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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020  (Read 173934 times)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3855 on: March 05, 2020, 09:41:18 AM »
Not a farce at all. Rules were clearly established before the tournament. Itís a fair way to pick the team that progresses if a game can not take place. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3856 on: March 05, 2020, 10:37:07 AM »
I think the farce is not having a reserve day for the semi-final, 2 days washed out and fine, go with the established rules, but there should be an attempt to get the game played if possible.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3857 on: March 05, 2020, 07:01:49 PM »
Absolutely. Ridiculous rule.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3858 on: March 05, 2020, 07:55:12 PM »
I think the farce is not having a reserve day for the semi-final, 2 days washed out and fine, go with the established rules, but there should be an attempt to get the game played if possible.
Well yes they should always endeavour to play but due to whatever constraints it was clear before the tournament started that in case of no play group winners will qualify. England did not win the group so indirectly it was decided   on the field of play.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3859 on: March 05, 2020, 09:00:24 PM »
I think the farce is not having a reserve day for the semi-final, 2 days washed out and fine, go with the established rules, but there should be an attempt to get the game played if possible.
Well yes they should always endeavour to play but due to whatever constraints it was clear before the tournament started that in case of no play group winners will qualify. England did not win the group so indirectly it was decided   on the field of play.

I don't disagree, I just think that it's poor for an international tournament, in a sport that is so heavily reliant on weather conditions, to not bother with any continuity plan to give the games every chance to be completed. People have travelled literally halfway around the world to watch the tournament the least the ICC could do is try their hardest to give them something to watch.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3860 on: March 05, 2020, 09:13:46 PM »
Agree completely. Especially as average rainfall at this time of year where theyíre playing the tournament is like 13 days a month.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3861 on: March 06, 2020, 07:18:57 AM »
Agree Paul_e and whereas I see olaftab's point of view about the rules beforehand, it would be good to have a reserve day for a major tournament.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3862 on: March 18, 2020, 06:21:52 AM »
Is there any indication of new dates for the sri Lanka series?
I used to have a spreadsheet of the next x years of international cricket (off cricinfo I think) but that seems to have expired when the new test series tournament started.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3863 on: March 18, 2020, 08:55:19 AM »
Link to all the tours up to end of 2023 on the page below. Doesn't include any rearranged dates yet, I reckon you'll be waiting a while for them.

https://www.icc-cricket.com/media-releases/742353

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3864 on: March 28, 2020, 08:52:34 AM »
Itís occurred to me that I think Iím missing cricket the most out of everything.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3865 on: March 28, 2020, 01:12:10 PM »
Yes, when it became increasingly likely that I would end up working from home, I was hoping against hope that the cricket would still be on. No such luck.

Still, could be worse. Amfy and her Northern imbecile husband had booked to go to Sri Lanka. ☹

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3866 on: April 12, 2020, 07:39:36 AM »
I spent a very pleasant afternoon yesterday, sat in the garden listening to the final day of last yearís Headingley Test. Even though I knew the result, it was still absorbing and an example of sports broadcasting at its very best.

 


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