Cremer quits (temporarily?)

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Post by The Robot » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:31 am

Francis Higgins could be good replacement of Cremer
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Re: Cremer quits (temporarily?)

Post by sloandog » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:08 am

The Robot wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:31 am
Francis Higgins could be good replacement of Cremer
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Post by kudet » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:20 am

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/ ... old-family

Former Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer has temporarily put his cricket career on hold due to family commitments. The 32-year-old legspinner recently relocated from Harare to join his wife Merna, who is now based in Dubai and working as a pilot.

"With my wife always away flying, I now have a full-time job looking after the kids and settling them into this new environment," explained Cremer. "I am hoping this may only be temporary, so I may be able to commute back and forth to Zimbabwe, but who knows what the future holds. That's all I can say at this stage.

"But while I am away I wish Zimbabwe Cricket all the very best in what's to come, and I hope to join the boys again in the future."


Cremer has played 19 Tests, 96 one-day internationals and 29 Twenty20 internationals, taking a combined 211 wickets for Zimbabwe across formats. He missed Zimbabwe's recent tours to South Africa and Bangladesh due to knee surgery, but had made a tentative return to action in December, helping his franchise Rhinos to victory over Mountaineers in a Pro50 Championship match played in Kwekwe.

ZC acting managing director Givemore Makoni said Cremer would be greatly missed and hoped that the former captain will be available for selection again soon.

"Your wickets, numbers and everything you have contributed to our game speak for themselves and we as ZC are proud of you," said Makoni.

"Your services will be greatly missed but we hope to have you in our national colours again soon. In the meantime, we send our best wishes to you and your family."

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Re: Cremer quits (temporarily?)

Post by Googly » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:31 pm

I heard that the last straw for him was that ZC didn’t want to release him for a T20 tournament, not sure which one. Im not sure how true this is, but I’ve heard it from a couple of people. It’s basicslly ZC’s way of letting him go and of course they were very sorry to see him go and wish him all the best.
Clearly they think Brandon Mavuta is filling his shoes- maybe but he’s got a way to go yet.
ZC keep arrogantly compounding their mistakes, they will never learn. They’re not open for business.

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Googly wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:31 pm
I heard that the last straw for him was that ZC didn’t want to release him for a T20 tournament, not sure which one. Im not sure how true this is, but I’ve heard it from a couple of people. It’s basicslly ZC’s way of letting him go and of course they were very sorry to see him go and wish him all the best.
Clearly they think Brandon Mavuta is filling his shoes- maybe but he’s got a way to go yet.
ZC keep arrogantly compounding their mistakes, they will never learn. They’re not open for business.
Bugger

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Post by TapsC » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:55 pm

Googly wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:31 pm
I heard that the last straw for him was that ZC didn’t want to release him for a T20 tournament, not sure which one. Im not sure how true this is, but I’ve heard it from a couple of people. It’s basicslly ZC’s way of letting him go and of course they were very sorry to see him go and wish him all the best.
Clearly they think Brandon Mavuta is filling his shoes- maybe but he’s got a way to go yet.
ZC keep arrogantly compounding their mistakes, they will never learn. They’re not open for business.
The Carribean Premier League. It was during the strike. They refused to give him a no objection certificate just like they refused for Raza. Thats what I also heard

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Re: Cremer quits (temporarily?)

Post by Googly » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:12 am

The country waited with bated breath for a presidential announcement last night, all hoping for good news-
price of fuel has been raised from $1.40 to $3.30!!!
I guess they’re acknowledging that the bongo bongo is not at parity with the George Washington.
This has massive repercussions. Bear in mind $3.30 is just imaginary money, it had may as well be acorns.
It bizarrely still buys goods and services, but it’s going to buy half what it used to yesterday. It comes at a time when there are doctors strikes and a looming teacher and civil servant strike for higher wages which have been strongly resisted by government.
To put it in perspective that means a qualified junior doctor currently gets the equivalent of about U$300 a month, and a teacher about half of that.
Economists the world over must be watching our “monetary system” with disbelief. I think our last 2008 crisis must have given people the idea of crypto currencies whereby you dream up a number on a computer and everyone accepts that it has value and will trade their goods and services for it. Of course the problem is that our Zim crypto can only be used with extreme reluctance within our own borders.
If you ask 10 “experts” they will give you ten different predictions of how this is going to roll out. I’m not one of them, but here’s my 10c worth (Bongo Bongo cents that is)- within a month they’re going to have to make another price adjustment upwards on the fuel. The fuel price in this country has a more direct impact on cost of living than any other country. So fuel traders who have sourced fuel with forex will collect Bongo Bongo and then go the central bank and hand it over and ask for real money so they can replenish their stocks. Where are they going to find that tangible green stuff?
Our only source of forex is through exporters who now can’t cope because in the export retention scheme the government grabs most of their forex which they then need to cover the import of strategic commodities and swap out to pay wages, but at black market rates and not at 1:1. Or of course they can just put an extra billion bongo bongo in their account at the touch of a button. In the bad old 2008 days they actually had to print it and put trillions on the notes, now they just punch in whatever they want/need into their account for local use and who will be the wiser? Locals have to accept it and buy goods and services from people who are also forced to accept it. It’s bloody confusing how it all works.
But at the end of the day someone in that line of people needs forex and he has to find someone willing to trade fictitious money for the real stuff.
Olivine is a huge company here, now strategically owned by Zanu. They are threatening to close down because of a lack of forex. This means that a government owned company can’t source forex from their own bank which has a forex allocation committee that they control, what does that tell you?

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Re: Cremer quits (temporarily?)

Post by Googly » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:29 am

And whilst this goes on politicians have been allocated Range Rovers, fantastic parliamentary perks and our Norton MP campaigns for three course meals and paid gym membership because the leaders have to be able to think straight and be fit fat and flourishing in order to lead us successfully through these troubled times.
In 2008 when the rate moved there was always a lag when prices caught up and people with access to forex took advantage of this, but companies and individuals are smarter now and won’t be caught with their pants down, prices will move instantly. Gov will be forced into the old rhetoric of “we’re going to stamp out profiteering and hoarding” and will send their young emissaries to harass companies that are by and large just trying to survive.
I see a version of 2008 all over again but it’s not going to be as friendly. Despite gov’s wink wink nudge nudge “we have a plan to make us a middle income country by 2030” the reality is that there is no plan and we are facing extraordinarily tough and uncertain times.

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Re: Cremer quits (temporarily?)

Post by Googly » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:50 am

It will cost a person who owns a car $300 to fill the tank, car owners probably earn a couple of grand a month tops, And probably go through two tanks of gas a month. I’m just thumb sucking, but just trying to show the magnitude of the problem.
People who use commuter buses (90% of the population) will now have to spend $120 a month commuting instead of $60. These are ball park figures, but people just don’t earn that here. People will throw rocks very soon and then we wait to see what the army does.
In the meantime police are being issued with swipe devices to collect traffic fines because cash notes are practically a thing of the past and the new fines have been pumped up dramatically. It will be the same people manning these road blocks with the same bad attitudes and instructions to collect as much money as possible. I passed a road block the other day that was 100 meters away from a massively busy intersection with non working traffic lights with violations being committed every 10 seconds, but they weren’t interested in solving that issue.
They don’t know how to anymore, the public have no respect for them and the problems are too monumental.

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Re: Cremer quits (temporarily?)

Post by Googly » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:07 am

School fees are another pressing issue here. Most private schools told parents to pay a deposit this term and then they would decide within the next couple of weeks what they would be. Gov has set the benchmark with the fuel price and it looks like the fee hikes are going to fill many parents with dismay.
Gov school fees probably won’t move too much, but their standards and facilities will slip further because you can’t run a school on the fees that are collected at the current rate and the education budget is woefully inadequate.
The actual black market rate was 3.5 yesterday and not 2:1 as the fuel price increase indicates so the reality is that the price increase was not enough. The black market rate is bound to move almost immediately following this announcement. It’s anyone’s guess what’s going to happen, but it won’t be good.

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