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    England risk shut-out from ICC


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    Something of a lose-lose situation indeed. Ah well, this govornment hasn't got that much left to lose any more, I hope they make the climbdown.

    Kinda wish this Twenty20 championship thingy had been held over here last year after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Something of a lose-lose situation indeed. Ah well, this govornment hasn't got that much left to lose any more, I hope they make the climbdown.

    Kinda wish this Twenty20 championship thingy had been held over here last year after all.
    I don't know what to think really. In a way I think they should stick with it, in a way I don't.

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    Don't think the government should back down. The whole thing is farcical tbh

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    If the Zimbabweans are refused visas then why isnít Benjani given the same treatment? He still represents Zimbabwe doesnít he?

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    Yeah but not when he's playing for citeh

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Don't think the government should back down. The whole thing is farcical tbh
    Agreed. England getting banned would show how ridiculous this whole thing is.

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    Does England ban diplomats from China? ICC would have no choice to but to move things away from England in that case.



    But, the fault here is with the ICC. They should have gotten rid of Zimbabwe a long time ago.
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    The way things have worked out it the only people who woulf have been really hurt by banning Chingoka from the UK, if that s the plan of action is the ICC who would have to organise their little shin-dig elsewhere
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    Agree with the point regarding China. The inconsistency prevents England emerging from this with complete credit.

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    I'd back the government 100% even if it meant losing ICC events. Money isnt everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Googenheim View Post
    Agree with the point regarding China. The inconsistency prevents England emerging from this with complete credit.
    It doesn't. Everyone knows there is nothing to be gained from fighting China. To expect someone to do so is plain ignorant.

    Anyway, as I said, I see more damage being done to English cricket if Chingoka is refused entry than damage done to Labour if he is admitted. Labour have already let their crown slip, badly, FFS my mum's talking about voting for Cameron in the next election, and perhaps even more remarkably, so am I. Neither of us have ever voted Tory in our lives (admittedly I've only had 1 chance and I voted Lib Dem anyway) and I think that sums-up how bad things have recently been.

    I'm completely unaware of the figures, but it sounds like there'd be biiiiiiiiiig problems if this Twenty20 lark was shifted elsewhere.

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    Ridiculous

    ICC needs to grow a back-bone and ........

    wait a minute, that'll never happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    It doesn't. Everyone knows there is nothing to be gained from fighting China. To expect someone to do so is plain ignorant.
    And the international isolation is really hurting Mugabe, is it? He is sitting on his fat ass with enough food while the country starves.

    The ICC should be ashamed here, but I love how England/India/Australia (and every other country) love to take a high and mighty moral stand against weak countries. If you're going to take a moral stand, I'd completely applaud and respect you if you took it consistently. Expel and ban Chinese diplomats with whats been happening in Tibet, but obviously we all know that will never ever happen. Zimbabwe is weak, so its very easy to show off your moral compass to the world and use them as an example.

    In any case, ICC can't do anything because it is forbidden to do anything by its very rules. They need to change the rules to say in case of exceptional internal circumstances, the board reserves the right to permanently strip Test status from a member board. It's unseemly to allow Chingoka to fly around the world talking great things about Zimbabwe cricket while his country's cricket, and the country itself is in shambles.
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