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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Call me a bleeding heart liberal but I'm not sure I share the general appetite for dishing out a life ban to an 18 year old.

    Having said which, the question of whether he is in fact 18 is itself open to some doubt.
    Yeah, there's a precedent with Herschelle Gibbs and the other guy getting 6 month bans. Although that was partly because Gibbs ****ed up his end of the deal and actually scored runs.

    Although the only real argument I've got against Amir getting a life ban is that I think he's a gun and I really love watching him bowl. That's not a great argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    Can we afford not to play them with 100,000 spectators paying 50 a punt? We can't have a 5m black hole in the accounts... World XI time??
    They'll have insurance, though I don't know under what circumstances they could claim for. And besides you still don't make as much because you lose out on ancillaries like food and drink.

    If Pakistan do end the tour early then could the ECB draft in West Indies, Sri Lanka or South Africa to replace them? Wouldn't be ideal, but better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Call me a bleeding heart liberal but I'm not sure I share the general appetite for dishing out a life ban to an 18 year old.

    Having said which, the question of whether he is in fact 18 is itself open to some doubt.
    You do have a point. Despite the fury of my previous post, one suspects that this runs deeper than just Aamer and Asif behaving like plonkers. Who knows what type of external pressure and coercion they were under; this is a systematic failure of the PCB.

    I do feel sorry for the ECB here. They've been fantastic to Pakistan this summer, and this is how we repay them! Arrgh
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    I wonder why Afridi really quit
    I wonder why Younis Khan was really forced out
    I wonder when we will stop asking questions and learn the truth
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Yeah, there's a precedent with Herschelle Gibbs and the other guy getting 6 month bans. Although that was partly because Gibbs ****ed up his end of the deal and actually scored runs.

    Although the only real argument I've got against Amir getting a life ban is that I think he's a gun and I really love watching him bowl. That's not a great argument.
    Yeah same here, although maybe if others were the ring leaders and he was influenced by senior members of the side you could make a case for a lengthy ban rather than a life one.

    Anyway we will have to wait and see how this all turns out before really speculating on bans and such like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pskov View Post
    If Pakistan do end the tour early then could the ECB draft in West Indies, Sri Lanka or South Africa to replace them? Wouldn't be ideal, but better than nothing.
    Let's invite India and Sri Lanka for a tri-series. They haven't played each other for eight hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pskov View Post
    They'll have insurance, though I don't know under what circumstances they could claim for. And besides you still don't make as much because you lose out on ancillaries like food and drink.

    If Pakistan do end the tour early then could the ECB draft in West Indies, Sri Lanka or South Africa to replace them? Wouldn't be ideal, but better than nothing.
    South Africa are off to play Pakistan in Dubai AFAIK.. No test championship.. No context.. If ever there were more condusive conditions for a spot of something illegit happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    I wonder why Afridi really quit
    I wonder why Younis Khan was really forced out
    I wonder when we will stop asking questions and learn the truth
    Apparently, Afridi was the good guy and they wanted Butt instead.

    Ironic, Afridi the Honest Man.

    Afridi! The guy who dances on the pitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    I wonder why Afridi really quit
    I wonder why Younis Khan was really forced out
    I wonder when we will stop asking questions and learn the truth
    It is all rather curious. Younis Khan is Pakistan's best batsmen and cannot get a look-in because of his refusal to apologise to a PCB official - that is odd even by Pakistani standards.

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    Just heard on Pakistani news channel "Dunia News" that Amir's conversation with this Majeed dude has been found the record of and its possible that he might be arrested...

    Please dont'...please dont.......this is too much to handle for me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Apparently, Afridi was the good guy and they wanted Butt instead.

    Ironic, Afridi the Honest Man.

    Afridi! The guy who dances on the pitch.

    Pakistan banned from all international cricket including the next WC IMO.
    If this is as bad it looks (am going to keep saying if out of hope) then it really could be the end for Pakistan for quite some time in international cricket.

    Already are a side in dissaray who cannot play home matches, do not think the MCC will be quick to sponser any 'Spirit of cricket matches' in the near future either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    Let's invite India and Sri Lanka for a tri-series. They haven't played each other for eight hours.
    Incorrect. They have just finished playing the midnight Mars-bar 20-20 challenge. It's been half an hour at most.

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