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1 minute ago, High As Hope said:

I read that the game on Thursday was the latest an ODI game has been played in England & they still have the rest of the series to play,trying to fit all these series & competitions into the season is getting more difficult with the amount of games being played.

global warming?

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13 minutes ago, Daisey Jeep said:

Following the NZ decision the ECB will make a decision whether to go ahead with a tour of Pakistan,Imran Khan says there is no threat & the tour should have gone ahead.

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1 minute ago, Daisey Jeep said:

global warming?

We're just as likely to get a storm in June as September these days,we're having decent weather at the moment but that can change in an instant but it's getting darker earlier though now they play day/night games that's not a problem but the temperature drops quicker in the evening this time of year.

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9 minutes ago, High As Hope said:

We're just as likely to get a storm in June as September these days,we're having decent weather at the moment but that can change in an instant but it's getting darker earlier though now they play day/night games that's not a problem but the temperature drops quicker in the evening this time of year.

that's why they have jerseys

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14 minutes ago, High As Hope said:

Following the NZ decision the ECB will make a decision whether to go ahead with a tour of Pakistan,Imran Khan says there is no threat & the tour should have gone ahead.

will all due respect to Imran Khan its his job to say there is no threat 

they just showed Stephen Fleeming on the news - the captain the last time we toured Pakistan- when there was a terrorist attack- he said he saw things that day no one should ever see 

 

(would i even know the name of the Pakistani president if he wasn't a legend of the game ? - hmmm mind you he did marry that Goldsmith girl)

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45 minutes ago, Daisey Jeep said:

(would i even know the name of the Pakistani president if he wasn't a legend of the game ? - hmmm mind you he did marry that Goldsmith girl)

If he had only married a princess instead, you would be having him round for tea.;)

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13 hours ago, dr winston oboogie said:

If he had only married a princess instead, you would be having him round for tea.;)

he was very good looking back in the day

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7 hours ago, Daisey Jeep said:

he was very good looking back in the day

Charismatic leader who stood out from the rest of the team. Pity that as a leader off the field he has no control. 

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A bomb sniffing dog checks vehicles in Rawalpindi before the ODI between New Zealand and Pakistan was cancelled. Photo: Getty Images

Bruce has invited you to dinner.

You’re not sure about it. He’s probably going to make fish pie.

You hate fish pie. Who doesn’t.

But he is an enthusiastic host and he hasn’t had anyone over at his place for ages. You don’t have the heart to say no. You accept his offer and hope for the best.

He might branch out with a spag bol, you tell yourself.

The signs are not great. You see his flatmate at the supermarket and he’s stocking up on canned fish. There must be five or six cans of the stuff in his trolley. Oh, dear Lord!

You should do the right thing. Call him up and make an excuse.

‘‘I’ve got to take the thingamabob to the whatchamacallit. Sorry about that Bruce. You weren’t going to cook fish pie, were you?’’

But that is not how the phone call goes. It ends with you telling him you are really looking forward to it. Perhaps it will be OK.

Your girlfriend is excited. She thinks you are taking her somewhere nice. Her expectations plummet when you stop off to pick up a frozen cheesecake.

Mmmm. Cheesecake. Your mood lightens but darkens again when you pull into Bruce’s driveway.

As soon as you leave the comfort of your Hillman Hunter you know you’ve made a

terrible mistake.

The rancid smell escapes the kitchen, wafts down the hall, seeps through the walls and assaults your senses in putrid waves before you can even reach the front door.

What do you do? Well, if you are the Black Caps, you get the hell out and leave behind a big diplomatic mess which could have easily been avoided with a polite no.

They officially abandoned the tour of Pakistan just minutes before the first game was due to get under way on Friday night (NZ time).

The team has fled to Dubai.

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said it was not possible to continue with the tour as the security threat had suddenly escalated.

The Pakistan Cricket Board felt the security arrangements were ‘‘foolproof’’ and the Black Caps were not in danger.

We’ll leave those two contradictory statements to hang there without further comment.

But there were obvious red flags. Leaving a bubble of five million to travel to Pakistan where Covid-19 is surging was a risk.

The Taliban’s rise to power in neighbouring Afghanistan presented another worrying development.

And then there is the troubling history of touring teams becoming targets for acts of terrorism.

International tours to Pakistan have been rare since the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked by gunmen in 2009.

New Zealand had not toured Pakistan since 2003. The previous year it abandoned its test series following a bombing outside its hotel.

It raises the question why New Zealand would agree to tour Pakistan in the first place?

In many ways it was a bold and courageous decision. New Zealand Cricket should be commended for its generosity.

It wanted to do the right thing. It wanted to help promote the game in a part of the world where cricket is adored.

It wanted to help rebuild the reputation of Pakistan cricket.

But in fleeing as the Black Caps have, they have inflicted even further reputational damage on Pakistan.

It is likely the Black Caps’ hasty departure will usher in a series of further tour cancellations.

It could have all been avoided with a polite no

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10 hours ago, Daisey Jeep said:

The only thing I can think of is that someone is annoyed at the mens team pulling out of the Pakistan.

England have pulled out of their tour of Pakistan (both men & women).

 

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9 hours ago, Daisey Jeep said:

NZ made hard work of it,doing their best to lose it at times,it didn't look like England were going to get to 100 but the tail wagged again.

These games pretty are entertaining because they're just so unpredictable,they're not poor players but both teams seem to find ways of getting themselves out or letting the other team back into the game.

Tahuhu looks a player,has that slingy Malinga type action,the bowlers are very much on top,the top 6 of both sides have generally found it a struggle so far.

Australia must be clear favourites for the next womens world cup.

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With two more matches to play, there'll be mince pies in the shops before New Zealand go home!

The weather is pretty good down here in southern England this year but it's a bit of a gamble scheduling matches for mid-late September.

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