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Old 5th April 2011, 10:23   #946
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Sanga will not do that. He doesn't have the threat of a granade hurled at his house when he is sleeping.
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Ireland deserves so much to be in the next WC. More than teams like Bangladesh, West Indies and Zimbabwe. Is ICC so out of touch with ground realities?
that's down right cheap and senseless!! i mean, c'mon! you're restricting competition!! they got nincompoops running the ICC is what i can gather from this move!
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Look at it this way. There were 5 weaker (non-test playing) teams in this years world cup. Only 1 fired. The other 4 reduced the contests with the stronger teams to mere formalities. And that made the initial stages a little dull.

The problem is that you do now know which team will fire. Kenya did it in 2003. Ireland did it this time. But the other four are the ones that spoil the cup, so to say.
So I agree with the ICC to reduce the number of associate nations in the world cup.

Let 7 or 8 teams qualify automatically based on their rankings. And the other 3 can play a pre qualifying round to decide who plays the WC.
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The problem is that you do now know which team will fire. Kenya did it in 2003. Ireland did it this time. But the other four are the ones that spoil the cup, so to say.
So I agree with the ICC to reduce the number of associate nations in the world cup.

Let 7 or 8 teams qualify automatically based on their rankings. And the other 3 can play a pre qualifying round to decide who plays the WC.
ICC has decided against a qualification system for the next World Cup. So, no qualifying round. They had qualifying rounds till this WC.

And also, Ireland beat Pakistan in the 2007 WC. They have been consistently performing better than some of the test playing nations. Instead of promoting such newcomers by hosting more ODIs, ICC is actually suppressing them even further. Probably the teams like WI, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe are scared of the competition.
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The world cup was the only chance for the weaker team to play against the stronger ones. It was also a chance for few brilliant players from those teams to knock on IPL?

It was almost like the world cup ended in two weeks, starting from quarter finals and that too in knock-out format.
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And also, Ireland beat Pakistan in the 2007 WC. They have been consistently performing better than some of the test playing nations. Instead of promoting such newcomers by hosting more ODIs, ICC is actually suppressing them even further. Probably the teams like WI, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe are scared of the competition.
I agree on getting them to play more. But it cannot be only at the WC level. It should be at all levels except WC, where only the top 2 associate nations should play.
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I agree on getting them to play more. But it cannot be only at the WC level. It should be at all levels except WC, where only the top 2 associate nations should play.
Yeah but the ICC aint doing even that, isn't it?
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So what is happening in the next WC ? Which is the tenth team ? Zim confirmed ?
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ICC news: ICC confirms 10 teams for next two World Cups | Cricket News | Cricinfo ICC Site | ESPN Cricinfo
They have decided it will be a 10 team event with Zimbabwe included. But this is certain that no associate nation will play in the next one. Instead, the Twenty20 will be expanded to include 16 nations in total.
Is ICC even willing to promote ODIs?

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Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, President, Sri Lanka:
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I like (sic) to tell my Indian friends that 20 million from our small country, took a step back to allow 1.2 billion Indian people to enjoy some happiness, for the second time since 1983
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Thank you so very much Mr. President. I am sure you were a good student but you in all certainty missed Aesop's Fables, specially the sour grapes one, else you wouldn't have uttered such a non-sensical statement.

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Does the SL prez say, SL wantedly made us win. Hilarious!!!
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I guess the SL President is just being a little humourous here. No need to criticize him. Everyone knows they played well but we played better.
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Shane Warne wants to coach the Indian team - is he serious or joking ?
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Maybe it will help him be closer to Hurley as she is seeking a divorce from her Indian husband. Warnie can be on a paid holiday to be with his girl while she sorts her marriage in an Indian court.

PS: To the touchy folks the above is a joke.
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Shane Warne wants to coach the Indian team - is he serious or joking ?
I can only imagine how that would be.
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