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    No full South Africa tour of Australia until 2021

    South Africa secure festive Tests deal | South Africa Cricket News | Cricinfo.com

    ...what the ****?

    Not quite as bad as it initially looks but it means no more proper tours.

    Extra lame.
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    Isn't the South African team touring Australia right now?

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    Wasn't talking about the A team tbh

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    So this long winded debacle finally ends, about time. Back in 2001 Sa were whinging about it. SA get such poor crowds to most tests, they were never going to convince the Aus board to go to SA for a Boxing Day test, ludicrous suggestion. Every season SA hosts their own boxing day/new years tests (apart from they tour here) and they get poor crowds, having Australia there wont help. Hell no-one showed up last year for the return series after SA actually beat Aus in Aus!! If that didnt get people showing up nothing will.


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    Yeah there's no way CA will give away their boxing day and NY's tests. They're the most popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noble One View Post
    Isn't the South African team touring Australia right now?

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    Wasn't talking about the A team tbh
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    Hope SA does well to pull crowds for those tests now...seems like an attractive deal for them to be so aggressive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    South Africa secure festive Tests deal | South Africa Cricket News | Cricinfo.com

    ...what the ****?

    Not quite as bad as it initially looks but it means no more proper tours.

    Extra lame.
    Meh. Austrlalia playing South Africa in either Tests or ODIs every single year sounds like good news to me. I don't care if they don't play both in the same year, personally.
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    Would like a proper 3-4 match series though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robelinda View Post
    So this long winded debacle finally ends, about time. Back in 2001 Sa were whinging about it. SA get such poor crowds to most tests, they were never going to convince the Aus board to go to SA for a Boxing Day test, ludicrous suggestion. Every season SA hosts their own boxing day/new years tests (apart from they tour here) and they get poor crowds, having Australia there wont help. Hell no-one showed up last year for the return series after SA actually beat Aus in Aus!! If that didnt get people showing up nothing will.
    They did for the first test but like the Australian fans that didn't show up on the last day of the Perth/Melbourne tests (just chicken runners in the ground), they are fair weather. Cape Town tests usually draw good crowds mind.

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    yeah.. at least CA could have tried going there once during the festive season and then respond.. But this split tour thing works well for India/Australia, why not with SA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noble One View Post
    Isn't the South African team touring Australia right now?
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    Wasn't talking about the A team tbh
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    give 21yo smith a break. bradmans figures for his first few tests were comparable.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by robelinda View Post
    So this long winded debacle finally ends, about time. Back in 2001 Sa were whinging about it. SA get such poor crowds to most tests, they were never going to convince the Aus board to go to SA for a Boxing Day test, ludicrous suggestion. Every season SA hosts their own boxing day/new years tests (apart from they tour here) and they get poor crowds, having Australia there wont help. Hell no-one showed up last year for the return series after SA actually beat Aus in Aus!! If that didnt get people showing up nothing will.

    Ah the normal kneejerk Aussie reaction when the possibility of giving up the Boxing Day test is mooted.

    The facts are that SA got ptreyy reasonable crowds for the return Aussie tour despite the games being played in February (not a great time in SA to pull crowds)

    Another enduring myth is the tradition of the Boxing Day test. In cricketing terms this is a fairly new innovation and it wasn't all that long ago that CA replaced it with an ODI>

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    Yep, a myth similar to South Africa's fielding ability I'd say
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    1989 was the last time an odi was scheduled for boxing day, due to problems with Pakistan and their board. Nothing to do with tradition waning etc.

    If South Africa dont want to come here at that time then thats their right, doesnt make a whole lotta difference. We'll play them at the gabba now i guess early season.

    The fact is SA dont pull reasonable crowds at any time of the year consistently. We have great crowds for most tests almost every year, especially in the boxing day/new year period.
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