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Old 26th July 2007, 15:37   #1
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The Australia Thread.

Cosgrove breaks stuff.

MARK Cosgrove was one of three players suspended today by Cricket Australia for "repeated inappropriate treatment of accommodation facilities" at the Australian Institute of Sport.

"It gives me no pleasure at all to confirm the suspension of three talented young cricketers from the AIS Scholars program at CAs COE in Brisbane," CA's acting chief executive Michael Brown said.

"Ive spoken to each player and explained why weve taken this decision and reiterated our expectations of them when representing Cricket Australia.

The ban precludes the trio from taking part in the tour of India from August 10 until September 1.


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Old 26th July 2007, 15:40   #2
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Nice to see that he has an understanding of Australian cricketing culture and is proud of his heritage
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Old 26th July 2007, 18:02   #4
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Old 27th July 2007, 11:02   #6
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Currently he's wasting his talent. He's been given every encouragement but can't seem to break bad habits.
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Old 27th July 2007, 12:18   #7
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Currently he's wasting his talent. He's been given every encouragement but can't seem to break bad habits.
I remember him being regarded as exceptionally talented but overweight when at Glamorgan, but he seems to be fast burning his bridges it seems.
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Old 27th July 2007, 13:43   #8
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I remember him being regarded as exceptionally talented but overweight when at Glamorgan, but he seems to be fast burning his bridges it seems.
Or possibly eating them.
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Old 29th July 2007, 22:49   #9
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I remember him being regarded as exceptionally talented but overweight when at Glamorgan, but he seems to be fast burning his bridges it seems.
Maybe he just lacks a good role model. As the aged Australians retire left, right and centre maybe one of them could be assigned to mentor him. Shane Warne, for example, could offer valuable advice about dieting pills.
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Old 27th July 2007, 00:04   #10
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There have been some deeply comic moments on the board in the last couple of days. Perhaps we need to revive the post of the month thread. Certainly the Druid is looking strong with that one but I have to say that gbg's comment about me taking a couple of months to get the courage up to invite the board regulars out for a booze up was a fine effort too (the git).
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Old 27th July 2007, 10:35   #11
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how come they're only playing 2 matches against Sri Lanka. Probably the two best teams in the world, it's a shame that it isn't a proper series
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Old 1st August 2007, 12:40   #13
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how come they're only playing 2 matches against Sri Lanka. Probably the two best teams in the world, it's a shame that it isn't a proper series
Money factors, tests between the 2 countries probably don't sell out too well either in SL or Aus.
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how come they're only playing 2 matches against Sri Lanka. Probably the two best teams in the world, it's a shame that it isn't a proper series
Are they? That's a crying shame. Hopefully Sri Lanka will win both tests and make the Aussies keen to get them back to avenge it.
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Old 1st August 2007, 14:28   #15
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Are they? That's a crying shame. Hopefully Sri Lanka will win both tests and make the Aussies keen to get them back to avenge it.
Usually the team which visits our shores first is seen as the undercard to the main attraction - in this year's summer the team being India. But SL is definitely worthy of at least three tests, especially given that we played the West Indies in three during the 2005/6 summer.
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Usually the team which visits our shores first is seen as the undercard to the main attraction - in this year's summer the team being India. But SL is definitely worthy of at least three tests, especially given that we played the West Indies in three during the 2005/6 summer.
My point was that the Australian public/administrators need to catch up with reality. Sri Lanka are, for my money, a superior side to India and should be headlining. A Sri Lankan 2-0 victory would make the Australian public/administrators sit up and take notice.

With Australia's recent retirments, I'd even go as far as to say they are playing for the vacant crown of best team in the world.
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My point was that the Australian public/administrators need to catch up with reality. Sri Lanka are, for my money, a superior side to India and should be headlining. A Sri Lankan 2-0 victory would make the Australian public/administrators sit up and take notice.

With Australia's recent retirments, I'd even go as far as to say they are playing for the vacant crown of best team in the world.
Not even close, for my money. Sri Lanka is a good side but like the other contenders for second best, has too many flaws to compete closely with Australia. Perhaps Murali, Vaas and Malinga will prove me wrong and rip through the Aussie batting but I don't see it and neither do I see the Sri Lankans coping with the Aussie attack, although there will be a gap in the spinning departement.
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McGill is a decent replacement for Warne. Not like for like (how could he be) but he is probably still better than most (if not all) spinners in other test teams.

Australia are still number one and I cant see another team to challenge them at the moment.
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Old 2nd August 2007, 02:02   #19
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Australia have another boot camp coming up, consisting of all contracted players, even those (like Dizzy ) who aren't involved in 20/20. Bit of a bummer really
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It's not exactly the ideal place for finger-spinners either, although Murali is obviously a lot more than your average finger spinner.

Could be exciting watching Malinga at the Gabba though!
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