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    Quote Originally Posted by DriveClub View Post
    Great at last stats will be irrelevant in cricket now, too many minnows.
    This is why you need quality-adjusted stats. I know some places where that's done well.

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    I expect SL to lose to both Ire and Afg within the next 5 years. Especially Afghanistan.

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    Would like to think England's main summer opposition would play a couple of tests in Ireland beforehand.

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    Just thinking out loud, but perhaps a good system (opposed to a tier system) would be that these guys have conditional test status. They tour Australia/Eng/SA/India and have to beat their (legit) A-team in a 3 match series played under test conditions (perhaps at a regional venue?)

    If they can beat the A-team, then a series of matches vs the test team can be arranged. Would be massive incentive for Afghanastan or Ireland, would give the A-teams something to really play for, and might draw big regional crowds.

    Probably unlikely but just a thought...
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    Congratulations to both Ireland and Afghanistan.

    I hope both go on to have a great future
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Great news for the game. Also gives zorax another two teams to support

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    Best thing about this decision is that in half a dozen years time we poms won't have to grudgingly admit that Shane Warne is the best leggie in the history of the game any more

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    Quote Originally Posted by DriveClub View Post
    Great at last stats will be irrelevant in cricket now, too many minnows.
    Meh it's already been the case for years. Bangladesh are only just starting to show the potential to become reasonable in Tests (at home at least) after 15+ years, and Zimbabwe have been playing Tests and being **** for even longer.

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    The only snag with this is having to redefine what constitutes a Test Class cricketer. After years of ridiculing Derek Pringle he's now fully worth his place in the hall of fame.

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    Yes!

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    This is some of the best cricket news in years. Actually a bit proud to be a fan.
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    Fantastic news.

    Really makes the 10-team World Cup in 2019 seem even more ridiculous, though.

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    I anticipate great things for Afghanistan and Ireland in the second division. England and Bangladesh will be hard opponents but they can overcome.
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    Teams touring India and England should definitely squeeze in tests before the series starts. Would be good warm up too and they wouldn't have to put up with the farce that tour games are these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Just seen that the same meeting decided to kick out USACA. Nothing official yet though.

    Edit: Yup here we go
    Not surprised. Their administration makes the WICB seem competent and transparent.
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    The only snag with this is having to redefine what constitutes a Test Class cricketer. After years of ridiculing Derek Pringle he's now fully worth his place in the hall of fame.
    You won't find any argument from me there. Apparently England thought he was class enough to play 30 tests.
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