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    Kerry Packer

    Passed away overnight.

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    Just heard about it, RIP
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    sad to hear

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    I presume that's why The Aussie players are wearing black armbands today?

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    Whatever people say, IMO WSC was absolutely vital for a game in financial decline. RIP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Halsey
    Whatever people say, IMO WSC was absolutely vital for a game in financial decline. RIP.
    Yep, second that

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    A great man. RIP

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    RIP. Arguably the instigator of cricket as it's played today. Also voted the most influential man in Australian sport.

    Any idea who's leading his media empire now?
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    His son James

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    I presume that's why The Aussie players are wearing black armbands today?
    Yep that is the reason. A story of the great man I heard:

    In a casino in the USA there was a loud mouthed person making a lot of noise in the high rollers room. Packer said 'Shut up' The fellow replied in a raised voice "do you know who I am?"

    "Don't worry about who you are, how much are you worth" inquired Packer

    "I am worth 140 million dollars" said the other fellow still yelling

    Kerry Packer picked up a chip and said "Lets flip for it"
    You know it makes sense.

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    RIP Kerry Packer, a true pioneer and I'm sure his legacy will live on for many a generation.
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    RIP, if it weren't him where would cricket be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    RIP, if it weren't him where would cricket be?
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    One must respect what he did for our great game. It takes an adventurous man to do what he did, and it worked.

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    He did a lot for cricket. I`ll leave it there.
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