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    Speed Sacked

    Malcolm Speed has according to cricinfo been put on paid leave for the remainder of his tenure as ICC CEO, apparently because of the the beef between him and 'certain' boards on a number of certain issues including Zimbabwe.


    Am I the only one who suspects that this action is as much a warning to the incoming CEO, Haroon Lorgat, not to rock the boat as it is punishment on Mr. Speed.
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    Mali and Lorgat as ICC president and CEO? Outrageous! Clearly too much concentration of power in one country!

    Seriously - rather surprised to see Speed has apparently objected to Zimbabwe in some way. If that's true, he's gone up - a bit - in my estimation.
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    Stil,l considering he was the most vocal guy in a position to do something about it to 'tell it like it is' on Zimbabwe's finances, and that since then the ICC went and staged the biggest cop-out by somehow not seeing enough inconsistencies in their financial audit to take action against Zimbabwe, I worry that this is meant to encourage Mr Loorgat when he takes over to let the issue slide.

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    Ive no idea what Lorgat has done to deserve this. His tenure at the top of SA cricket was a mess.
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    My god, the man actually showed some morality about Zimbabwe. Typically, though, it was concerned with finance and money, not an objection to racism and oppression. He is a spineless, incompetent fool who should never have risen to such a position. I hold Malcolm Speed in nothing but complete and utter contempt and if I ever met him I would tell him so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Ive no idea what Lorgat has done to deserve this. His tenure at the top of SA cricket was a mess.
    Yeah my thoughts exactly, was nothing short of astonished to hear of him taking-up the position TBH.

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    That's what you get for trying to take a moral stand in the ICC. So ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    That's what you get for trying to take a moral stand in the ICC. So ridiculous.
    It is partly his fault though. He never took a moral stand until this incident. Anyone who tried to do so under his leadership was shut up or punished like he punished England at the 2003 World Cup. The man had no morals when it came to Zimbabwe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubb View Post
    It is partly his fault though. He never took a moral stand until this incident. Anyone who tried to do so under his leadership was shut up or punished like he punished England at the 2003 World Cup. The man had no morals when it came to Zimbabwe.
    That's the board though, he doesn't have that power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubb View Post
    It is partly his fault though. He never took a moral stand until this incident. Anyone who tried to do so under his leadership was shut up or punished like he punished England at the 2003 World Cup. The man had no morals when it came to Zimbabwe.
    Yeah. I dont know the full rights or wrong of the situation.

    However, I know people that also hold Flower and Olonga in contempt for the same reason as their black armband protest could of happened far sooner and they only did it to promote their career and profile when they knew they were leaving.

    The same logic applies to both. Speed and Olonga and Flower could have done more sooner but does that devalue the time when they actually make a decision to oppose?

    I dont know the answer. Would be interesting to be privy to the private thoughts of Speed over the years and whether he has been consistent in opinion when behind closed doors.

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    The ICC has proven itself to be morally bankrupt. The real power in the game now lies with the BCCI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marius View Post
    The ICC has proven itself to be morally bankrupt. The real power in the game now lies with the BCCI.
    What's that got to do with this?

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    Not really a surprise to see a South African supporting morally bankrupt Zimbabwe - it's President of SA's official stance towards that country

    Unfortunately, it's brought disgrace upon the game and, in particular, the ICC (not that they'd see it that way) and the place should be cleaned out as a result

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Not really a surprise to see a South African supporting morally bankrupt Zimbabwe - it's President of SA's official stance towards that country

    Unfortunately, it's brought disgrace upon the game and, in particular, the ICC (not that they'd see it that way) and the place should be cleaned out as a result
    Who is going to clean it out? You need six votes out of ten.

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