The WI situation is sad for many reasons. If all the players they could pick all turned up and worked with the board they would have a good team. Why they can't do this is a mystery. How any team could ban Gayle for so long is nothing less than bizarre. It is also worrying that in a sport that is hell bent on not allowing associates in and therefore not expanding that one of the old boys is being allowed to self destruct so badly. The Windies are a shadow of their former teams, will they even be able to compete in another 5 / 10 years?
I honestly have no idea what the security threat was that forced Australia to call off their tour of Bangladesh. After all, SA and India just went there and played ODI series and there was no problem whatsoever.
I know safety is paramount and everything, but surely, it seems incredible given two countries just toured there in the last few months with no problems whatsoever.
It's a new warning, so the fact that the Indian and South African tours had no problems is irrelevant. It's not a generic warning to foreigners, the Australian government explicitly stated that they had "reliable information to suggest that militants may be planning to target Australian interests in Bangladesh".
How many Australian interests are there in Bangladesh?
It's not worth the risk. Hopefully it's a one off.
Balladeer: Happy new year and Christmas and all that to all. (Sorry - again, I mostly browse on mobile, so didn't see your earlier wishes!)
Dec 31, 2020 8:55:05 GMT
Mattzo: I hope you are all well, and good luck for 2021.
Dec 29, 2020 20:14:16 GMT
nemouk: Merry Boxing Day Test Eve!
Dec 25, 2020 12:59:41 GMT
waughandpeace: Merry Christmas all, and a happy new year - fingers crossed we'll all be back watching more cricket in 21
Dec 25, 2020 2:01:50 GMT
pierredelafranchesca: Gale and Pyrah to support Lions as coaches.....OK, i mean Gale has been shit for Yorks and is potentially neck deep in this racism case, but sure why not. In fact, keep the useless prick.
Dec 1, 2020 14:52:55 GMT
Balladeer: Definitely needed to be a thread. I came up with one of the same answers as you because I can't see the chatbox on mobile.
Jun 22, 2020 16:14:58 GMT