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Player: India  BlueScorpion Subject: cricket world cup


2011-03-04 11:26:08
Who do u think wud win the cup? Do u think all the matches r fixed? Or how in the world can Ireland beat England?-
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1England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2011-03-04 14:27:08
No doubt England will be ` learning lessons`, ` taking the positives `, ` bouncing back `, ` taking a fresh approach` `, etc., yawn, etc., after their humiliating defeat to Ireland. The Irish guy swung the bat and connected racing to the fastest 100 ( 50 balls ) in w/cup history. The quick bowlers bowled hardly any yorkers at him. Fixed ?, well the games certainly become tainted in recent years thanks to the sub-continent bookmakers. But then England never stay hungry for long at any sport, unlike other great teams of history.-

2India  BlueScorpion2011-03-04 15:50:38
Fixing has been present since the 80\'s. Last world cup, Pakistan lost deliberately to Ireland, Bob Woolmer suspected it and tht led to his murder.In the world cup before tht Pakistan lost deliberately to a then lowly Bangladesh. Test cricket was dying in the 70\'s with dull draws and low crowd turnouts.Then kerry packer changed all tht. But even then cricket was not a craze in India as it is now.I suspect the ICC spotted the huge market in India, letting them win the cup in 83 thus making cricket a religion in India.How else wud have India won against the mighty windies after scoring a low total? Pakistans and Sri Lankas cup win are suspect too. Just look at the scene now, Indian subcontinent rules the cricketing world. The Irish guy is good.Already many IPL teams are aiming for him now. England, not hungry? then how come u have the most popular football league in the world?-

3England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2011-03-05 03:56:39
The wages paid to top footballers here - £50-150+k a week brings the mercenries in from all over the world, although the ultra-stars remain in spain and italy. Our game is so popular because of the pace and end-to-end action, the way we think the game should be played. The national team is something else. People think they are overpaid millionairs going through the motions with a couldn`t-care-less attitude imagining other teams will play the old amature ethical game. No way, they are slick, cynical and look hungry. We are not. Cricket is best played at school and with your mates. The big bad world has got it`s dirty little fingers all over it now. Domestic cricket is still great here, and the test side are enjoying a world number 2 or 3 status. I`ll tip S.Africa to win the one day world cup.-

4England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2011-03-05 03:56:40
The wages paid to top footballers here - £50-150+k a week brings the mercenries in from all over the world, although the ultra-stars remain in spain and italy. Our game is so popular because of the pace and end-to-end action, the way we think the game should be played. The national team is something else. People think they are overpaid millionairs going through the motions with a couldn`t-care-less attitude imagining other teams will play the old amature ethical game. No way, they are slick, cynical and look hungry. We are not. Cricket is best played at school and with your mates. The big bad world has got it`s dirty little fingers all over it now. Domestic cricket is still great here, and the test side are enjoying a world number 2 or 3 status. I`ll tip S.Africa to win the one day world cup.-

5Europian  cc13741628192011-03-05 05:15:16
i scored a run once, but i found watching the seagulls more appealing-

6India  BlueScorpion2011-03-05 05:48:18
@ extopian, my money is on SA too!BTW, will Beckham ever play for England again? @angelfish, watching jonathan livingston seagull wud certainly be more appealing thn watching an appeal for LBW.-

7India  BlueScorpion2011-03-05 07:19:43
angelfish, watch this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGh8IpBg4wY-

8India  BlueScorpion2011-03-06 04:41:22
extopian, we spoke too soon it seems. Great win by England.-

9India  BlueScorpion2011-03-08 15:42:38
FOR ALL CRICKET LOVERS: Who wud u pick as ur opening bowlers and opening batsmen and captain( Any team,any time)for a one day game? My choice is Wasim Akram and Allan Donald as bowlers, Tendulkar and Gilchrist as batsmen.Imran Khan for captain. Any New Zealanders: thx for humbling Shoaib Akthar !-

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