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Thread: Next ashes year schedule, you guys seen this, CRAZY???

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    Next ashes year schedule, you guys seen this, CRAZY???

    Just looked it up, next Ashes is 2013, as we knew, but then England come straight here for the 2013/14 summer for 5 tests, who on earth agreed to that??? apparently the next seasn's World Cup in Australia meant Cricket Australia didnt want The Ashes clashing so they moved it a season earlier. That is insane, can you imagine losing to England TEN TESTS IN ONE YEAR????

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    Jonathan Agnew mentioned this during Melbourne. Insane stuff.

    EDIT: We play a stack of ODIs in between IIRC
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    That's ridiculous.

    That sense of anticipation just won't be the same on the first morning of the second series.

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    I'm shocked. Cant believe more people here havent registered disgust seeing its already known, i'm in disbelief our board would do this to our struggling team, reminds me of that woeful 1984- we played WI in back to back 5 test series and got the biggest thrashing, then England did the same thing scheduling back to back 5 test series!


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    Yeah I wasn't at home at the time otherwise I'd have posted, but it's truly ridiculous.

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    fwiw at worst we'd only be losing 9 times in a year to them.

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    This is ****ing awful.

    This surely can't happen. I refuse to believe both organistations will stand for it.

    CA have had no problem taking part in a World Cup a month after the Ashes since '99. They may have noticed - the standard practise was thrash England, win the WC. Easy.

    If they absolutely had to move it they should have moved it a year back - if England can wait two and a half years for the Ashes to come here, so can Australia. A ****ing dick move of the highest order.
    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

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    As with the Stunner Burger....

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    but none of those wc's have been hosted in australia. moving the ashes makes sense to me, but as above it should be a year back

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    Can I say again, I dont believe it, i'm actually angry. Screw the world cup, it may not even exist in 3 years the way 20 20 is going. Back to back Ashes is truly stupid, for both teams.

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    Ashes moving a year forward is a permanent move. The next series in England after 2013 will be in 2016 IIRC so the gap will return to what it is now. To stop the WC clashing
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    2 Ashes series in 2013? Overkill ftl.
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    I read about this a while ago and didn't think much of it. Not ideal but needs to be done if they want to get off the WC cycle.
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    Ashes and World Cup in the same year would've been awesome for audiences and revenue you'd think.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    That's ridiculous.

    That sense of anticipation just won't be the same on the first morning of the second series.
    So true. Everybody will be sick and tired of it by the third Test of the second series..

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