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    England axe Test for South Africa tour

    England didn't want to play the third test in india and now they have dropped the fifth test in SA .. Link

    and interestingly the ODI /T20 hungry BCCI have gone and asked NZC to increase the 2 test series to a 3 test one
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    Mate, that's pretty disappointing. I love 5 Test series, and England v SA is certainly, in my mind, an icon series worth preserving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biased indian View Post
    England didn't want to play the third test in india and now they have dropped the fifth test in SA .. Link

    and interestingly the ODI /T20 hungry BCCI have gone and asked NZC to increase the 2 test series to a 3 test one
    I blame the IPL.


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    **** the BCCI. **** the IPL.

    Oh wait....

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    Had this in Grinds my gears, it's the PE test they have axed and I'm fuming about it. I hate the IPL and all other bull**** that gets fed this way..

    What grates even more is that they schedule two tests within about half an hour of each other (Johannesburg and Centurion), where they can expect to fill about, say 20% of the stadia, and yet we in PE, which AFAIK is bigger than Centurion/Pretoria, have to drive 784km for our nearest test match.. That must be further than any other nation, unless you live in say, Alice Springs

    And then you get the elements who yadder on about test cricket being sacred and there is no way that this hit and giggle BS can touch it.. Well bro's, it's happening already and I'm sick of it
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    Obviously I'd rather have five Tests than four, but it's not the end of the world IMO. The schedule is rammed so it does kinda make sense to do this, although if the players are tired then they shouldn't be going to the IPL. Colly did say himself that they had no right to complain IIRC.
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    South Africa shouldn't play test cricket in P.E., 'bogey ground'.

    **** about losing a 5th test though.

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    So officially Ashes remain the only series to have 5 tests. Wonder when that also will get reduced.

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    Do we really normally play 5 tests against SA? I thought it was normally three or four anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    Do we really normally play 5 tests against SA? I thought it was normally three or four anyway.
    They passed a ruling on it over the summer to say that it will always be 5 tests in future due to its standing. Unfortunately, it seems these rulings can be overturned as quickly as they're made.

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    Damn I wanted to do my patented "damn the BCCI" thing when England **** things up, but its already done.

    So...

    England dropped a test vs. India
    England are having a best of 7 ODI series with Australia
    England dropped a test vs. South Africa

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    Just me or are England showing severe signs of being over cricket and each other at the moment. The blow up with Pietersen and Moores, players seemingly demanding that tours away get shortened. Just reading Gilly's account of how the Aussie team was feeling in the lead up to and during the 05 Ashes and there seem to be some parallels...
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