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    These three tests vs South Africa...

    ...here's a petition to try and get a 4th. Don't think this has been posted?

    Can't see it succeeding in practical terms but even if it embarrassed the ECB it will serve a purpose.

    https://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/testingtimes

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    4 tests should be enough to get SA to #1

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    SA are really getting screwed (or screwing up, probably more likely) their Test situation. What happened to that grand announcement that SA vs. Eng. was going to be 'an Icon series' from now on & that they'd all be 4-5 match series?

    I guess CSA decided it'd be better to have year long breaks & some T20's rather.

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    when did this announcement ever take place?


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    http://www.ecb.co.uk/ecb/about-ecb/m...301285,EN.html

    ... but then, obviously when the schedule for the 2012 series was released, nothing. The WWE has better continuity than that.

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    Wish they'd just bin off the 5 match ODI series vs Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nexxus View Post
    'Icon' status for England v South Africa - Media Releases - About ECB - ECB - ECB

    ... but then, obviously when the schedule for the 2012 series was released, nothing.
    Funnily enough the 2009/10 series was also after that announcement, yet that also wasn't 5 matches...
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Funnily enough the 2009/10 series was also after that announcement, yet that also wasn't 5 matches...
    Haha yeah, it's pish isn't it? Sign an agreement so that all future series between the two sides will be 5 Tests, then within 4 months break that agreement due to "scheduling pressures" (which was a load of pish considering we got an extra 2 T20Is and 2 ODIs thrown in) and then blame the Olympics for only being able to fit in 3 Tests next summer, despite the fact that we've found room for a 5 match ODI series vs Australia in between the West Indies and South Africa series.

    I'd quite happily lose the ODIs at the end of the tour tbh, I don't care about them.
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    Yeah, as icons go it's all not very, well, iconic is it?

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    Signed. Can't wait for the series, both teams have very attractive bowling attacks which makes for grand neutral viewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    Signed. Can't wait for the series, both teams have very attractive bowling attacks which makes for grand neutral viewing.
    Haha, that must have hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Haha, that must have hurt.
    Suspicious imo.

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    Don't be too disappointed guys we get that wonderfully popular ODI series against the Aussies a series so popular Graeme Swann couldn't give his free tickets away for last time.

    But seriously? DO we have to host the WI at the end of the summer for 2 pointless T20s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viscount Tom View Post
    Don't be too disappointed guys we get that wonderfully popular ODI series against the Aussies a series so popular Graeme Swann couldn't give his free tickets away for last time.

    But seriously? DO we have to host the WI at the end of the summer for 2 pointless T20s?
    We either play the Windies or hand back a big bag of cash to Sky.

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    Does anyone go on other sites where they can post the link? I've done a few but not specific cricket sites.

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