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    No. I wouldn't. I am kind of undecided, however in the end I know I wouldn't be concentrating on Cricket. I would find it impossible with the political state of their country. I'd give the tour a miss, and train back in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    I'd vote to go, but if there was a consensus amongst my teammates not to I wouldn't break ranks either.
    I think that's a really interesting point. If we have whole team pull-outs this could be a major contributing factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    I think that's a really interesting point. If we have whole team pull-outs this could be a major contributing factor.
    For example, Dan Cullen saying the young players should back the senior ones:
    http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/s...006372,00.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    For example, Dan Cullen saying the young players should back the senior ones:
    http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/s...006372,00.html
    We had a similar situation in the 2003 WC when our blokes refused to go to Zimbabwe. From what I read at the time Alec Stewart was of the opinion we should've gone, played & left with as little fuss as possible, but towed the party line for the sake of unity when the majority didn't want to.

    Obviously Stewie was a v senior pro by then, but same sort of point, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    We had a similar situation in the 2003 WC when our blokes refused to go to Zimbabwe. From what I read at the time Alec Stewart was of the opinion we should've gone, played & left with as little fuss as possible, but towed the party line for the sake of unity when the majority didn't want to.

    Obviously Stewie was a v senior pro by then, but same sort of point, anyway.
    Yeah, that's true actually. I'd forgotten about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I honestly don't know. It's not a decision I'm ever likely to need to take, so I've never thought it through.

    And it's certainly not a decision I could make on a whim. I don't really like travel at the best of times TBH, I'm totally happy in the British Isles (fiancee can't fathom that, she loves nothing more than going overseas) and if I don't ever have to go overseas for business purposes I doubt I will very much in my life.

    I'm also silly about the dangers of overseas - because of my lack of desire to go there. I get worred about my Dad whenever he goes to the USA, simply because of the gun culture. I have no idea what it entails - all I know is it's far worse than it is in the UK where I'm used to so therefore I fear it.

    I'd probably worry about any family members if they went to South Africa too (much as I love the cricket team) purely because I know the crime-rate is so much higher than what I'm used to.

    Anything which is different and which you know is worse, even if it only means going from miniscule to small, will inevitably hold fear.
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    Yes, definitely. Probably wouldn't do it if I had kids though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    Like I said, I'd go anywhere and at any time to play for my country.
    Pretty much how I feel.
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    15 or so policeman killed in a bomb blast in Kashgar on the 3rd, and we're going there for two weeks or so in a few days. Harden up, IMO.
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    Look its a tricky question, if were a player who's place in the side is secured then i might not be too keen to travel to Pakistan, but if i am were to be rookie who could get a chance to play for his country and make a mark at international level than i won't even think twice before going to play cricket in any god damn place in the world.
    Anyways lets get real, the world that we all are living in atm, no place can be termed as safe, terrorism is not just a problem that the sub-continent faces, its a global issue and if one just turns their back on it that's not going to change anything, to bombs are going of in the sub-continent, but in the near future the same could happen in Australian, English or South African cities, in the ideal scenario if the security is upto the mark then, i would like to see every team sending in their full strength squads, to send out a message to these maniacs that you can't scare us, but that of course is a lot easier for me say.

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