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#1 Jun 1st, 2011, 19:45
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Just seen the Pay TV(Foxtel) scheduling for India's tour to WI.

And YES it will be on Live here in Aust.

Shame Sachin isn't going,Could have been a Few more Test and ODI Hundreds for the Taking.Thought I'd just chuck that one in for you nattu.


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the fact that india is sending a B Team - speaks volumes about the state of indian cricket and cricketers.
so... they were fit, fart and fine playing the IPL - but decided they needed a rest whilst playing for the country

it is totally irrelevant whether some of them cricketers decided to skip the WI tour before IPL began.
if they thought they needed a rest and/or had fitness problems - they should've skipped IPL - received the appropriate treatment - and played in the WI.

but aparently - money takes precedence before the country.
it is a given fact the BCCI's only priority is to make sackfuls of money...
and the cricketers are in cahoots with it.

and yeah - sachin tendulkar gets a middle finger salute - compliments from me.
shame on him.

his behaviour in some of the IPL matches was deplorable... his whining and whingeing about the pitch, after losing.
get the distinct feeling that he has begun to believe he IS god.
hopefully am proved wrong - but my middle finger sticks for him opting for the IPL instead of touring WI.
chee chee chee.



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Why blame Sachin? How many tours did he miss in his career? How long does he have to carry on? What about the younger brigade who get "injured" and need "rest" at the drop of the hat?
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its not about missing a tour.
sachin had opted out of the WI tour before [correct me if i'm wrong] IPL began.
if rest is what he needed - a harrowing continuous 8 weeks [?] of IPL was hardly the remedy. was it ??
we're talkin priorities here. IPL or Team India ??
i am taking it for granted one knows the difference between IPL and a tour of a country -
just in case one isint 'getting' the point.


and of course its not only sachin.
then again - it is sachin who is hailed as what... 'god' ?


as for how long he'll continue - i'm now gradually begin to think he's going to open with his son - and who knows - with his grandson as well.

the one thing that sachin was held high above the rest for was - not only was he a great cricketer but a sportsman as well.
he was perhaps the only boy-in-blue who played for his country - he had humility and integrity for the game and how he played it.

methinks - thats all water under the bridge now.


i do wonder - if it was a tour of SA and/or AUS - would the BCCI have allowed them cricketers to continue IPL and skip them tours.

WI should cancel the tour - and tell india loud and clear - " mon when when you have team A ready - give us a holler ".




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Exactly Prince. Sachin did announce before the IPL that he wanted to miss the WI tour.

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Originally Posted by prince09 View Post How long does he have to carry on?
He does not have to. He should gracefully retire while he is at the top of his career which appears to be the case given his fantastic performance last year. But then he still wants to break records - maybe WG Grace's record of the oldest test player (or was it some one else?).

Brishti, I agree with you that Sachin has been a true nationalist and I admire him for this as well as his rigorous physical and mental conditioning to be able to play for so long at the highest level of the game. I don't think he is short of money that he had to really play in the IPL this year. But, then maybe he is really human, and does fall for the temptations especially re: money

I read in today's paper something interesting about Yuvi. His Doctor says that he is physically fit for the tour but, medically unfit! Or is Yuvi sulking for not being made captain?

Here's wishing the Indian team Best wishes. The WI board politics is probably worse that the Indian or Pakistani. They have not included Stormy Gayle for the 1st T20 and 1sr two ODIs.

Cheers

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i'm dearly hoping the B Team will smash all records in the WI - and all that are resting - can continue to do so.

dont think sachin played for the money, nattu.
his ego is a-rarin now.
he wanted the IPL cup - knowing his time is limited.
his behaviour in some of them matches that mumbai lost was so unbecoming of him.
sheesh. shame.


oh well...
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Resting before big tour of England

I would rather see all those players (currently resting) play IPL and England tour than playing in West Indies. I am in fact happy that they are resting right now and that they will be fresh for England series. India also gets to check their bench strength, which was almost impossible few years ago. Those youngsters are probably very happy that established players are resting.
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I read in today's paper something interesting about Yuvi. His Doctor says that he is physically fit for the tour but, medically unfit! Or is Yuvi sulking for not being made captain?

Here's wishing the Indian team Best wishes. The WI board politics is probably worse that the Indian or Pakistani. They have not included Stormy Gayle for the 1st T20 and 1sr two ODIs.

Cheers

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Nattu, Yuvi's Doctor MAY have meant "Mentally Unfit" instead of
"medically unfit" and to answer your Question about Yuvi sulking Thats a High Probability.

There's obviously some SERIOUS ISSUES between Gayle and WI
Heirachy going on and on.


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There's obviously some SERIOUS ISSUES between Gayle and WI
Heirachy going on and on.
Cricket in the islands is now history. Sir Stanford saw to it that there was no financial incentive left. Sad but true, cricket in the islands is heading towards a ethnic/race divide. The teen on the street in Jamaica, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua is more interested in basketball, baseball rather than cricket. Guyana, Trinidad, Dominica still have a little bit of love left.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post Sad but true, cricket in the islands is heading towards a ethnic/race divide.
That's not an exclusive problem of west Indies..is it? I think zimbabwe, south africa has same issues. Srilanka somehow managed peace in its team.
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Yes, the record holder is Wilfred Rhodes (England) for the last 8 decades. W. G. Grace stands at third place.

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India WIN 1st ODI





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Win number 2

2nd ODI won by India.


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Yeah, I was following this game on cricinfo. After the rain delay, I had feared DL would come back to haunt them. Thankfully, it came down to 66 in 11. Kohli was great.
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3rd ODI to India

India has won the 3rd ODI and clinched the ODI series.

Watched the first little bit on TV and surprised how small the crowd was,especially for a ODI game.Very Poor atmosphere.

Cricket in the WI is dying a slow Death.


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