick Hockley told SEN radio. "There's so many layers to it and it really does transcend cricket

"The situation as it stands today, is that Afghanistan are a full member of the ICC, they're due to play in the T20 World Cup, but we're working very closely and having all the right discussions with the ICC, with the Australian government and ultimately we'll take our lead from them.

"We don't yet have answers but we're in dialogue and taking advice from all the relevant organisations.

"Absolutely we want to see cricket for women and girls growing and strong all around the world. The current situation is very new, international cricket is working to understand the implications, but it is something we will continue to watch very closely."

"I think it's something that is being keenly followed and observed. I think here in Australia, we've been a real driving force in growing cricket for women and girls."

Afghanistan is the only Full Member to have received that status without having an operational women's team in place. Last year the Afghanistan Cricket Board had announced their first contracts for women as they looked to build a team.
 

TheParraboy

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It can't go ahead and I'd say the ICC will suspend them from being a full member so no tests. I feel for the Afghanistan players but there is more at stake than sport with these fiends in power.

They would be idiots if they go especially after what sports minister Colbeck said

All you need is one nutter in a country where security is governed by ancient cavemen
 

baggygreen man

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Any way we can get around this ICC policy that Test status depends on both men and women playing. Afghan male cricket should not be penalised because of these draconian Islamist extremist views on women. Make an exception ICC. If not then CA make it a First Class fixture. Sure be good Ashes prep for our boys.
 

Bazal

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Any way we can get around this ICC policy that Test status depends on both men and women playing. Afghan male cricket should not be penalised because of these draconian Islamist extremist views on women. Make an exception ICC. If not then CA make it a First Class fixture. Sure be good Ashes prep for our boys.

You cannot make an exception...

I'm a massive fan of Afghan cricket but unfortunately this will be the death of it. It's not fair for the players, but no country can be seen to act in any way that the regime can use as an indicator of support IMO.
 

TheParraboy

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Not a fan of players getting into politics.

Asghar misses the point totally, and a clear head in the sand silence regarding womens cricket

Its not Tim Paine that is going to isolate Afghanistan cricket. Though not sure why Time Paine had to get involved we already made a statement



Afghanistan cricket captain Asghar Afghan hits back at Australia as Hobart Test remains in doubt​

Afghanistan’s cricket captain, Asghar Afghan, has blasted Aussie captain Tim Paine for his ‘aggressive’ comments about the country.
Jasper Bruce

Frustrating blow for Aussie cricket captain

Frustrating blow for Aussie cricket captain

Afghan cricket captain Asghar Afghan has taken aim at his Australian counterpart Tim Paine, terming the Aussie’s comments about the upcoming T20 World Cup and Hobart Test “aggressive”.

Australia is due to meet Afghanistan in a one-off Test at Hobart’s Bellerive Oval on November 27.

However, Afghanistan’s tempestuous political situation has cast doubt over the fixture, with Cricket Australia, Paine and Federal Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck all voicing concerns over the state of women’s rights in the country under the Taliban.

On September 9, Cricket Australia released a statement saying Afghanistan would not be welcomed to Hobart if media reports of the Taliban’s condemnation of women’s cricket were corroborated.
“Driving the growth of women’s cricket globally is incredibly important to Cricket Australia,” the statement read. “Our vision for cricket is that it is a sport for all and we support the game unequivocally for women at every level. “If recent media reports that women’s cricket will not be supported in Afghanistan are substantiated, Cricket Australia would have no alternative but to not host Afghanistan for the proposed Test Match due to be played in Hobart.”

Speaking on SEN the following day, Paine stood by CA’s statement and conceded that the upcoming Test was likely to be cancelled. He also questioned the central Asian nation’s right to partake in other future ICC events, including the 2021 T20 World Cup. “Cricket Australia, the ACA (Australian Cricketers Association) and all players in Australia are hugely supportive of female cricket and trying to grow the game,” Paine said.
“With what’s going on with the Taliban, they are banning women from playing any sport.
“To exclude half your population from being able to do something is not on and I don’t think we want to be associated with countries that are taking opportunities off literally half their population.
“How a team like Afghanistan can be allowed to play in an ICC sanctioned event is going to be very, very hard to see.”
Paine and his players are backing Cricket Australia’s stance on welcoming the Afghanistan Test team. Picture: Jono Searle / Getty Images


On Monday (AEST), Asghar Afghan hit back at Paine, saying the current political climate should not preclude the Afghan cricket side from playing internationally.
“The (Afghanistan national team) has the right to play not only in this World Cup but in all ICC organised tournaments/events in accordance with the rules and regulations of ICC,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I’m sure that our brave National Heroes will perform their best in it.
“As Sportsperson & Professional Cricketer, you know that it require (sic) too much of (sic) hard work and dedication to reach this level of Cricket.”
Afghan has represented his country in all forms of the game. Picture: Clive Mason / Getty Images


Afghan said his side should be recognised for its ability to compete on the world stage without the resources of other nations.

“For a less privileged Cricketing Nation as Afghanistan with zero infrastructure nd (sic) support reaching where we are right now. Playing shoulder to shoulder with top 10 countries require (sic) sheer determination, passion and talent,” he said. “Therefore, you should refrain from delivering aggressive statements which would result in isolating the Afghan Cricket.

“Cricket is now the No#1 Sport in (Afghanistan) and is being followed by nearly 30 million Afghans.
“This shows, either u r unaware of the circumstances or talking out of contradiction; in any case you r mistreating AFG Cricket and all the gains we have obtained with hardship in the past decade. Sports should be separated from politics.”
Afghan’s comments echoed those made by the sport’s Afghan governing body, the Afghanistan Cricket Board.
“The ICC has been aware of our cultural and religious environment,” the ACB wrote in a statement.
“It has taken a balanced, diplomatic, sensitive and considerate approach as we have worked to develop every aspect of the game of cricket in our country despite the situations we have faced.”
“The alternative to cancellation of the (Hobart) Test match would be for CA to take the same approach as the ICC.
“A considered, balanced, ‘cricket diplomacy’ would be far more productive for Afghanistan and for cricket than a sudden ‘knee jerk’ reaction.”
 

baggygreen man

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Paine was simply reiterating the CA stance as the national captain. He never at any stage said "Afghan cricket does not deserve to be playing international cricket." I am certain Paine and every Australian player wanted to play the Afghans. This Asghar Aphgan needs to to lay all blame on the cancelled Test not on Tim Paine, CA or Australia but soley at the feet of the extremist, anti female people now running his country..
 

Eelectrica

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Paine was simply reiterating the CA stance as the national captain. He never at any stage said "Afghan cricket does not deserve to be playing international cricket." I am certain Paine and every Australian player wanted to play the Afghans. This Asghar Aphgan needs to to lay all blame on the cancelled Test not on Tim Paine, CA or Australia but soley at the feet of the extremist, anti female people now running his country..
He could, but he probably doesn't want a bullet to the head at the cricket stadium as a reward for speaking out.
It's an unfortunate, no win situation.
 
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