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    November 08, 2006

    Flogging the cricketers

    In order to placate the ECB and avoid paying compensation for the forfeited test at The Oval in August, the Pakistan Cricket Board has suggested that a one-off one-day international be played next year and that the ECB could consider the proceeds from the game as compensation.

    For starters, this is obviously a comedown from the PCB's original stand of "Hair caused the forfeit. We're not responsible". Secondly, why should the cricketers be made to play a meaningless one-off one-day international when it is highly likely that administrative goof ups were equally responsible for the no-show?

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    Thus spake Jagadish @ 7:15 PM |
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    Would they let it be classed as a first-class match, not international? And maybe allow one of next season's county umpires to take the helm? I hear there's a handy Australian umpire available.

    By Anonymous Geoff (08-Nov-2006, 7:39:00 PM)  

    geoff: One-day games aren't first-class :) But yes, I'm sure they'd like that 'handy, big sized [physically ... and ego too?] Aussie umpire' to do the job. Btw I had a question for you. Can we discuss off-comments at cricket24x7@gmail.com?

    By Blogger Jagadish (09-Nov-2006, 11:21:00 AM)  


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