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    Zimbabwe to play intercontinental cup


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    They would run riot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    They would run riot.
    Yup, and that's the quandry with deciding what to do with Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

    Neither are good enough for Test cricket, but both are far too good for the top associates.

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    Last time they played Ireland it was a tie tbf.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.


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    Trouble is, with Britannia spreading her skirt to welcome the finest flowering of Irish cricketing talent, yer Micks are always going to have one hand tied around their balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Last time they played Ireland it was a tie tbf.
    Cricinfo - 1st Match: Ireland v Zimbabwe at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 17, 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Last time they played Ireland it was a tie tbf.
    Dang beat me to it...

    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)
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    Ha yeah, my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    They would run riot.
    yup, but it would a world of good for them. Ditto for Bangladesh. It would give them the winning mentality which would do them real good when they play the Top 8 sides. FC records that are thought to be untouchable would have chances to be broken.

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    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brockley View Post
    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.
    True, but generally I have found that only Asian A teams seem willing to wander away from familiar opponents. See Kenya hosting several Indian, Pakistani, and Sri Lanka developmemt XIs tours since 2001 yet only one Australian academy side and nothing from New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa, or England.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brockley View Post
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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.
    I didtinctly remember kenya playing against some Australian academy side as warm up to their home series against Bangladesh in 2006.

    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.
    Last edited by andruid; 02-05-2009 at 08:58 AM.

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