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Sri Lankan Cricket Tour Of NZ Forced To Go Ahead  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 12336 posts, RR: 18
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1614 times:
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The International Cricket Council (ICC), based in London, have ruled that the tour of New Zealand must go ahead despite what has happened to the touring cricket teams home country. 19,000 people have been killed so far in the touring cricket teams country. One players mother has been killed by the Tsunami. The New Zealand Cricket Board said the tour could be postponed till mid January so the Sri Lanka cricket team could go home. The ICCs reason for demanding that the tour go ahead was that....a tour can only be cancelled if there is a security threat to the players or the government of the nations involved call the teams back. The New Zealand Cricket Boards reaction to the ruling was "grow up"

SOURCE: One News

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

What was the Srilankan boards response.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 12336 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1587 times:
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Well they are angry as you can expect.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

The Sri Lanka Cricket board allowed it's players to go back but not more that 3 days before they have to return. Childish of the ICC in my opinion. Sri Lanka are in a loose loose situation, if they stay the players will miss out on their families etc... in their time of need, if they stay the countrys Cricket board will face a hefty fine of millions of dollars.

NZ Cricket said that they have no problems with postponing the tour after all and I quote "It (cricket) is just a game"


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 12336 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
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ZKSUJ, Yip a NZ$3 million fine

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User currently offlineBarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2252 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

I've got four words for the ICC: Bring back Jagmohan Dalmiya

(ducks and takes cover  Big grin )



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

With all due respect..

Who is that?


User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

People, one needs to find out what has happened before passing judgement on the ICC. ICC rules state that any tour can only be cancelled with the agreement of both nations. Sri Lanka has said they want to cancel. New Zealand has also said they would support a postponement of the tour. However, neither the SLC or NZC have approached the ICC on this issue.

http://aus.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2004/DEC/141962_NZSL2004-05_28DEC2004.html


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 12336 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1569 times:
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who is Jagmohan Dalmiya BarfBag?

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User currently offlineBarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2252 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

The Great Dalmiya was former head of the ICC, and now runs the Indian cricket board (BCCI). He's a man of great honesty, integrity and foresight, who made cricket the moneymaking commercialized enterprise it is today. The current ICC leadership hates his guts, as does a.net member Banco here (see the winter 2004-05 cricket thread). I'll wait for him to come and trash this post of mine and call me an idiot, or worse  Smile


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 12336 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1560 times:
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BarfBag
And I'm sure many a.netters will have their mouse ready to click on the 'Suggest Deletion' button if that happens


User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

who made cricket the moneymaking commercialized enterprise it is today.

Ummmm, that credit would actually go to Kerry Packer with his introduction of World Series Cricket in 1977.  Big grin


User currently offlineBarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2252 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

Bleh... Packer was a nobody. He didn't even have the taste to dress up the Windies in anything other than shocking pink  Big grin


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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

The tour has been called off.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/other_international/sri_lanka/4132705.stm

Good to see common sense has prevailed.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Thr tour has been POSTPONED or so it said on the news. The ICC are making an exception on humanitarian grounds.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

That makes sense.
Is it called off or Postponed.
I Agree about Jagmohan Dalmia.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 12336 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1439 times:
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Sounds like the ICC finally got some brains

User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

Good to see the tour is off. Apparently one Sri Lankan player has lost 11 family members as a result of tsunami. Trying to find out who he is

User currently offlineBarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2252 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Muttiah Muralitharan had a miraculous escape from the tsunami too. He appatently left the Galle Stadium minutes before it hit. Television scenes showed the ground looking like a waterlogged swamp now.


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User currently offlineZKJIM From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

I watched the Sri Lankan team board a bus for the airport on One News. They hope to do another tour within 2 years.
At least priorities prevailed.



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

As the head of the NZ cricket board said 'It is just a Game'. There are other more important things unrelated to cricket at this time.

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