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Old 15th August 2007, 17:27   #141
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And what do you think of Boucher's censure Slop?
Depending on how much of it is true it seems a bit silly from both parties. Boucher shouldn't have said anything (if he did) and the UCB needn't have made it so public that they were looking into it, I mean, 5 violations is pushing it! Similarly I don't think they should have made their reaction to Kallis's resignation so public until it had been dealt with.

At the moment it's all a storm in a teacup but it's a little too public for my liking and a falling out could damage SA.
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Old 15th August 2007, 21:06   #142
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South Africa A 287 for 2 (Amla 115*, Dippenaar 103*)

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Old 16th August 2007, 00:24   #143
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It seems that both Dippenaar and Amla were given many reprieves by sloppy fielding.

Boucher has certainly been on the front foot. He's criticised the tournament and the allegations that the Proteas are drunks. Also has accused the CSA of ulterior motives regarding Kallis's omission.

CSA needs to get this sorted otherwise team morale could be irreparably damaged.
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Old 18th August 2007, 21:12   #144
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Mclaren chooses England:

http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/count...ry/307385.html

And Harrow tears Zimbo apart:

http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/zimba...ch/305687.html
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Old 19th August 2007, 04:31   #145
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Will there be anyone left to play for SA in a few years time? They're jumping ship in droves. You know my feelings about this; I think the Kolpak is more a ticket of convenience. Personally I'd love the ICC to step in and stop these counties from 'raping' other countries' stocks. And the latest situation re. Warne and his attempt at securing German citizenship demonstrates what a farce it all is. If the ECB is serious about blooding young Englishmen (hence the one overseas player rule) it would close all 'loopholes' regarding overseas players playing for the counties.
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Old 19th August 2007, 14:15   #146
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If the ECB is serious about blooding young Englishmen (hence the one overseas player rule) it would close all 'loopholes' regarding overseas players playing for the counties.
The ECB would just waffle about EU employment laws.

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Will there be anyone left to play for SA in a few years time? They're jumping ship in droves. You know my feelings about this; I think the Kolpak is more a ticket of convenience. Personally I'd love the ICC to step in and stop these counties from 'raping' other countries' stocks. And the latest situation re. Warne and his attempt at securing German citizenship demonstrates what a farce it all is. If the ECB is serious about blooding young Englishmen (hence the one overseas player rule) it would close all 'loopholes' regarding overseas players playing for the counties.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 10:50   #148
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But Maty you've already jumped ship haven't you?
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Old 22nd August 2007, 11:17   #149
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But Maty you've already jumped ship haven't you?
He's working on a German passport.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 12:12   #150
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He's working on a German passport.
And you have too Slop? - otherwise Kallis's all-rounder spot might await.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 12:27   #151
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And you have too Slop? - otherwise Kallis's all-rounder spot might await.
I'd make a pretty good all-rounder. I'm equally useless in all disciplines.
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But Maty you've already jumped ship haven't you?
Derbyshire offered me more money
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Old 22nd August 2007, 12:43   #153
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Derbyshire offered me more money
Except I thought most Saffas headed for Kent.
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Except I thought most Saffas headed for Kent.
i wasn't even good enough for that!
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Old 22nd August 2007, 13:23   #155
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i wasn't even good enough for that!

Why didn't you head for the sunny skies of oz instead of emigrating to the gloomy ones of the Old Dart?
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Why didn't you head for the sunny skies of oz instead of emigrating to the gloomy ones of the Old Dart?

i jumped on the first ship i was offered!

i'll be trying my luck out there for a few months next year anyway...
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It seems I'm a tad slow off the mark today, cheers for the link Rey, although I'll leave the link there to keep the archive going on this thread.
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Excerpt from an article I came across.

Proteas pig out while nation starves
Wednesday 22 August 2007
South Africa’s cricketers were given so much meat at their arrival lunch in Zimbabwe they could not finish it.

This in a country where stores remain empty of maize, bread, meat and other staples as producers say they cannot afford to sell their products below the cost of production and distribution (as president Robert Mugabe has demanded).

While millions of Zimbabweans go hungry every day, Graeme Smith’s men will be well fed during their short stay.

Zimbabwe Cricket has instructed the Proteas not to eat outside the hotel, following reports that South Africa A players tried to buy food at several fast-food outlets last week and were told there were no ingredients.

A Zimbabwe Cricket official said they had made sure that there was enough good food at the team hotel for the Proteas, and any player who went looking for food outside would be taking his chances.

“We have made sure that whatever the South Africans need in terms of food is there at the team hotel,” he said. “Those who want to go out to look for food at fast food outlets would be doing that at their own will. In any case, pizza and fast food is not food, the proper food is at the hotel.”

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s deputy president Joseph Msika denied there was starvation in the country and urged citizens to eat “an array of traditional food” for survival.
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