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Old 04-21-2018, 01:15 AM   #381
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been watching it myself baz,very entretaining and the crowd get right into it
that knock from gayle the other night was obscene
give me test cricket anyday but sadly i think in 10-20 years time you might only see a few countries playing it by then
fully agree on kohli,wanker of the highest order
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:43 AM   #382
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Q: When is a ban not a ban?

A: When your name is Steve Smith




Steve Smith named as Marquee Player in Canadian T20 tournament


It seems he will be back playing internationally by the end of June



Excerpt from the article from the ABC website


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Smith was banned by Cricket Australia (CA) for 12 months for his participation in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa and was stripped of the Australian captaincy for two years.

The ban prohibits him from playing at state or national levels, and in Big Bash cricket.

It is understood CA is supportive of the opportunity for Smith to take part in the tournament, according to cricket.com.au.

Full article here




Can just imagine James Sutherland saying to him after the "ban" was dished out to him

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"Don't worry Steve. Have a nice little holiday then we have you pencilled in for a T20 competition in Canada at the end of June for a couple of weeks after which you can have a nice time in Canada whilst the weather is lovely. Nice little earner too which will tide you over until we can find another T20 tournament for you to have a game or two in.

Enjoy the Rockies, mate"



What a fucking joke!!



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Old 05-25-2018, 07:37 PM   #383
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Funny how this "banning" thing has changed. In 1996 an English cricket pro, Ed Giddins, tested positive for cocaine. At the time he played for Sussex and appeared in a handful of Tests for England. Giddins thought he was only banned from First Class cricket, so as the season was approaching its end in England, he contacted a club in NZ that he had played for before as a pro to try and get a gig for the winter.

Initially the club were keen to take him on, especially as he was now a proven performer. However when they applied to register him they were informed that Giddins had a worldwide ban on him. Giddins wasn't aware of this so, his solicitor made further enquiries and he was in fact banned from every affiliated ground world wide. Not just for playing, but also as a spectator.

Basically he could only play/watch non organised cricket in local parks etc. Amazingly he saw his ban out and came back as a pro but his career was cut short with a shoulder injury. Giddins was interviewed by Paul Allott on Sky a few years ago and it was an amazing story. Giddins said during the ban he just practised bowling in a local park and, in the winter, on tarmac tennis courts. Allott said he would have packed in and done something else.

Different bans for different folks.
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:38 AM   #384
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I don't know how many of you guys will be aware of the major drug scandal the enveloped Aussie Rules a few years ago (And continues to reverberate).
A couple of clubs had employed a "sports scientist" to oversee their recovery programs, one particular club being heavily exposed to his treatments . Turned out he had no real qualifications and was suspected of administering banned substances. After years of legal bickering the players involved were found to have no liability, but coaches and officials were banned/fined for improper governance.
A number of players left and joined other clubs. One of them, Stuart Crameri, joined a club that hadn't won a trophy of any sort in 60 years.
Before the new season started, WADA stepped in and handed out a 12 month suspension to 34 players at the club in 2012 (with one exception, who could prove he hadn't had a jab.)
So before he had played a game at the new club, Crameri had to sit out the season. Destiny is a bitch. The team made the finals, and despite being the underdog in all four matches, duly won the premiership. Crameri wasn't allowed inside the ground, not even as a spectator. Watched the game at home on TV. They've played like shit for the last two years.

And just for Bazz....you might have missed this: James Hird's house got broken into last week. Money, jewelry and his Audi were taken. A 15 year old has been arrested. Karma's a bitch too.
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:25 AM   #385
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Crameri wasn't allowed inside the ground, not even as a spectator. Watched the game at home on TV.
That's how a ban is supposed to work. Smith & co should not be allowed anywhere near a cricket ground. According to the BBC website, Warner is going to Canada as well. Unbelievable!!!


I love my horse racing. Due to the money involved, it's the dodgiest "sport" of the lot. In Australia, apart from jockeys getting suspended for bad riding practices, not a week goes by without some trainer getting done for giving a horse illegal substances or others going outside of the rules. Some make the news, most don't.


James McDonald is one of the leading jockeys in Australia. He was Godolphin's main jockey. He just came back from serving an 18-month suspension. His crime? Putting $1,000 on a horse that he was riding in a race. He earns millions of dollars a year yet jeopardised that by doing a stupid thing. Money makes people do strange things. During his 18 month ban, he was not allowed to attend any race track except to ride in a few trials in the weeks leading up to his return to riding..


Ciaron Maher is a leading trainer in Melbourne. He has just returned from a 6-month ban. His crime? He did not know the true ownership of one of the horses he trained. He was lucky as all his horses and his staff were transferred to another trainer while he served his ban. Again, while he was banned, he was was not allowed near any racetrack or stables. Not even allowed to communicate with the bloke who took over the training of his horses. I doubt that happened but you get the point.



Australians love their sport but get caught cheating or breaking the rules and you are dealt with harshly. Quite right too. That's why it galls me to see Smith & Warner being allowed to play anywhere while they are supposedly banned.



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Thing is what exactly are Smith and Warner banned from? Just international cricket? I see Boof has returned to the Aussie set up.
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The upcoming England/India Test schedule. 5 Tests in 6 weeks. All at the end of a packed season.

Crikey, some English blokes are going to be worn out






Too much cricket?


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Old 06-01-2018, 11:32 AM   #388
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The upcoming England/India Test schedule. 5 Tests in 6 weeks. All at the end of a packed season.

Crikey, some English blokes are going to be worn out






Too much cricket?


All sold out too might go 5th test for a day when I get back from los
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:45 PM   #389
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All sold out too might go 5th test for a day when I get back from los
Yet we are continually told Test Match cricket is fucked nobody's interested in it. There would be even more interest in cricket in England if at least live Test Match cricket was free to view.
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Maybe this cunt can go into the Aussie team room and give them some tips on how to get the ball to reverse swing



Warner to Commentate in England



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"Dave is the best one-day and T20 batsman of the past decade so he's perfectly placed to join our coverage for the UK series," Nine's director of sport Tom Malone said. "People have tried to paint Dave as the villain in all this, but he's been hurting as much as the others."


Poor Davy boy is hurting, is he? A couple of hundred lashes is what he really needs. He should not be allowed anywhere near a cricket ground. This is the weakest so-called "ban" I have ever seen.



The three of them should have been banned for life from anything to do with cricket plus warned off entering any cricket ground as well. It still brings a tear to my eye to think about the dishonour they have brought to the Baggy Green.


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