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    September 15, 2008

    Ponting preempts Indian selectors

    Ricky Ponting told CNN-IBN that he thought it was interesting that Ganguly wasn't named in the initial squad for the Border-Gavaskar trophy.

    He seems to have far more knowledge of the Indian squad than we do. The selectors have not yet named any 'initial squad'. The only squad named is the squad for the Irani Trophy.

    But if Ricky Ponting is a little surprised (& feels it interesting) that Ganguly isn't in, then I wouldn't mind it. The last time he said he was surprised at Ganguly's exclusion, India won the tournament.

    PS: What's with Australia 'A' and New Zealand 'A' playing in India when Cricket Australia is concerned about the main team's visit? Are some lives less precious? I'm actually even more surprised that New Zealand Cricket hasn't withdrawn their team on security grounds, given that they'd normally do so when someone farted loudly or if a transformer burst.

    I'm not trying to trivialize the effects of the blasts in Delhi on Saturday. I'm just pissed off at the double standards: It's ok to play in Jaipur and in London, but not in Pakistan. It's ok for second XI players to continue with their tour, not first XI players.

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    Every one is surprised to see the selectors move to drop Saurav from the squad; now what I think is it’s all over for Saurav Ganguly

    By Blogger theposterboy (16-Sep-2008, 11:02:00 AM)  

    It is called perception mate. How countries perceive the security in different countries ? Australia has advised its citizens not to go to pakistan and closed down their embassy. And so, the cricket team is a bit reluctant to go there. We as indians probably know that life is as safe in pakistan as over here !

    By Blogger மணிகண்டன் (16-Sep-2008, 9:35:00 PM)  

    The difference is Aus A were already there before all the trouble. If it escalates - they may come home. It was discussed.

    Countries are less likely to begin a tour in troubled times than continue one...

    By Blogger Stu (17-Sep-2008, 5:17:00 AM)  

    Its simply economics.
    The balance of power has tilted towards the sub continent as BCCI keeps flexing it muscles and opther ECB and Cricket Aus just cant do a thing.
    They dnt mind playing anywhere in India.

    By Blogger Tarun (20-Sep-2008, 10:50:00 AM)  


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