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    The Kolpak Rule in force.

    Leicestershire have signed Claude Henderson under the Kolpak rule - Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

    My view of it is that it isn't necessarily bad.
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    Kolpak rule? EU passport?
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    Good thing... hendo is a quality spinner


    But what is the Kolpak rule?? Does he have a Dutch passport?
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    For those of us who are non-Kolpak literate:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3529413.stm

    Basically, it's illegal for an organisation to prevent a player from playing due to nationality.

    I look forward to seeing the CC come back to life.
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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    For those of us who are non-Kolpak literate:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3529413.stm
    Right.. Having digested that it looks like we could have Eastern Province B and one english guy in your typical county...

    Is that good for English cricket???

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    Originally posted by Langeveldt
    Right.. Having digested that it looks like we could have Eastern Province B and one english guy in your typical county...

    Is that good for English cricket???
    Except Eastern Province B are all rubbish... we'll lose the rubbish in the CC system and the CC will be stronger, and the youth players who come through will be tougher.

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    Also, the way I've read it, such players have to renounce their rights to be a "home" player in their home country...

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    Interesting how people so far seem infavour of this, but in the main are against the 2 overseas players, and the EU players...

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    Originally posted by luckyeddie
    It's a shame that there isn't a reciprocal arrangement with Australia. I had someone desperate to recruit me on a contract in Australia for a complex computer project - but I fell foul of their disgraceful ageist rules (I'm over 45).
    Are you sure it wasn't the lack of criminal convictions that meant you missed out?

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    This bit intriques me:

    Originally posted by the bbc
    former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower carries a British one after qualifying through residency.
    How long is British residency?

    I disagree with this law.

    This comment about getting our rubbish players in County Cricket, but shouldnt that be the responsibilty of the Counties not to pick rubbish players or search through their County to find a player half decent.

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    Originally posted by marc71178
    Are you sure it wasn't the lack of criminal convictions that meant you missed out?
    I had no idea that it was still compulsory.

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    Originally posted by luckyeddie
    I had no idea that it was still compulsory.
    That rules me out from ever going to the UK :P :saint: :wow:

    Maybe the Republic of Ireland will do me as apprantly my surname is Irish .

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    I fear a player Exodus from SA Domestic cricket.. just like we have seen in Zimbabwe... I dont think this is good for anyone really...

    Whats the point for an 18 year old to continue with his cricket?? When theres a 32 year old SA batsman who averages 30 playing every match??

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