Future tour rumours

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Marshmallow
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Afghanistan tour is in doubt. Players who are part of BBL is not like to return. If it's go ahead as planned afghan main players will miss and zim get advantage

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Marshmallow wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:39 pm
Afghanistan tour is in doubt. Players who are part of BBL is not like to return. If it's go ahead as planned afghan main players will miss and zim get advantage
Hahaha. Yep, hearing it’s now cancelled/delayed.

ZC only sent the dates out yesterday :lol: I see the ACB also tweeted the dates yesterday but now deleted too. That’s a quick cancellation!

sam_ahm
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What disaster! Afghans are idiots or what, preferring to play BBL over internationals? What a bunch of idiots.

Afghan cricket will struggle to survive, lot of countries will not want to play them, they've got a taliban selected board, and the priorities of their players seem to be different as well.

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I think Afghanistan are in a tough position where their key players probably earn 10x more playing in these T20 competitions than they do for the national team. They don't actually need to play international cricket so I can't blame them for having to balance issues and keep their key players happy.

Our guys rarely get gigs and if they do they won't pay them 6 figures so they actually have to stick around

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And the last thing they need right now with the whole world watching is for them to send half a team to get slaughtered on a greentop like that first test. You will then get guys asking why the ICC is protecting them. I understand them cancelling.

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I mean the dates were literally confirmed and sent to the ICC yesterday. The ACB even went on and announced it publicly. To backtrack and cancel less than 24 hours? Fuck right off

It's not our problem their players can't be bothered. I hope ZC give them both barrels and complain through any avenue about this. Either Afghanistan send a squad without BBL players (Would still be strong and very competitive....) or they issue NOC's. You can't arrange an ICC-mandated international series and then cancel it a few hours later ffs. How long have they known the BBL dates? A year?

We've scheduled our entire domestic season around this series - with a gap in December and with 50-over cricket in the run up to it.

If Mukuhlani has any balls he'll pursue the fucking gun toting terrorists, sorry - I mean cricketers - over this.
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This lot are probably my most hated team in international cricket honestly. They get away with all sorts just because everyone feels sorry for them. If they do ever bother to turn up we should make them stay in that dump the poor domestic players had to live in during last years 'bubble', feed them nothing but plain sadza for two weeks and pay Jongwe's dodgy mates to come and visit them in the night.

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It's bad that Netherlands and now Afghanistan are calling the shots.

Yea the Zimbabwe top brass need to say something about this. Its poor form

Mr Twig
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There has to be more to this than just because of a BBL clash.
secretzimbo wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:25 pm
I mean the dates were literally confirmed and sent to the ICC yesterday. The ACB even went on and announced it publicly. To backtrack and cancel less than 24 hours? Fuck right off
Maybe the ICC has other plans for Afghanistan?

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secretzimbo wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:25 pm
I mean the dates were literally confirmed and sent to the ICC yesterday. The ACB even went on and announced it publicly. To backtrack and cancel less than 24 hours? Fuck right off

It's not our problem their players can't be bothered. I hope ZC give them both barrels and complain through any avenue about this. Either Afghanistan send a squad without BBL players (Would still be strong and very competitive....) or they issue NOC's. You can't arrange an ICC-mandated international series and then cancel it a few hours later ffs. How long have they known the BBL dates? A year?

We've scheduled our entire domestic season around this series - with a gap in December and with 50-over cricket in the run up to it.

If Mukuhlani has any balls he'll pursue the fucking gun toting terrorists, sorry - I mean cricketers - over this.
:D :D :D :D :D :D

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