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    Overseas Cricket

    would you leave your contry of birth to go to another country because you have a greater chance of making international cricket

    i have thought about going to play for england but then i thought nah i would rather play for Australia
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    Well I am going to South Africa, at the same age as Kevin Pietersen did the opposite.. I am not too fussed about playing international cricket even if I was superbly good, I wouldn't want to come back to England and be ravaged by the tabloids, sledged in Australia, sledged in South Africa, sledged everywhere.. Basically I'd keep quiet because I don't have the thick skin that Pietersen obviously does!

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    maybye england will start scouring the world for decent leggies and i might get a call never know

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    I would certainly go to New Zealand if it meant I could play decent club cricket yet alone for Central Districts or the Blackcaps. I have duo nationality so I'd be a bit of a "pietersen" figure, but I have a very strong loyalty to New Zealand and always will.

    I have never supported England in any sport when they come up against New Zealand. I have never owned a replica England shirt for any sport, I always chose a New Zealand one. People at my club call me "Kiwi"
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    I dont see why people shouldnt move abroad in persuir of their dream. Obviously the most heroic case was Basil Doliveira even if he was sadly never alowed too play against the country of his birth his move did so much for sport and for politics in south africa and indeed the whole world. If only he had moved earlier considering he didnt play for England untill he was into his mid 30s what a truely great test player he could have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubb
    I would certainly go to New Zealand if it meant I could play decent club cricket yet alone for Central Districts or the Blackcaps. I have duo nationality so I'd be a bit of a "pietersen" figure, but I have a very strong loyalty to New Zealand and always will.

    I have never supported England in any sport when they come up against New Zealand. I have never owned a replica England shirt for any sport, I always chose a New Zealand one. People at my club call me "Kiwi"
    I thought you were a Rhodie? You seem to have magnificent knowledge of the game in Zim

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    Would never play for anyone other than England. Football (soccer) has instilled me with a great sense of patriotism, so that's carried over into cricket and any other sport you care to mention.

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    If I was good enough, why not?

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    I think we all have loyalties to more than one country. I don't think there's anything wrong in that at all. Many British Asians & Afro-caribbeans chose to follow the test side of their parents' or grandparents' birth. I think it would certainly be possible for someone growing up in, say, South Africa with, say, an English mother to have similarly divided loyalties.

    I'm as proud a Pom as anyone, but I also keep an eye out for Ireland's football & Rugby teams. My mum's dad was a Mick (which means I'm qualified to play for them, unlike Tony Cascarino! ) & that came in v handy @ the 1994 footie WC when we (England) failed to qualify.

    I'm sure a certain maths-loving Scandinavian will be more than happy to tell you who qualified ahead of us......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    I thought you were a Rhodie? You seem to have magnificent knowledge of the game in Zim
    Some people do think that, I do really admire the Zimbabwe team, have done for years, and I like to be in the know when it comes to Zimbok cricket.

    My father was born in Waipukurau, in CD, but he left when he was five. I don't care if it's by the skin of my teeth, (I haven't got an accent) I'm a New Zealander.

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    I've got to say I couldn't ever see myself playing for another country - of course, not that playing international cricket could ever possibly happen .

    Maybe it's because I'm fifth generation Aus, so there's no chance of me scraping into another country via my parents, so I've never really given it any thought in the slightest, as opposed to people who are aware that the possibility of moving is there.

    Then again, maybe I should marry an Italian, Canadian or Dutch girl? Does that make you eligible? Does that even make you a citizen?

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    See how things go in Aus, otherwise I might head to England as I have both Aus and Euro citizenship.

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    This thread tells the story of my life.

    I would basically go to England and play first class cricket I would probably move to england at age of 18 right now I am 15 and in my eyes I have the right talent.

    I would love to play first class cricket in england and if I would have a chance I would play for england or move abroad to play for Zimbabwe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket player
    This thread tells the story of my life.

    I would basically go to England and play first class cricket I would probably move to england at age of 18 right now I am 15 and in my eyes I have the right talent.

    I would love to play first class cricket in england and if I would have a chance I would play for england or move abroad to play for Zimbabwe.

    I breath cricket
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    I just love cricket and one day I would probably be at a high level if not international.
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