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Best advice I ever heard; You learn nothing by talking. Your opinion only gets stronger when you consider another side of the topic. Anything less is just adding insult to injury.

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Incredibly over complicated to ‘ fix’ something which isn’t a problem now. A purple patch for a player becomes devalued because of an algorithm which says a previously tough track is now benign and the world number 2 bowler was out, while the batter didn’t have to stop start because of rain…….. There’s already forums for discussion as to the – insert adversity here – best innings. Surely the prevailing assessment criteria isn’t completely untenable, nor wholesale derision of those achievements? As for past players determination of par scores as a guide, they are not only massively subjective as you intimate, they are only contextual for that game, AFTER both sides have batted and then only if conditions are exactly the same, which we all know is never the case in a game of any length! It ain’t broke, it doesn’t need fixing!

Cricket may need to adopt the par score system to measure the skill level of its Test batters

Interesting how the abrasive coaches and mentors still seem to be the more successful operators. He certainly had a willing ally in Kohli and there’s no denying his successful change of mindset in Indian game plans. While Australia went down the kumbaya route, Shastri and Kohli went down the Waugh mental disintegration path and the results speak for themselves. Future generations of Indian cricketers will now have a different mindset as they are influenced by coaches who have played under Shastri’s mentorship.

Indian coach Shastri to call it quits after T20 World Cup

No, read my comment, discrimination is about the withholding of basic rights regardless of whether the trigger is politics, gender, race, religion, medical, scientific…….The fact you want sporting administrators to discriminate against male Afghani cricketers who’ve never uttered a single word of support for religious lunatics who took their country by force and actually are abhorred by that regime because of their very industry, is disgraceful. The parallels with vaccine mandates will become more than apparent when only the ‘clean’ are allowed at venues and the vaccinated get covid and transmit it. Banning Afghani cricketers who have no control over the Taliban only discriminates against Afghani cricketers, banning unvaccinated and covid recoverers from society will only discriminate against those individuals. Neither action will change the prevailing landscape. Now I see why you didn’t want to discuss – sorry, argue – it!

‘Mistreating Afghan cricket’: Afghanistan captain hits back at Paine

You are commenting on human rights and perception of abuse, aren’t you? So are all human rights violations in the world concerning women’s cricket, or are those the only ones you care about?
The definition as I’m aware of for human rights; ‘ a right which is believed to belong to every person’.. As in, ‘the right to have control over your own medical treatment without outside coercion or mandate”. Any violation of that right surely is similar to a group of religious lunatics controlling whether women are allowed to play sport?

‘Mistreating Afghan cricket’: Afghanistan captain hits back at Paine

So you’re going to refuse to go to any venue, or picket any government mandated vaccine permit as a condition of entry to any venue in Australia to support the minority who can’t have a vaccine or have had covid and don’t need a vaccine and will therefore not have a piece of paper which may be required as a condition of entry, or is human rights a matter of perception? Is that a discrimination issue, yet?

‘Mistreating Afghan cricket’: Afghanistan captain hits back at Paine

No place for cricketers in international cricket who don’t agree with their national board structure and national governments interfering in sport?

‘Mistreating Afghan cricket’: Afghanistan captain hits back at Paine

Australian Government and CA have no rights to solve problems in Afghanistan and vice versa, so with it only being 2 weeks since the lunatics took control, it is patently unfair on the players and officials of the Afghan CB to tell them they are persona non grata.

If Australia A replaces Afghanistan in the schedule, who should we pick?

So CA doubles down do they? Instead of jumping ahead and having the approach of Gutwien, wouldn’t it have been prudent to look at developments, say….like…the Taliban decision that women can continue to attend school but must be in separate rooms according to sharia law? Can Western countries work with that as a leverage point to moving toward the non lunatics playing cricket? It happens in some muslim based affiliates that they won’t have a womens team already, so is that condoning the regime? You seem to care more about how Australia will be perceived, rather than supporting those whose whole lives will be destroyed. The trashmedia has no credibility now, why would anyone believe if they say Australia who lost lives defending Afghani’s and has Afghani Aussies going back 6 generations is supporting the Terrorists?

If Australia A replaces Afghanistan in the schedule, who should we pick?

The fact is politics is at the forefront in all decisions in sport now, Paul. ‘The other issues about what happens with Afghanistan cricket is no doubt being discussed now and in the coming weeks. I don’t think there’s any doubt the ICC will want the game to continue to grow in Afghanistan and if that means their national team playing where ever, so be it.’ Surely, then Australia showing support for those cricketers, whom you believe wouldn’t be denied entry, by playing an already scheduled Test in this country informs the ICC that they need to find a solution in the interests of all Test playing nations and the development of the sport worldwide? As for a distraction for a CEO, that’s ridiculous. He’s employed to deal and delegate for all issues concerning the sport as the preparations for the hosting of the T20WC being thrown into disarray highlighted. As has been stated many times, CA is a bloated organisation, that should make it able to cope on many fronts.
Australia has an opportunity to show support here, why would we ignore that?

If Australia A replaces Afghanistan in the schedule, who should we pick?

You’re arguing against yourself. I never said anything about the ICC negotiating with, or recognising the Taliban. The ICC gave the PCB cricketers a safe haven in the UAE, because these same lunatics made Pakistan an untenable venue for travelling countries. Why isn’t that a short term option to continue the development of the current Afghani cricketers if they are prepared to work in exile, until the landscape becomes clear? Your SA comparison is off the mark and you don’t explain why it’s ok for a minor politician in a foreign country to determine the current careers of individuals who don’t support the lunatics? It’ll be a short period of time before some of them decide to seek asylum as the Taliban reverts to type and bans sport anyway, why should these players careers be destroyed?

If Australia A replaces Afghanistan in the schedule, who should we pick?

We should pick no-one, as a protest against political overreach in this country! The Afghan cricket team is not representative of the murderous dark age regime which overthrew a national government and intends on enslaving a nation. Why isn’t the cricket community standing up for the innocent victim? Why has the cricket world just shrugged their shoulders and gone ‘Oh, well, we’ll just have an intraclub game? Where’s the lobbying of the ICC to attempt to find a temporary home at their headquarters in the UAE until a better picture emerges for a nation they bestowed Test status on, five minutes ago? Petty provincial politicians and weak kneed sporting administrators once again dictating to the masses with their prejudices and blind authoritarian overreach. This and every cricketing nation has turned it’s back on teammates, when they most need them!

If Australia A replaces Afghanistan in the schedule, who should we pick?

Exactly, the Taliban could care less for the Tas Premier, they haven’t finished taunting the US President yet! Conversely, the Tas Premier shows no empathy for the innocent victims caught in the undoubted banning of sport, by pre-empting with a ban on them!

'I have very real concerns': Gutwein casts doubt over Afghanistan Test

Punishing Afghani cricketers for a hostile takeover of their country is abhorrent, especially by a minor state functionary in a foreign country. Is that now how far emergency state powers extend, with nothing to do with a virus?

'I have very real concerns': Gutwein casts doubt over Afghanistan Test

Hear, Hear, Jeff!

'I have very real concerns': Gutwein casts doubt over Afghanistan Test

Not sure McDonald’s imprint is on the team as an assistant, Paul. His pedigree as a Shield winning player and coach should give him a handy leg up though.

The six men who could replace JL for the Ashes if player unrest becomes full-blown mutiny

Anyone who has ‘Pro’, under their name is, Ruairidh.
David Schout is a Melbourne-based freelance journalist covering (mostly) cricket. He has written for The Guardian, the ICC, IPL, NCA Newswire and others.
Click on their name and you’ll see their bio.

The six men who could replace JL for the Ashes if player unrest becomes full-blown mutiny

Agree to a point, the schedule is going to force that issue eventually, but I still like the idea of a head coach with a central theme which determines the ethos and basic game plan of the Country. I’m not saying there would be confusion for players working under different coaches approach, per se, but a single ethos is easier for prospective players to know what is needed to play at the top level, regardless of which format they enter from.

The six men who could replace JL for the Ashes if player unrest becomes full-blown mutiny

Part of his survival due to a T20 series being on a ‘surreptitious’ streaming site, too apparently Marty! It is what it is, I guess, just opinion, albeit supposedly from a ‘professional’. Low bar now though!

The six men who could replace JL for the Ashes if player unrest becomes full-blown mutiny

As soon as I saw the gambling odds next to ‘the potential candidates ‘ names that was it for me, stopped reading. Professional journalism is at such a low ebb!

The six men who could replace JL for the Ashes if player unrest becomes full-blown mutiny

Nice wrap up, Tsat.

A magical Indian bowling unit conjures up a heist in London

Is it really necessary for 2 full seasons of first class cricket to play a 20/20 tournament? Surely 20/20 players need to be chosen on 20/20 ability and form?

Colin Munro axing a dangerous precedent from Kiwi selectors

If recent form isn’t the issue in T20 then is it a personality clash?

Colin Munro axing a dangerous precedent from Kiwi selectors

‘Sure, missing Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, Pat Cummins and Marcus Stoinis was significant. But do Australia’s fortunes truly rest on the shoulders of so few?’ And……..? From the team which made 62 which prompted this article? Smith, Finch, Starc, Hazelwood. Who’ll finish at 6? Isn’t that Maxwell’s role? Even given that, Christian didn’t do a bad job in the game before, then moved to open, why? Probably because these series don’t actually matter other than to check out options in the team and order from the BBL to see what the make up will be for a world cup. There’s no sheep stations at state in those series, only media criticism and we all know that’ll come even if they win.

All out 62: How can Langer survive shambolic, worst ever T20 debacle?

Middle age incumbent player, one of 2 vice captains at one stage, the other missing on this tour, doesn’t seem out of left field.

Aussies name new skipper for ODI series

Good luck to Carey. Interestingly there was once a school.of though in Australia that a wicket keeper wasn’t a good fit to Captain! I guess Gilchrist changed that in India, but that thinking has well and truly changed thankfully with 3 different keepers having the job (Wade stepping up in T20 last year) in all formats.
It all just confirms what my old keeping Premiership winning Captain Coach believed all along!

Aussies name new skipper for ODI series

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