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    ICC to rebel players: You lied

    Pretty sad developments.

    http://aus.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/C...17OCT2004.html

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    "Zimbabwe's Test status was never under threat," said Ehsan Mani, the president of the ICC. They were suspended from Test cricket earlier this year, ahead of a hiding-to-nothing series against Australia, after a team of rookies had been thrashed in consecutive matches against Sri Lanka.

    "Zimbabwe was stopped from playing Test cricket because they lost many of their leading established players," added Malcolm Speed, the ICC chief executive.


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    A very interesting way of putting it.

    And why did they "lose" these players?

    As a side note, a lot of the French national team's established footballers have been retiring in the past couple of months - does that mean FIFA should temporarily stop them playing?
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    I read that their Test status was postponed regarding the potential hiding to nothing from AUS, after a series of defeats v SRL...............

    dare I say it but I can't see anything different happening when ENG tour from the SRL tour, regardless of Harmison & Co (although none of them is up for the Test bowling record are they.................)

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    Looks like another vomit-inducing whitewash from the ICC scum. Has that lot packed their bags and left London yet? If not, why not?


    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    As a side note, a lot of the French national team's established footballers have been retiring in the past couple of months - does that mean FIFA should temporarily stop them playing?

    Maybe after Henry (massively overrated European competition/International flop) has finished humiliating himself and his country, about the time France get knocked out of the 2006 World Cup would be a good time (go Ireland, Switzerland and even Israel, first remotely difficult qualifying group France have been in for ages).


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    France always get Israel.

    It's one of the most pathetic, spineless and incompetent management-level decisions I have seen since I last hit the CWXI forum.
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    [QUOTE=anzac]I read that their Test status was postponed regarding the potential hiding to nothing from AUS, after a series of defeats v SRLQUOTE]

    wouldn't that also mean that after RSA's previous two outing to NZ and Sri Lanka, that their test status would be questioned, hehehe

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    One of the worst snowjobs ever.

    On a related subject, what do people make of these strange articles on cricinfo a couple of weeks ago, where it seemed to be alleged that certain players in the South African side were being isolated and treated differently because of their race?

    Does anybody have any more details on that? The stories I read were extremely vague.

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    This is shameful. Its yet another blot on the much tarnished (deservedly) name of the world cricket establishment.

    From Calcutta and Mumbai to London, the cricket administrators stink

    How much do you think is the British Governments role (if any) in this despicable display ??

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    [QUOTE=shaka]
    Quote Originally Posted by anzac
    I read that their Test status was postponed regarding the potential hiding to nothing from AUS, after a series of defeats v SRLQUOTE]

    wouldn't that also mean that after RSA's previous two outing to NZ and Sri Lanka, that their test status would be questioned, hehehe

    nice try for a sly dig - but not in the same ball park - didn't RSA actually draw v NZL by winning the 3rd Test?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    This is shameful. Its yet another blot on the much tarnished (deservedly) name of the world cricket establishment.

    From Calcutta and Mumbai to London, the cricket administrators stink

    How much do you think is the British Governments role (if any) in this despicable display ??
    And now they are planning to gag selectors from making derogatory comments about umpires. So much for freedom of speech. Where does the madness end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    This is shameful. Its yet another blot on the much tarnished (deservedly) name of the world cricket establishment.

    From Calcutta and Mumbai to London, the cricket administrators stink

    How much do you think is the British Governments role (if any) in this despicable display ??
    Doubt there was much UK government involvement in all honesty.

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    Humour aside, the core evidence behind this ruling seems to be based around the situation where Streak resigned/was sacked.

    From what I can tell, Streak threatened to quit over a disagreement over Ebrahim's reclassification as "White". The board then said, "fine, quit" - so he did, and it was viewed in many circles (including that of the rebel players) as a sacking.

    That action in itself wasn't racist (whatever the roots were) - so therein lies the issue and the technical basis to the ruling (heavily simplified).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    Humour aside, the core evidence behind this ruling seems to be based around the situation where Streak resigned/was sacked.

    From what I can tell, Streak threatened to quit over a disagreement over Ebrahim's reclassification as "White". The board then said, "fine, quit" - so he did, and it was viewed in many circles (including that of the rebel players) as a sacking.

    That action in itself wasn't racist (whatever the roots were) - so therein lies the issue and the technical basis to the ruling (heavily simplified).
    I appreciate that, but jeez you think the ICC could go further and actually reprimand the ZCU. They always 'play it by the book', that book needs to be changed....

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