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    Mark Vermeulen. Still Crazy?

    Have people read this? What do they think?

    http://content-rsa.cricinfo.com/zimb...ry/266481.html

    Can Mark Vermeulen really be involved and that stupid or is it more likely to be a Zim cricket cover-up and falsification?

    PS Interesting that even as a key part of the story the author mis-spells Vermeulen
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    Wonder how damaging this will be to the growth of development players in Zim..

    Nuts, missed the Vermeulen bit.. But we know he has a fiery temper..
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    When I read that it was one of the most amazing things ive ever heard a cricketer being accused of if he has done it is just plain stupid and outright dumb even worse than actually no word can describe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
    Have people read this? What do they think?

    http://content-rsa.cricinfo.com/zimb...ry/266481.html

    Can Mark Vermeulen really be involved and that stupid or is it more likely to be a Zim cricket cover-up and falsification?
    It's quite possible, although things have obviously gotten very serious for some of these players, with allegations that their safety (and in some cases, that of their families) has been threatened, and careers being effectively ended via political cronyism. Who knows what's going on behind the scenes?

    Don't know what to think - obviously Vermeulen is a bit of a hothead, but this is a very serious accusation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Wonder how damaging this will be to the growth of development players in Zim..

    Nuts, missed the Vermeulen bit.. But we know he has a fiery temper..

    I wonder if he'll try and qualify for English citizenship so he can play in the Ashes.
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    Ozias Bvute, the board's managing director, said that Mark Vermelen, the former Zimbabwe Test batsman, was helping police with their inquiries. "Someone was seen driving away from the scene of the fire," Bvute told Reuters. "I understand he [Vermeulen] has been taken in for questioning by the police in connection with the fire."
    It's either one of two things:

    1) He's done it.

    2) He saw who did.

    Nothing to indicate that he's the chief suspect, or anything. "Helping Police with their inquiries" can mean anything form literally helping them out with info or being grilled for doing it, I guess.

    Have to wait and see.

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    It's absolutely terrible the Academy has been burnt down, it was an extremely successful initiative and a testament to Houghton's dedication to Zimbabwean cricket. I can't think of a snigle player whose made his debut for Zim since it was founded who hasn't spent a year there, unless you count Ewing who was expelled for being too fat.

    I can't believe Mark would do it, I know he's got a reputation but this is something else. It might have been someone working for Themba Mliswa, who has become ostracised in the Board. Mliswa is certainly capable of such an action.
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    Vermeulen has now been formally charged with arson.

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    Bloody hell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender
    I wonder if he'll try and qualify for English citizenship so he can play in the Ashes.
    I'm not sure, but it's certain he'll be back one day. Like a phoenix from the flames.

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    I feel sorry for him when he came on the scene he looked the best Zim batsman since Andy Flower but one Irfan Pathan's bouncer later he was just not the same player.

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    Wow. Surreal is the only word I can think of.

    Feel for Vermeulen, guilty or otherwise I can't imagine a Zimbabwe nick is a place where it's much fun to spend any time in, especially as a high-profile white sportsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib
    I feel sorry for him when he came on the scene he looked the best Zim batsman since Andy Flower but one Irfan Pathan's bouncer later he was just not the same player.

    LOL, he's never played India in a test match and I think only faced Pathan once?
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