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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
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    Yeah I gotta agree with Scaly here.

    Doesn't mean its not funny that they're not playing spinners But it is wrong.

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    I don't think it's that bad tbh. Yes it's somewhat unpleasant that they're going out of their way to hinder England's preparations, but they're just trying to give themselves the best possible chance they can to win the series. After all, did England give India an early look at what it would be like facing Anderson, Broad and Tremlett at Trent Bridge by sending them over to Taunton in mid July for their warm up?

    And you never know, it might come back and bite them in the ass if all of England's batsmen get lots of time at the crease and confidence in the bank. One of the issues in the UAE was that Bell, Morgan and KP all failed in the warm ups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    but they're just trying to give themselves the best possible chance they can to win the series.
    That line can be used for any unsporting tactic though.

    Scaly is right, the whole point of "allowing" touring opposition the chance to play tour games is for proper practice. Otherwise, as Scaly also said, you could just intentionally prepare pitches completely unlike what they will face in the tests, you can give them ****ty locker rooms etc.


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    Nah, whinging about the type of attack the opposition is putting out is ridiculous.

    Tour games are about getting confidence and getting into form ahead of the series, who cares if they're not playing a spinner.
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    What would your view be if they prepared a pitch completely foreign to any Indian pitch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    What would your view be if they prepared a pitch completely foreign to any Indian pitch?
    Then it might be a concern.

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    Righto, I see where you are drawing a distinction.

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    Sky and the Beeb have reached the **** it we'll use Star's videos and do comms from home stage.

    BCCI wining the **** award.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Nah, whinging about the type of attack the opposition is putting out is ridiculous.

    Tour games are about getting confidence and getting into form ahead of the series, who cares if they're not playing a spinner.
    If they were going all out spin to exploit England's weakness then that would be fair enough. But this isn't about trying to win - the opposite in fact. The motive is clearly to piss about with England's preparations and they're quite happy to sabotage themselves to do so.

    Then there's the all too predictable bull**** the BCCI are pulling with Sky and the BBC.

    BCCI showing they've nailed down "it's just not cricket" pretty well. Treating the game like crap.
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    What did they do to Sky and BBC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    What did they do to Sky and BBC?
    Tried to charge them £500,000 each for the right to work at the venue.
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    Sigh. Kinda sucks being an Indian fan atm. Our board is ****ing ********, 75% of our players are absolute douchebags, we're represented in the commentators box by complete ***** and to top it all off we have the infamous fanboys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Sigh. Kinda sucks being an Indian fan atm. Our board is ****ing ********, 75% of our players are absolute douchebags, we're represented in the commentators box by complete ***** and to top it all off we have the infamous fanboys.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viscount Tom View Post
    Sky and the Beeb have reached the **** it we'll use Star's videos and do comms from home stage.

    BCCI wining the **** award.
    I hope the ECB as a one off try the same trick when India come over here, imagine the wailing then from India when Gavaskar is denied the opportunity to go to the ground unless they pay way over the odds to let him.

    All pathetic if you ask me, do India try this with any other nation?



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