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- As featured in The Independent.
"The committee discussed the issue of illegal bowling actions, and believed that there are a number of bowlers currently employing suspect actions in international cricket, and that the ICC's reporting and testing procedures are not adequately scrutinising these bowlers."
- Even the ICC's own official press release thinks things must change
Anyway those were both OD games. There's no knowing how they would cope in a 4 day game against say ireland, on their legendarily soft wickets. (Then again most of Ireland's better players would probably opt for playing County Cricket so it would be a moot point)
Ha yeah, my bad.
Think it's a good idea, personally. They're not playing Tests and it'd be silly to just leave them in limbo.
I also think Ireland would give them a run for their money providing they were somewhere near full strength.
Well and A games for zimbabwe,but since only the asian countries will play them thats not many A sides to pick from.And asian A sides are constantly touring zimbabwe.
Wet indies cancelled their tour andso did canada,an australia,nz and england.
Apart from asia no one will touch them.
Probably a good move for all sides, as long as Namibia don't lose FC status, due to poor OD matches. Maybe no FC matches will also make UAE look to future and try and develop some talent rather then playing for now with 50 year olds.
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Posts: 1,338 Actually someone could correct me if i am wrong but the last time australia A played zimbabwe was 1990/01,never played kenya,did play ireland and scotland in late 90.s.
The australian academy played zimbabwe the year they played kenya,before then i think it was 1994/95 and they we're first class games,i think ashley noffke toured.
Generally tho australia A plays s africa,india,pakistan and nz and no one else.
Anyway I digress, It would be an enourmous shame if Namibia were to lose their FC status based on OD form, maybe even ludicrous.
A second division of the Intercontinental Cup for the other HPP countries would probably have resolved the issue better but the ICC, true to form never think these things through.
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