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    Why not? A Proposal

    Im sure many of you will be familiar with Sealand.

    For those that are not, it is an old sea fort off the coast of England that some people took over in the 1960s and declared themselves an independant nation.

    As it was outside UK waters they still have the claim though noone recognises it.

    Anyway, what has this to do with cricket I hear you all ask?

    Well, according to their wiki page the national sports teams are just groups recognised by the Sealand 'government'.

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    Sealand has official national athletes, including non-Sealanders. These athletes take part in various sports, including pole-dancing, mini-golf and football.[42] Sealand is actually a member of the Nouvelle Fédération-Board, a football sanctioning body for non-recognized states and states not members of FIFA.

    Sealand's first official athlete was Darren Blackburn of Oakville, Ontario, Canada, who was appointed in 2003. Blackburn has represented Sealand at a number of local sporting events, including marathons and off-trail races.[43] Sealand's official U-20 National Football team is coached by American high school soccer coach Rory Miller and is mostly composed of players from his current and recent past roster at Muhlenberg North High School in Greenville, Kentucky. Mountaineer Slader Oviatt carried the Sealandic flag to the top of Muztagh Ata in 2004.[44] Since 16 December 2007, the Yorkshire-based airsoft team "SART" (Sheffield Armed Response Team)[45] represents the Principality at airsoft games as its national team. Also in 2007, Michael Martelle represented the Principality of Sealand in the World Cup of Kung Fu, held in Quebec City, Canada; bearing the designation of Athleta Principalitas Bellatorius (Principal Martial Arts Athlete and Champion), Martelle won two silver medals, becoming the first-ever Sealand athlete to appear on a world championship podium.[46]

    The Principality is also represented at the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals by the team from Dobbs Ferry High School in Dobbs Ferry, New York. The team members carried the Sealand flag in the 2007 DI Global Finals Opening Ceremony, and plan to do so again at the 2008 event.
    I propose that if a real CW XI ever gets around to playing cricket friendlies ie at meetups (as I hope they will) then we approach to also represent Sealand as the national team.

    Nothing serious but a bit of fun
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    I can think of a lot of reasons why not. But all of them are terrible. Let's get 'er done.
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    We should seriously contact them and ask to be the representative sealand cricket team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    We should seriously contact them and ask to be the representative sealand cricket team.
    I thought that was what I was suggesting


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    I thought that was what I was suggesting
    I know, I was agreeing with you.

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    I'd rather try and break into their pole-dancing team.

    Though if its the sport first mentioned on Wiki, it must be what they're best at.
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    Yeah. Will need to study their pole-dancing moves before we make any rash judgements about cricket being the right avenue.
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    What if you've already represented another country? What is the qualifying period to be eligible for Sealand?
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    I'm hoping to qualify via my Sealandian grandmother.

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    This would be likely to be quite a few years down the line, of course, but it's certainly something interesting to keep in mind.
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