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#1261 Agnostic

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 02:47 PM

That calls for a snifter. Where did you get this bit of news?
Probably Inzamam will become captain and run everybody else in the side out.:D :D :D
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Posted 25 September 2003 - 03:24 PM

Cricket in America
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Posted 25 September 2003 - 06:06 PM

'Twas the venerable Ceefax that was the source of thy news. :)

You know, I can just imagine an American national cricket team made up of Indian migrants. :D
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Posted 26 September 2003 - 02:53 PM

Too many Indians in America nowadays. Some with feathers and others with dots.:D
Probably cricket will civilize the Yanks?;)
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Posted 26 September 2003 - 03:00 PM

>Ag, not enough cheerleaders to satisfy their needs. :P
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Posted 26 September 2003 - 10:19 PM

"Probably cricket will civilize the Yanks? ;)"

Some perhaps, on top of those normal people already converted, but the idea of civilizing psychopaths like american eagle or american guy (or whatever he/they are calling themselves now) is pretty ludicrous. ;)
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Posted 27 September 2003 - 02:49 AM

Do you think someone like the american eagle or guy or samurai would whip out a pistol and shoot the umpire dead if their lbw appeals were turned down?

:D :D :D
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Posted 27 September 2003 - 11:47 AM

Or use Mortars to disperse the batters whenever they put on a century stand (and to slightly worsen the pitch condition ;)), or using Bulldozers to demolish the pavilion when they lose a match. :D
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Posted 27 September 2003 - 03:01 PM

Nothing so special about this 3 day match as such, but 1 very strange thing occured when RH Vance skilfully achieved bowling returns of 1-0-77-0 in Canterbury's second innings. Apparently he was conceding deliberately for some highly obscure purpose (perhaps the result of International Communism:D), but anyone who can bowl a single over and go for 77 runs is worth a mention.

The order: 0444664614106666600401

The were a couple of no balls in there too which would mean 16 deliveries are strangely unaccounted for.

Welcome to cricket as is played in New Zealand. :D

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Posted 27 September 2003 - 04:35 PM

We are starting the matches against the Kiwis next week.:)
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Posted 27 September 2003 - 05:50 PM

Isn't there a slightly rain affected 3 dayer going on at the moment against the Kiwis? 23/0 in 10.2 overs over 2 days or something. My incredibly courageous prophecy is That the match will be drawn. :)
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Posted 28 September 2003 - 06:56 AM

Just to take revenge on them, :mad: we are going to have pitches where the ball doesnt bounce above ankle height. You'd have to be good at shooting pool if you can score runs there.;)
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Posted 28 September 2003 - 10:31 AM

That would be quite interestings, though they could work for you or against you. Get out the laxatives I say! :D
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Posted 30 September 2003 - 03:56 PM

Sydney Sept. 29. Cricketer Steve Waugh was today appointed Australian Tourism Ambassador to India as the Tourism Ministry makes a bid to cash in on the popularity of the national Test captain.

The move aimed at boosting awareness about Australia's potential as a holiday destination will primarily target tourists from Mumbai and Delhi.


Steve Waugh as Tourism Ambassador
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Posted 01 October 2003 - 09:57 PM

Australia clamp down on bad behaviour
Lynn McConnell - October 1, 2003



Australia's cricketers donated sledging to the world, but patience with the practice has worn out and the powers that be Down Under have decided that it's time for an image change. Some tough penalties will be in place for the new season following discussions this week between Cricket Australia (CA) and players at first-class and national level.

Pressure for an attitude and administrative change came after the clash in the West Indies between Glenn McGrath and Ramnaresh Sarwan. Sponsors, spectators and parents signalled to CA that enough was enough. Now, some severe penalties will be in place. Specific areas for improvement are: code of behaviour, racial and religious vilification, drugs, and harassment.

The new stance is intended to strengthen and protect the Spirit of Cricket. CA believes that cricket's appeal to fans and participants is closely related to the values that are firmly entrenched in the game, whether it be at international or local level. As a result, the formal strategy includes a wide range of initiatives designed to help create an environment in which the game's values can be upheld.

This includes working with State and Territory cricket associations to educate the cricket community on codes and policies which enforce these.

Michael Brown, CA's operations manager, said: "We have given our players a clear definition of what is required. We are limited to Test and domestic players, but ultimately you would like to think that local teams will adopt our guidelines. But that's an evolution-of-time issue."

The worst breaches of the new policy have been defined as "Assault and racial and religious vilification". This will be punishable by a ban of between five multi-day matches and/or 10 one-day matches, and a life ban.

The next level involves the use of language or gestures that offend, insult, humiliate, intimidate, threaten, disparage or vilify another person on the basis of that person's race, religion, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin. Offences proven at this level will attract bans of between two and four multi-day matches and/or between four and eight one-day matches.

Showing serious dissent at an umpire's decision, engaging in physical contact with other players or officials, charging toward the umpire when appealing or throwing the ball near a player or official will result in a fine between half and the full match fee and/or a ban of between one and two multi-day matches and/or two and four one-day matches.

Level one offences include abusing cricket equipment or clothing, showing dissent at an umpire's decision by action or verbal abuse, using obscene language, appealing excessively or celebrating a dismissal before a decision, and pointing the dismissed batsman to the pavilion. These types of offences will be punishable by an official reprimand and/or a fine up to 50% of the match fee, or a suspended ban of up to one multi-day match and/or two one-day matches.


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Posted 03 October 2003 - 04:58 PM

This time, the match with the highest partnership for any wicket - 577 runs added by VS Hazare and Gul Mahomed for Baroda against Holkar in 1947. Indeed nobody else in the Baroda team offered very much resistance to Holkars bowlers, so when Gaekwad removed the 2 big scorers Baroda was all out fairly fast, but the damage was done.

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Posted 03 October 2003 - 05:58 PM

Aha! The Pakis win by a nose! Thought the Proteas would win, but.:confused:
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Posted 03 October 2003 - 10:37 PM

A narrow 8 run defeat. Despite a solid opening partnership. Just didn't quite score fast enough early on.:confused:
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Posted 05 October 2003 - 08:09 PM

Yuk. Bad luck SA. How can the second strongest team in the world lose to the Pakis?!?
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Posted 08 October 2003 - 04:29 PM

India 249/3 against the Kiwis is not bad but the run rate is lousy.
Good for Rahul "The Wall" Dravid. 110 n.o. and Laxman 56 n.o.
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