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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    ND are going to lose a lot of fringe and younger players to this hoarding.

    If you're Zak Gibson, Bharat Popli or Henry Cooper you start to look at your options. They're not as sexy as having the test attack on the books but they'll be wanting 10 FC games per year not 4-6.

    Especially when you're having to compete with experienced domestic cricketers as well when the test blokes aren't there.
    Gibson will play if he's good enough. Yeah Wagner's there a bit given he's not an NZ LO player but Southee and Boult won't be bar 1-2 games. More of a squeeze on top 6 given Watling, Anderson and now Astle will probably play a lot. Interesting how they'd squeeze in Astle, Anderson, Sodhi, Mitchell and Devcich into the same side as all-rounders/spinners

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNZ View Post
    Gibson will play if he's good enough. Yeah Wagner's there a bit given he's not an NZ LO player but Southee and Boult won't be bar 1-2 games. More of a squeeze on top 6 given Watling, Anderson and now Astle will probably play a lot. Interesting how they'd squeeze in Astle, Anderson, Sodhi, Mitchell and Devcich into the same side as all-rounders/spinners
    I think the Astle thing is a hoax.

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    I'm not sure what to make of this to be honest. I get that NZC has the overall central contract over its players and has to issue NoC. But I just can't see NZC stepping on KW's toes of when to or not to play, it isn't like he is a fast bowler. And the board went out of its way to let McCullum play whatever he wanted at the expense of NZ warmup tour games.

    Sounds to me like KW wants to take a more than well deserved break after the home summer and IPL overlap, and have June off (fair enough - its not like he gets a summer holiday in NZ). Whether NZC advised it and he agreed, or whether KW asked for it, I don't know. But I just can't see NZC dictating terms over KW's will right now after his stellar IPL year.

    Nevertheless I hope he has great holiday. And gets ready to repeat if not better what he did to Pakistan last time he was in the UAE.
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    I think I'd rather play the T20s and **** off home, too. NZC don't seem to care at all about test cricket, why destroy your body in FC games for a fraction of the money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hutt Rec View Post
    I think the Astle thing is a hoax.
    True. Stink one Mr Miyagi (or whoever posted it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Miyagi View Post
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    I'm not sure what to make of this to be honest. I get that NZC has the overall central contract over its players and has to issue NoC. But I just can't see NZC stepping on KW's toes of when to or not to play, it isn't like he is a fast bowler. And the board went out of its way to let McCullum play whatever he wanted at the expense of NZ warmup tour games.

    Sounds to me like KW wants to take a more than well deserved break after the home summer and IPL overlap, and have June off (fair enough - its not like he gets a summer holiday in NZ). Whether NZC advised it and he agreed, or whether KW asked for it, I don't know. But I just can't see NZC dictating terms over KW's will right now after his stellar IPL year.

    Nevertheless I hope he has great holiday. And gets ready to repeat if not better what he did to Pakistan last time he was in the UAE.
    I'm all for it. He's got a World Cup in a year, he's playing a lot of cricket, all that responsibility, needs to rest whenever is necessary. He's our #1 central contracted player and the work load we deem him for is more important than Yorkshire.

    Mind you, this is the same body that make the ****ing ridiculous decision to withhold Ross from the Big Bash, so anything they decide to do should be scrutinised.
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    He's seemed close to burnout a few times over the last few years. Definitely the right call from NZC on this occasion.

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    Forcing Kane away from cricket if he doesn't want to be away from cricket is probably far more harmful than whatever justification NZC might come up with, tbf.

    If Kane wants to play, let him play. If Kane doesn't want to play, don't make him play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Forcing Kane away from cricket if he doesn't want to be away from cricket is probably far more harmful than whatever justification NZC might come up with, tbf.

    If Kane wants to play, let him play. If Kane doesn't want to play, don't make him play.
    I firmly believe that outside of NZC games, this is the actual position of NZC. Which is why I posted in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Forcing Kane away from cricket if he doesn't want to be away from cricket is probably far more harmful than whatever justification NZC might come up with, tbf.

    If Kane wants to play, let him play. If Kane doesn't want to play, don't make him play.
    My guess is he'll be glad for the break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Forcing Kane away from cricket if he doesn't want to be away from cricket is probably far more harmful than whatever justification NZC might come up with, tbf.

    If Kane wants to play, let him play. If Kane doesn't want to play, don't make him play.
    I'd be very surprised if he wasn't a big part of the decision. I can't see them dictating terms to their captain and best player.
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    You'd hope they've learned from the Taylor debacle, as well.

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    Neesham going to wellington

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    Ha, yep. Otago could be in some strife here.

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    Ha, yep. Otago could be in some strife here.
    They were already in strife, now they're up **** creek.
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