STOP POSTING AND GO AWAY PLsHow have I taken this off topic?
I have said it's a much bigger problem than just this one instance
I know for a FACT that the tensports crew ALL believe that something fishy happened in the third test match of that series and I merely passed that on.
I will reiterate my point this is a much bigger issue than some on here who continue to bury their heads in the sand believe
But if this post is unreasonable please say and I'll stop posting asap
This...The sickest part is I used to stay up in the US all night just to see some awesome fast bowling displays from Pakistan.
I'm not even a Pakistani fan and I feel betrayed - can't imagine how Pakistani fans feel. So disgusted.
Of course the kid trying to play stick ball when his home is washed away by a flood and the country is wracked by a terrible war deserves a clean national team. But it's up his Government (and his fellow citizens) to bring this about, not some hack with a big stick at the ICC.Why would it seem hypocritical? In all honesty, I would have thought grass-roots cricket would be pretty severely disrupted at the moment anyway due to the disaster over there. (That's not a justification for doing it - I think it should be done regardless - but I don't see that 'harm to grass roots cricket' is a compelling reason not to ban them).
If anything, forcing them to get a proper management would in the long term undoubtedly be the best thing for cricket at all levels, and I think they need to be sat out of international cricket while/for that to occur.
There is precedenceThe PCB and its masters may have seemed laughably inept at times, but that's no crime.
This is why life bans are needed, I cant help but think of matches involving Pakistan for the last 3 yrs and think "that was a bit iffy"
Please tell me that story's from way back when we got banned earlier in the decade and not now.
I predicate these comments on the assumption that the allegations are true.This is why life bans are needed, I cant help but think of matches involving Pakistan for the last 3 yrs and think "that was a bit iffy"
The Pak tour of SL in 09 is one such series.
This cant be left to the PCB, I think all of us understand this.I predicate these comments on the assumption that the allegations are true.
We all know though, don't we, that if this is left to the PCB then there will be 12 month bans and they'll be playing again in 3?
Kind of makes sense now how Broad was capable of scoring so many runsI wonder what the English players must be feeling right now, especially Trott and Broad. This test should have been remembered for their efforts in one of the finest fightbacks in recent times but now not only will that be forgotten amongst the wreckage, but that will be under a cloud too.
I'll be interested to see what happens assuming play continues as normal today.