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    ICC gets a slap in the face from weaker teams

    With Pakistan already out of the world cup and India is probably on the way, ICC gets the treatment it deserved from the weaker nations.

    The format was faulty and the aim was to filter the weaker nations before the super 8.

    Now, if India fails to reach the second round, the approach will backfire and ICC is gonna loose hell lot of money.

    Weaker teams ensured their voice is heard.

    A public apology is required from Michael Holding and others who were against participation of weaker teams.
    I am with Bangladesh, whether they win or lose .

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    How would you rather it was scheduled.

    I'd have thought two top nations and two lower nations in each group was common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBloody Idiot View Post
    How would you rather it was scheduled.

    I'd have thought two top nations and two lower nations in each group was common sense.
    Divide the teams into two group. (8 in each group).

    Top four teams go to knockout quarter final stage and that leads to semifinal and final.

    Simple.

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    Its not the ICC that gets a slap in the face, but rather the World Cup organisers for planning a schedule and printing tickets etc with the Top 8 teams already denoted as the expected participants in the Super 8 .

    Their arrogance in doing so is being slapped on the face by Ireland and Bangladesh .


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    There's no need to play any more meaningless games against the minnow nations, that's the reason we changed from eight teams to four for each group.

    Yes, Ireland won, but is there any point in seeing the Dutch or Bermudans get smashed in four games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Holland will beat Australia tonight...
    Yeah Right ...

    How much will that pay at the TAB

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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON View Post
    Yeah Right ...

    How much will that pay at the TAB
    It'll be worth it, I know that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON View Post
    Yeah Right ...

    How much will that pay at the TAB
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Bet365:

    Australia 1.00
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    I got 10 dollars lying around, i really should put more then Malinga on Holland winning. Mind you i'll probably have RTD if Holland win anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON View Post
    Yeah Right ...

    How much will that pay at the TAB
    That's what those with any sense said before Ireland-Pakistan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miraz View Post
    With Pakistan already out of the world cup and India is probably on the way, ICC gets the treatment it deserved from the weaker nations.

    The format was faulty and the aim was to filter the weaker nations before the super 8.

    Now, if India fails to reach the second round, the approach will backfire and ICC is gonna loose hell lot of money.

    Weaker teams ensured their voice is heard.

    A public apology is required from Michael Holding and others who were against participation of weaker teams.
    That's nonsense, I$C$C has been one of the few to have these delusions about the strength of the substandard sides. The format was well-designed and unfortunately India and Pakistan's amateurish performances have cocked it up.

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    Bangladesh and Ireland playing well may have played a part in that too.

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    However well they may have played, India and Pakistan's players remain notably superior and for them to lose required extreme paucity on their part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON View Post
    Its not the ICC that gets a slap in the face, but rather the World Cup organisers for planning a schedule and printing tickets etc with the Top 8 teams already denoted as the expected participants in the Super 8 .
    What they did actually makes a heck of a lot of sense from a logistical point of view - it means a country knows well in advance which venues they'll have to play at and when, rather than finding out a few days before the first super 8 game.

    By reputation, the West Indian transport network isn't the most organised, so it would have been chaos.
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