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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Yeah, agreed. "Hooker" is to prostitute as "chippy" is to carpenter or "sparks" is to electrician, surely?
    Or H*** for homosexuals or P*** for asians? (and I know the latter is implied to be used on pakistanis but idiots use it to offend other asians as well)
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    No.
    Or something.

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    This is the Asia Cup match in question

    I mean, it's circumstantial, but it looks pretty bad, two run outs, no one except Afridi (who is supposed to not be a part of the whole thing) doing anything with the bat.

    From the Cricinfo match report

    The batsmen before Afridi seemed either incompetent of or uninterested in the chase, the batsmen with him seemed intent on running themselves out,
    Afridi then reminded the crowd Pakistan were indeed trying to win the match.
    (or not)

    Perhaps he didn't deserve to lose on the night, but then again many of his team-mates didn't deserve to win.
    Pakistan top order is clueless: Against high-quality bowling from Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara, the openers are like rabbits in headlights; Pakistan are reduced to 32 for 4 in the 14th over.
    (bold from original article)

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    If they won't kick Pakistan out of the ICC, which I think at this rate they need to be, but if they won't then the ICC at least needs to boot them from the 2011 World Cup I think. A message one way or another has to be sent to the PCB that we're not allowing this sport to take any more of this debacery.


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    I think one important thing should be kept in mind in this context.

    I think all involved cricketers should be banned for life, no question about that. And I shall hate them for this. But I can still pay respect to some of their qualities. I shall still think that Asif was a fine bowler and Aamer was a hot prospect. Just like I still think that Azharuddin was an very good batsman, and I loved to watch him play as much as I love watching VVS Laxman play. I still say that Cronje was a good captain and a good all round cricketer. I hated the thing that Mike Tyson did, the thing for which he was banned from professional boxing for life. But that doesn't mean that I can deny the fact that he was an amazing boxer and I loved to watch him in action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    Go to hawkeye, click speed readings and click Malinga's ball timed at 109mph - made me smile a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post

    People like Azharuddin are now honourable members of parliament.
    Azhar was banned for life as a cricketer. He was elected by the people into the Parliament, there is nothing illegal about it.

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    BBC News top story is the Pakistan spot-fixing scandal, featuring a piece by Jonathan Agnew entitled "Disaster for Pakistan".

    Priorities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    This is the Asia Cup match in question

    I mean, it's circumstantial, but it looks pretty bad, two run outs, no one except Afridi (who is supposed to not be a part of the whole thing) doing anything with the bat.

    From the Cricinfo match report




    (or not)




    (bold from original article)
    i remember this match.. afridi played his heart out to win this match..

    ban these mother ****ers.. soo depressed and heartbroken..
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    Heres a pretty good youtube video of the entire incident:

    YouTube - Match-fixer pockets 150k as he rigs England-Pakistan Test at....mp4
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronK View Post
    just watched Michael Holding almost breaking in to tears specially when talking about aamir..

    i am glad that at least someone who is not pakistani feeeling the same pain that we are feeling..
    aamir how could you? why?
    Watched that myself Holding looked devastated. Interesting that he said whilst involved with the ICC he learned that the ICC had info regarding corruption that did not become public knowledge as the ICC were too scared of legal cases against them.

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    ****ing hate these bash the ICC articles.

    The ICC is far from perfect, but why muddy the waters by writing about it's systemic problems?

    The players cheated and they should be banned for life.

    I mean, if you're underpaid as an employee, it doesn't give you the right to be corrupt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cover drive man View Post
    Or H*** for homosexuals or P*** for asians? (and I know the latter is implied to be used on pakistanis but idiots use it to offend other asians as well)
    Please, please, please read through what you post before hitting reply. There is no way on earth that these are analogous situations, and you appear very keen to paint every word or sentence uttered in black or white rather than appreciating the myriad shades of grey in between.

    Not all slang is abusive. Not all abuse is slang. Yes, there is a crossover, but context is absolutely everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    ****ing hate these bash the ICC articles.

    The ICC is far from perfect, but why muddy the waters by writing about it's systemic problems?

    The players cheated and they should be banned for life.

    I mean, if you're underpaid as an employee, it doesn't give you the right to be corrupt.
    TBH, even as much as I dislike Conn's writing, I agree somewhat with both he and you. You're right on the personal responsibility angle but that the anti-corruption arm of the ICC was scooped by News of the World is a huge swing and a miss for them. The lack of a public report re: Zimbabwe really is quite an omission too.
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    I think it should be remembered too that the ICC is not some separate governing world body. All it is, is the 10 or 11 chairmen of each nation's cricket board. Until you have an independent governing body, then people should expect vested interests to prevail, and shouldn't be so shocked, so indignant when they do.

    Anyway, I think the focus should be on the players here, dealing with the governance of world cricket is for another time. While this scandal is fresh in our minds, it is a perfect opportunity to send a message that any contact with bookmakers means a life ban. If you've rang them back, if you've instigated contact, if you've compromised yourself...then you're out. Off to the pavillion for life.



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