[ Poll ] What happens next?

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What happens next? (TM - Tavengwa Mukuhlani / DEB - Dave Ellman-Brown)

Cricket LIVES: TM board restored, ICC restore funding and the players stay
1
6%
Cricket LIVES: DEB board stays, ICC restore funding and the players stay
2
11%
Cricket LIVES: A new board is elected and the situation returns to normalcy
4
22%
Cricket DIES: TM board restored, no more funding and players leave
2
11%
Cricket DIES: DEB board stays, no more funding and players leave
5
28%
Cricket DIES: A new board is elected and the situation deteriorates
4
22%
 
Total votes: 18

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Re: [ Poll ] What happens next?

Post by Googly » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:50 am

It will be immaculate because it will be looked after by 3 Hsc staff and not 30 ZC groundstaff.

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Re: [ Poll ] What happens next?

Post by Kriterion_BD » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:27 pm

Given the stage in their careers/lives that the core players are in (Taylor, Williams, Ervine, Raza, Jarvis) even a 6 month suspension means they will have to find employment elsewhere. Looks like that generation of ZIM players will surely sign off.

Just saw that Mire has retired. Hamilton might well be thinking the same.

The end looks imminent now. If the Musakandas, Burls, and Kamunhukamwes form the new core, Zimbabwe will fall another notch down the ladder at least while they develop their games.
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Re: [ Poll ] What happens next?

Post by zimbos_05 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:24 am

Kriterion_BD wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:27 pm
Hamilton might well be thinking the same.
If anything he is thinking this is his chance to be captain for another 3 years. The man is stealing a living. He is part of the problem.

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Re: [ Poll ] What happens next?

Post by SpitfiresKent » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:39 am

brmtaylor.com admin wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:29 am
Apparently this is what HSC looks like nowImage
Looks like an absolute road, win the toss and bat first! :D

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Re: [ Poll ] What happens next?

Post by Googly » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:15 am

It looks like the launch site for Apollo 13

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Re: [ Poll ] What happens next?

Post by Googly » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:17 am

I don’t have green fingers, but even I can grow a lawn :lol:
They’re letting it get like that deliberately just to show they’ve got no money. Makoni can sell the spare wheel on his landcruiser and we can add s bit of water.

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Re: [ Poll ] What happens next?

Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:34 am

Googly wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:17 am
I don’t have green fingers, but even I can grow a lawn :lol:
They’re letting it get like that deliberately just to show they’ve got no money. Makoni can sell the spare wheel on his landcruiser and we can add s bit of water.
Exactly. Where are all these people that supposedly "care about cricket", and why aren't they helping to keep HSC looking good?

That's directed at both the old board and the interim board too. Someone needs to show some leadership.

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Re: [ Poll ] What happens next?

Post by sam_ahm » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:57 am

brmtaylor.com admin wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:34 am
Googly wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:17 am
I don’t have green fingers, but even I can grow a lawn :lol:
They’re letting it get like that deliberately just to show they’ve got no money. Makoni can sell the spare wheel on his landcruiser and we can add s bit of water.
Exactly. Where are all these people that supposedly "care about cricket", and why aren't they helping to keep HSC looking good?

That's directed at both the old board and the interim board too. Someone needs to show some leadership.
Couldn't agree more. At least the new board should do whatever is in their capacity, just dismissing the old ones and getting the country suspended ain't enough.

I grew up as a kid watching Zimbabwe provide the upsets and being the most facinating underdogs to watch during the 90s, there wasnt a fantasy team in which I didn't have Grant and Andy Flower in my team... Andy Blignaut one gave me tons of points that saw me winning a fantasy game... It is because of all these fond memories I want Zimbabwe to do well, and I don't want cricket there to die. Sad but let's see what happens, hoping against hope that things improve.

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Re: [ Poll ] What happens next?

Post by Boundary » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:37 am

Googly wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:05 am
Boundary- read the twitter and newsfeeds bud.
There’s no intention to rebuild anything. They now perceive there to be a time limit and the intent is to keep the population as calm as possible for as long as possible and to take everything that there is to take. When they can’t be bothered to organize electricity so society can function does that not tell you all you need to know? When the Minister of Energy flaunts a 300k Rolls Royce surely you see that we’re in the last chapter? Nobody can point a finger at anybody because they are all in on it. There is nobody fixing this mess. There are no mega deals, but the Chinese are coming like a hurricane.
If it doesn’t rain this year we’re going to see even worse problems.
Twitter is full of rabid anger on any given topic - be it Brexit, Trump, or kpop - with extremely short attention spans. What I do is look at the decisions of decision-makers. Mnangagwa appoints Kirsty Coventry, an eminently qualified person by any standard. She then appoints a new SRC board and steps back. That board comes down on the corrupt ZC board and appoints a new one.The new ZC board must then fix cricket. If everyone acts within their powers and has the right intentions, eventually the system rights itself. Look, it has taken almost a year since Kirsty's appointment to reach this stage.
[Incidentally, it's the same argument across the board, from the Minister of Energy to Minister of Finance - give them time for their decisions to play out. The refusal to do so is rife on Twitter, I wonder why?]

Cricket should fund itself. Get fewer but good people. Set up accountability systems. Prioritise players, coaches and staff directly linked to playing cricket (like ground staff and umpires and school teachers). If you put up a game, sell alcohol and food. If you set up a league, package it on Facebook/YouTube or tv and sell adverts. Why does everyone look to politicians for answers?

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Re: [ Poll ] What happens next?

Post by Andybligzz » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:49 am

What happens if we never come back ? What happens to this forum? Shall we make a Namibia cricket forum? Seems they have more of a future than us :D
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