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    Charlotte Edwards sacked

    Leading run scorer of all time kicked out.

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...aptain-retires

    Coach wants to build a new team, which is something of a slap in the face to someone who actually built this team in the first place.
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    I was pretty surprised at the way she was treated. Good article on cricinfo as well. Consummate professional.

    For me to get closure and the team to move on, which is the most important thing, the decision had to be made. It is poor timing for me but right timing for the team. They are the most important people right now.
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    As far as I'm concerned the only relevant factor is whether or not she is one of the best 11 cricketers in the country/whether the best possible team is one that includes her.

    If she's not, then "dumping" her is fair enough. If she still is and it's a decision based solely on "youth policy" or new management wanting to forge a new team, then it's ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJediBrah View Post
    As far as I'm concerned the only relevant factor is whether or not she is one of the best 11 cricketers in the country/whether the best possible team is one that includes her.

    If she's not, then "dumping" her is fair enough. If she still is and it's a decision based solely on "youth policy" or new management wanting to forge a new team, then it's ****
    England's top run scorer at the World T20 last month, averaging 50 while the next best averaged 27
    England's top run scorer at the last 50-over world cup in 2013
    England's 2nd top run scorer in their last ODI series in SA

    There's no argument whatsoever that she isn't one of the best
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    Absolutely bizarre - after last summer's Ashes and the World T20 the women's game finally manages to get a toehold in the cricketing public's consciousness so they jettison their best player and the only one many people have heard of because she's 36?

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    Seems a very strange thing to have done dumping your best player when they are still a huge asset. By all means remove the captaincy if results aren't good enough but keep them on as a player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    England's top run scorer at the World T20 last month, averaging 50 while the next best averaged 27
    England's top run scorer at the last 50-over world cup in 2013
    England's 2nd top run scorer in their last ODI series in SA

    There's no argument whatsoever that she isn't one of the best
    In which case it's an inexplicable decision

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    Crazy to think she made her international debut in 1996 and is only 36 now.

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    That's fairly stupid, hard to get my head around that decision without thinking it's unfair

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    Ridiculous decision. Coach wanting to remove big personalities in dressing room because he demands yes women (that phrase doesn't quite have the same ring to it!).
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    wonder if there's an unfair dismissal suit in there somewhere

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    Strange stuff. Be interesting to see what role she takes going forward.

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    Have to think this decision was almost entirely based on the recent semi-final against Australia where her running and general fitness were seriously poor. Clearly that has an impact on the rest of the team when the captain sets such a bad example. Yet she still scored at a better strike rate than anyone else in the top 5 and scored more runs than anyone else in the team during the tournament.

    Is there no chance they could have simply told her that the running/fielding/fitness had to become a priority? Or even asked her to step down from the captaincy but remain in the team. It's very strange.

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    Maybe not the topic to bring this up, but does anyone actually watch and enjoy the woman's game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    Maybe not the topic to bring this up, but does anyone actually watch and enjoy the woman's game?
    Nope it's not the place to bring it up, and I would rather watch it then the IPL for instance.

    This seems a bit of a bizarre decision, but the capitulation at the t20 World Cup was pretty awful.
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