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Different sets of rules for different folks. Their stance against women should get them banned from every sporting arena.

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If Afghans think themselves among top teams, they should tour Zimbabwe with their second string side without pushing the tour further

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Googly wrote:
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:16 pm
Different sets of rules for different folks. Their stance against women should get them banned from every sporting arena.
Pardon me for being smug, but now you might understand 1% of what a an unequal world with privilege for some feels like. At least this is just a sport/entertainment. Afghan Cricket brings considerable more money to the game than Zimbabwe...by keeping them in the game, some of the revenue will invariably trickle down to teams like Zimbabwe.
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1%?

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White people all the same I guess
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Sri Lanka to host Zumba for 3 ODIs next month

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/sri- ... 22-1294652

On one hand, it’s good to a fixture scheduled against a full member. On the other hand, a paltry 3 ODI matches?? Really?? Travelling all the way to the subcontinent, manuevering through tedious Covid-19 rules and bio-bubbles just for 3 matches?? No wonder Taylor called it quits!! They could have squeezed in a once-off test and 3 T20s to make a proper tour out of it. I’m starting to believe that some of these not-so-strong full member nations want a Zim “series” only when it helps them improve their rankings which guarantees them automatic qualification for the next ODI World Cup

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Tinah09 wrote:
Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:38 pm
Sri Lanka to host Zumba for 3 ODIs next month

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/sri- ... 22-1294652

On one hand, it’s good to a fixture scheduled against a full member. On the other hand, a paltry 3 ODI matches?? Really?? Travelling all the way to the subcontinent, manuevering through tedious Covid-19 rules and bio-bubbles just for 3 matches?? No wonder Taylor called it quits!! They could have squeezed in a once-off test and 3 T20s to make a proper tour out of it. I’m starting to believe that some of these not-so-strong full member nations want a Zim “series” only when it helps them improve their rankings which guarantees them automatic qualification for the next ODI World Cup
These are Super League matches. Meaning they were drawn up in the schedule way before Sri Lanka "needed" points for qualification. At the same time, yes, there may be an element of skimping on ZIM because they are a lower ranked side. At the same time, ALL of the ICC member nations have gone for the split tour system a few years ago - back before COVID was a thing. Teams rarely play Tests/ODIs/T20I all in a single tour. Instead they break it up for logistical reasons (makes tours shorter, allows for format specific squads to travel, allows for all the T20 franchise leagues to exist).

Bangladesh toured NZ for just white ball in March-April, and now are touring for Tests. Its essentially the same tour and in years past would have been played all together. However the cricketing landscape is significantly different now than even 2010. The pandemic will only be further cause of change. Its not a conspiracy against Zimbabwe IMO.
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ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:34 pm
White people all the same I guess
Not even. Its just pointing out the obvious when the "cancel culture sucks" crowd wants to cancel shit themselves.
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Kriterion_BD wrote:
Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:38 pm
Tinah09 wrote:
Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:38 pm
Sri Lanka to host Zumba for 3 ODIs next month

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/sri- ... 22-1294652

On one hand, it’s good to a fixture scheduled against a full member. On the other hand, a paltry 3 ODI matches?? Really?? Travelling all the way to the subcontinent, manuevering through tedious Covid-19 rules and bio-bubbles just for 3 matches?? No wonder Taylor called it quits!! They could have squeezed in a once-off test and 3 T20s to make a proper tour out of it. I’m starting to believe that some of these not-so-strong full member nations want a Zim “series” only when it helps them improve their rankings which guarantees them automatic qualification for the next ODI World Cup
These are Super League matches. Meaning they were drawn up in the schedule way before Sri Lanka "needed" points for qualification. At the same time, yes, there may be an element of skimping on ZIM because they are a lower ranked side. At the same time, ALL of the ICC member nations have gone for the split tour system a few years ago - back before COVID was a thing. Teams rarely play Tests/ODIs/T20I all in a single tour. Instead they break it up for logistical reasons (makes tours shorter, allows for format specific squads to travel, allows for all the T20 franchise leagues to exist).

Bangladesh toured NZ for just white ball in March-April, and now are touring for Tests. Its essentially the same tour and in years past would have been played all together. However the cricketing landscape is significantly different now than even 2010. The pandemic will only be further cause of change. Its not a conspiracy against Zimbabwe IMO.

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I think some people have missed this, so posting again;

We had three T20I's scheduled in SL too. They have been cancelled because SL now need to depart for Australia earlier then envisaged (quarantines etc).

So this was supposed to be a lengthier tour.

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