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    Bad Boy Afridi

    Afridi shook his bat at a spectator on his way to the dressing rooms on Wednesday. Now he faces the prospect of not playing in the first game of the world cup.
    Is the ICC getting too sensitive about player-spectator interaction?

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    4-8 odis, the hearing prob wont give a verdict till we are atelast 4 odis into this one

    so afridi will miss atleast 3 odis in the world cup, prob 7

    thats most of the world cup if he is found guilty


    this is jus crazy, they cant afford to go in without him OMG

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    Quote Originally Posted by jot1 View Post
    Afridi shook his bat at a spectator on his way to the dressing rooms on Wednesday. Now he faces the prospect of not playing in the first game of the world cup.
    Is the ICC getting too sensitive about player-spectator interaction?
    I believe some sort of punishment is required here. You can't have players getting into fights with the spectators, no matter what the provocation. However, a 4-Test or 8-ODI ban is too harsh IMO. I believe he should've been fined his match fee and banned for either a Test match or 2 ODI's at most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
    . I believe he should've been fined his match fee .
    What the hell does that achieve?!!!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
    I believe some sort of punishment is required here. You can't have players getting into fights with the spectators, no matter what the provocation. However, a 4-Test or 8-ODI ban is too harsh IMO. I believe he should've been fined his match fee and banned for either a Test match or 2 ODI's at most.
    He didn't get into a fight. He just shook his bat at him and went on walking.

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    To me it looked like he just swiveled around to pick something up and the bat unfortunately got in the way of a spectator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natman20 View Post
    To me it looked like he just swiveled around to pick something up and the bat unfortunately got in the way of a spectator.
    Yeah! Right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natman20 View Post
    To me it looked like he just swiveled around to pick something up and the bat unfortunately got in the way of a spectator.
    Nah, he was obviously swatting at a fly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    What the hell does that achieve?!!!!!!!
    Do I really have to explain to you how a financial fine might force someone to think twice before doing something stupid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
    Do I really have to explain to you how a financial fine might force someone to think twice before doing something stupid?
    Yeah its not like the cricketers don't need the money. They don't make mad money like baseball and basketball players.

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    Has anyone got a link for a clip of the incident? I didn't get to see yesterday's game.

    Is it more or less serious than Gibbs's "****ing Pakistanis" comment? In the interests of fairness we have to take his ban as the precedent, I'd say.
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    Last edited by nightprowler10; 08-02-2007 at 01:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Thanks. & it does!

    It doesn't look too clever, does it? Obviously there was no intent to do the guy any damage, but you can't flick your bat at a spectator from that close & not expect some consequence. With Afridi's previous misdemeanour(s) I think he could be looking at 4 matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
    Do I really have to explain to you how a financial fine might force someone to think twice before doing something stupid?
    You really think Afridi will care or change his actions just because of some petty fine when he has enough money already?.A fine will not in the slightest punish him.It's like UEFA fineing clubs with their violent fans especially in Italy.It teaches them nothing and it will be the same to Afridi.The only way Afridi will think twice is if it is a severe punishment.So you think he should have only been fined for scuffing up the pitch?.Fining someone is the easy way out for the ICC but it won't achieve anything.You have to get the message across that this behaviour no matter how much the person provoked him should not be tolerated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Thanks. & it does!

    It doesn't look too clever, does it? Obviously there was no intent to do the guy any damage, but you can't flick your bat at a spectator from that close & not expect some consequence. With Afridi's previous misdemeanour(s) I think he could be looking at 4 matches.
    4 ODIs (or 2 Tests) is the minimum for the charge (if found guilty), he should be looking at 6-8. Of course knowing the ICC they'll probably ban him for x amount of Tests instead.
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