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    Rebels Return, well only 3

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3603934.stm
    They may only be minor players, but it is still significant that some players have returned. What do you think of this?
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    I wonder if they did it because they couldn't manage to find contracts elsewhere. Sad state of affairs, if you ask me, although I don't think any of the major senior players will ever return now, so this may be Zimbabwe doing all they can. All that stuff that's been going on will leave too many grudges within the side to carry on.

    Until Zimbabwe are free of their strong political connections within their cricket board, the team will remain to me as just another branch of the political regime.
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    I really do think that Barney Rogers and Gavin Ewing will help that team quite a bit.

    Ive seen them both, and I think they both have great potential.

    Its only a matter of them actually getting picked and getting a game now.
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    Well, they've both been horribly out of their depth in international cricket - but that would probably help the Zimbabwean side.


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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    If they can live with their consciences, so be it
    What conscience? earning a (well personally)honest dollar while representing your country?

    Setting up an apolitical ZCU in modern Zimbabwe would be like trying to set up a crackhouse in a police station...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    What conscience? earning a (well personally)honest dollar while representing your country?

    Setting up an apolitical ZCU in modern Zimbabwe would be like trying to set up a crackhouse in a police station...
    Yes, our local police are a bit like that as well.

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    Barney Rogers has looked alright in ODIs at times, and Gavin Ewing has a FC record that envies many of the rebel players'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waughney
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3603934.stm
    They may only be minor players, but it is still significant that some players have returned. What do you think of this?
    These guys have no bargaining chips. Should they have relented? I think no, but I won't demonize them for doing so. Many of the other players had better options.
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    I really wish someone had offered Gavin Ewing, at least, a contract.
    IMO he could be a better batsman than Blignaut and Ervine, both of whom have been signed-up in Australia.
    WRT the break-ranks, it's a shame, but still, it won't alter the strength of the Zimbabwean team.
    All the best players (Streak, Grant Flower, Price, Blignaut, Ervine) have got themselves proper employment and don't need to go back to Zimbabwe until it's a decent place again.
    And IMO the few of them go back to playing international cricket until the political situation improves, the better. Hopefully Zimbabwe might be suspended indefinately once it becomes clear the situation hasn't improved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    I really wish someone had offered Gavin Ewing, at least, a contract.
    IMO he could be a better batsman than Blignaut and Ervine, both of whom have been signed-up in Australia.
    WRT the break-ranks, it's a shame, but still, it won't alter the strength of the Zimbabwean team.
    All the best players (Streak, Grant Flower, Price, Blignaut, Ervine) have got themselves proper employment and don't need to go back to Zimbabwe until it's a decent place again.
    And IMO the few of them go back to playing international cricket until the political situation improves, the better. Hopefully Zimbabwe might be suspended indefinately once it becomes clear the situation hasn't improved.
    Blignaut and Ervine were signed as all-rounders, not batsmen.

    What has happened to Stuart Carlise, a fine player indeed (for Zimbabwe at the very least).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    Blignaut and Ervine were signed as all-rounders, not batsmen.

    What has happened to Stuart Carlise, a fine player indeed (for Zimbabwe at the very least).
    presumably rebelling and hasnt found a contract elsewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    Blignaut and Ervine were signed as all-rounders, not batsmen.

    What has happened to Stuart Carlise, a fine player indeed (for Zimbabwe at the very least).
    It's a shame neither he nor Wishart have managed to find employment in South Africa, they're both good players as far as I've always been concerned.

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