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    India/Pakistan boycotting if it is moved is very childish IMO, though I can see why they would do it if they genuinely feel everybody would be safe in Pakistan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    India/Pakistan boycotting if it is moved is very childish IMO, though I can see why they would do it if they genuinely feel everybody would be safe in Pakistan.
    So then it wouldn't be childish at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    So then it wouldn't be childish at all
    Haha...excellent, Jono, excellent.

    Got the haughty Englishman right between the eyes there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salamuddin View Post
    Haha...excellent, Jono, excellent.

    Got the haughty Englishman right between the eyes there


    First recorded incidence of anyone from The Wirral being described as "haughty". GIMH's clearly being hanging around with us southern snobs for too long; he'll be getting out of the shower to take a piss next.

    Anyway, as DCYE suggests, an interesting call. I'd guess it's a player-lead pull-out as the SA board seems to have invariably supported the Asian bloc of late.
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    I think if all the non-asian countries pull out, the asian bloc might as well conduct a 20-20 Asia cup.

    Funny how some people argue, 'If they could play Ashes despite bombs in London, if they could play IPL despite the Bomb blasts in jaipur, they ought to play in Pakistan too'

    In the former it was national pride with a bit of personal glory plus money, in the latter, it's pure bloody filthy money. Sadly Champions trophy offers nothing in that scale. Can't really blame players for lacking motivation.

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    I can't understand why the media has decided to report South Africa's decision to withdraw on security grounds as a 'boycott'. Completely misleading. There's no moral principle involved, just a rational decision based on whether it is safe to go or not. If I was invited to go for a weekend break in Baghdad right now, I would say no - but I wouldn't be boycotting the place...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo View Post
    I can't understand why the media has decided to report South Africa's decision to withdraw on security grounds as a 'boycott'. Completely misleading. There's no moral principle involved, just a rational decision based on whether it is safe to go or not. If I was invited to go for a weekend break in Baghdad right now, I would say no - but I wouldn't be boycotting the place...
    Theres a big difference between boycotting a place and boycotting a tournament. where does it say SA is boycotting pakistan? It clearly says SA is boycotting champions trophy which is right.

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    Would rather see SA playing than Pakistan tbh.
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    If Shoaib plays, I'd rather see Pakistan

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    with all the unfortunate bomb balst happening in india i think australia will not be touring india as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatisRight View Post
    Theres a big difference between boycotting a place and boycotting a tournament. where does it say SA is boycotting pakistan? It clearly says SA is boycotting champions trophy which is right.
    No, South Africa are withdrawing from the Champions Trophy because of security concerns in Pakistan. Boycotting implies that there is something wrong in principle with the idea, when here there is none.

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    Some might argue that the mere useless existence of the Champions Trophy a principle is worth boycotting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    So then it wouldn't be childish at all
    Yes, it is. I can see why they are taking such a stand if they feel that Pakistan is safe, that doesn't mean it's not childish though, because it is "you won't come to my party so we're not going to go to yours"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salamuddin View Post
    Haha...excellent, Jono, excellent.

    Got the haughty Englishman right between the eyes there
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