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    Player transfer system?

    Zimbabwe's Kevin Pietersen? Australian players' chief suggests cricket transfer system

    The head of Australia's players' union has made a radical proposal to introduce a transfer system to "better utilise unemployed Test-quality players", suggesting a star such as unwanted England batsman Kevin Pietersen could be retained on the international scene by playing for a country such as Zimbabwe.


    This is not actually a bad idea. Could revive some nations that are flagging, provide some leadership where it is lacking, and give deserved guys a shot where they might not.

    Obviously needs to be some restrictions etc, but can't help but think it'd also inject some interest into cricket as well.
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    Can Zimbabwe afford KP?
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    Not for international cricket no, for franchise cricket ,ect sure.

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    Absolutely the worst idea I've seen all year, and that includes all of Loko's suggestions.
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    Greg Dyer's really dropped the ball there, and not for the first time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Absolutely the worst idea I've seen all year, and that includes all of Loko's suggestions.
    lol this

    brb "hey how would you like to live in Zimbabwe from now on, and they'll pay you less for a 5 year contract than 5 games of county cricket"

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    What a way to entrench the power of the Big Three. "Hey quality Zimbabwean player, come play for us, we have cash"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    What a way to entrench the power of the Big Three. "Hey quality Zimbabwean player, come play for us, we have cash"
    TBF, one could argue this kinda happens anyway
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    Zimbo don't win enough to be able to tolerate dickheads, so sending KP there is a bad idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Absolutely the worst idea I've seen all year, and that includes all of Loko's suggestions.
    It's not the worst idea at all. Obviously there'd be some sort of system in place to ensure it's not abused and to make sure it's benefitting struggling nations, and guys who should play test cricket but might not.

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    You can't just arbitrarily change a players nationality though, hence it being a ****ing stupid idea.

    Oh, and Pietersen should not be playing test cricket as he's past it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    It's not the worst idea at all. Obviously there'd be some sort of system in place to ensure it's not abused and to make sure it's benefitting struggling nations, and guys who should play test cricket but might not.
    It's completely financially and practically non-viable and ansurd

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    the whole point of international cricket is playing for your country, not who buys you

    so it's a no from me
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    Looking at the current line up he'd get in the South Africa middle order easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    TBF, one could argue this kinda happens anyway
    Yeah absolutely. There's basically a cap of how good you're allowed to be before you don't play for Zimbabwe or Ireland.

    If anything I'd like to see less of this; not more.
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