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    Quote Originally Posted by cbuts
    the points is why ahve a tournament when the best dont reach the end? yes we lost to aussie, yes we got ****ed up. but yes we have ****ed up all the other 3 semi finalists. just shows how big the gulf is between aussies and the rest. the large amount of prze money that we misse dout on due to this draw **** up will ahve effects for nz cirkcet in the future. ur talking about a union that has to scrap tests for odi's due to financial problems
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    cricket is a sport, wth bills, without money the game fails. the quality of domestic cricket slips - it was only 2 seasons ago our domestic players went on strike because of no money in the game. i simply want the game in my country to survive at a competitive level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbuts
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    Beating them 2-1 at home isn't an achievement either, then?
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    in reality the only team that possibly got an easy ride in is wi. having 6 and 8 in the same pool is a joke.

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    No, a team falling from second to sixth in the rankings due to an away series in Sri Lanka is a joke.

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    beating who 2-1, we beat pak 5-1

    south africas fall from started witht eh nat series last year. they wernt no.2 when they came to nz, and they werent no 2 when they left ehre and went to srilanka either. they were about 5th from memory

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbuts
    cricket is a sport, wth bills, without money the game fails. the quality of domestic cricket slips - it was only 2 seasons ago our domestic players went on strike because of no money in the game. i simply want the game in my country to survive at a competitive level.
    Whilst your desire to see New Zealand cricket on a secure financial footing is laudable, don't you think that the time for moaning about the allocation of the seedings for this tournament should have been made a long, long time ago?
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    if u read my first post, u will see that i mentioned that this arguement is a very old one

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbuts
    beating who 2-1, we beat pak 5-1
    Yup, it's a bit hard to win 5-1 when you play three games, isn't it?

    south africas fall from started witht eh nat series last year. they wernt no.2 when they came to nz, and they werent no 2 when they left ehre and went to srilanka either. they were about 5th from memory
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbuts
    if u read my first post, u will see that i mentioned that this arguement is a very old one
    So why keep banging on about it? All you're doing is annoying people (well, you're certainly annoying me anyway).

    Put some thought into your posts. Come up with a viable alternative - what would your ideal draw have been with the benefit of 20:20 vision?

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    remeber the rankings recaculatoin that would of taken place before that tour to srilanka. as i said they wernt no.2 when they wne tto sri lanka. actually the pakistan - nz series in nz, in jan/feb was either a 5 or 6 game series.

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    i ahvent brought up this topic for months. and i feel since the tournament has now progressed to this stage its a sensible time to bring it up. do it on the rankings. aus and sa - 1v8. srilanka and india - 2v7, nz v wi - 3 v 6 and pak v eng- 4v5

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    its a concept that most other sports dont have a problem with. the joke nations then could be distrubuted out according to ranksings to. the worst into the aussie pool. 2nd worst into sl, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbuts
    remeber the rankings recaculatoin that would of taken place before that tour to srilanka.
    as i said they wernt no.2 when they wne tto sri lanka.
    Granted, they were fourth (because the ICC system suddenly removes a whole year of matches without anyone playing anything...)

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    actually the pakistan - nz series in nz, in jan/feb was either a 5 or 6 game series.
    Correct. However, England only played three matches against Pakistan, so they weren't given the opportunity to win 5-1 (they might, they might not...who knows?)

    Quote Originally Posted by cbuts
    i ahvent brought up this topic for months. and i feel since the tournament has now progressed to this stage its a sensible time to bring it up. do it on the rankings. aus and sa - 1v8. srilanka and india - 2v7, nz v wi - 3 v 6 and pak v eng- 4v5
    But they were. The trouble was, due to TV rights, they had to schedule the matches four months in advance.

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