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Re: Future tour rumours

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:17 pm
by sam_ahm
Funny thing is that even the Aussies don't stop their international cricket for BBL but Afghans do, that's as pathetic as it can get honestly.

Can't the ZC and NET board set up the series now in Jan, as the Afghans won't turn up anyways?

Also I wonder when will Afghans play their super league matches, they've only played 3 so far...they have a lot to make up for and the last thing I want is for the ICC to consider % winnings in case the series don't go ahead. It should simply be points, nothing else.

Re: Future tour rumours

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:08 am
by zimbos_05
Afghans basically hold boards to ransom and get away with it. No one cares for them unless Rashid Khan or Mujeeb is playing.

I say tough shit. If those players are not available, then they are not available. Deal with it.

Re: Future tour rumours

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:59 am
by TapsC2
1st SA-Netherlands ODI rained out. 5 points. I wonder if the tour will be cancelled

Re: Future tour rumours

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:54 am
by secretzimbo
^ It's cancelled (postponed) now, confirmed.

We might struggle to fulfil our away tour to Sri Lanka in January if this flight ban continues.

Oman and the UAE are currently playing ODIs in Namibia as well, that looks likely to get cancelled too.

Re: Future tour rumours

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:21 pm
by sam_ahm
secretzimbo wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:54 am
^ It's cancelled (postponed) now, confirmed.

We might struggle to fulfil our away tour to Sri Lanka in January if this flight ban continues.

Oman and the UAE are currently playing ODIs in Namibia as well, that looks likely to get cancelled too.
I hope things normalize by January. If so, then at least Zimbabwe won't have any cancellations.

I think this is a bit of a knee jerk reaction by some countries. I can see European countries and the US still reporting massively large number of covid cases as compared to African countries. I understand it's more about the varient, but then covid is an endemic now anyways, there will be many varients coming, so what's new in this?

Re: Future tour rumours

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:14 am
by Kriterion_BD
Looks like Super League will end up being decided by % of points earned and not absolute points like they did for the WTC. So many games have been postponed there is no way to make them up and also have equal number of matches for all teams.

Re: Future tour rumours

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:40 am
by sam_ahm
Kriterion_BD wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:14 am
Looks like Super League will end up being decided by % of points earned and not absolute points like they did for the WTC. So many games have been postponed there is no way to make them up and also have equal number of matches for all teams.
Most likely, there seems to be no urgency amongst any of the teams to play out these games quickly.

Re: Future tour rumours

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:56 am
by sam_ahm
Sony advertising Zimbabwe's tour of Sri Lanka starting Jan 16th. Will it go through folks?

It's an away series, so the question of teams not coming to Zimbabwe is out. It's just a matter of how ZC ensures Zimbabwe team can reach SLN.

Re: Future tour rumours

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:17 pm
by sam_ahm
Don't know where to post this but this Omicron shit is being taken to another level. Apparently it is in India as well now, the entire world is acting as if it's some new virus altogether without any base or data.

I don't know if this covid has become a business kind of a thing for the World but this is absolute shit. Media is hyping it up like anything. All idiots. I still don't know why are they doing this.

During delta barely anyone was vaccinated, it's no longer the case now, this omicron, popcorn, shitcorn will keep coming, just bloody get on with it ffs.

Re: Future tour rumours

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:21 pm
by secretzimbo
sam_ahm wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:17 pm
Don't know where to post this but this Omicron shit is being taken to another level. Apparently it is in India as well now, the entire world is acting as if it's some new virus altogether without any base or data.

I don't know if this covid has become a business kind of a thing for the World but this is absolute shit. Media is hyping it up like anything. All idiots. I still don't know why are they doing this.

During delta barely anyone was vaccinated, it's no longer the case now, this omicron, popcorn, shitcorn will keep coming, just bloody get on with it ffs.
+1

Governments are pooing themselves, and I've no idea why. Of course southern Africa have born the brunt of it unfortunately. The fact it is now being discovered everywhere else and there is evidence that it was present in Europe well before it was found in SA is just the tip of the iceberg.

I get it. It's a virus. It's pretty shit. Lots of people have died. I'd rather not catch it. Maybe being very cautious early on was justified whilst we worked it out and got to grips with it.

But come on...how many fucking years are we going to lock ourselves away, shut our borders, cripple our economies, and ruin peoples lives, families and communities as a result of this? It's a grim virus but I don't see what choice we have but to get on with it. Unfortunately the world is full of mad governments panicking......there's plenty of theories out there why.

Thankfully we've done better than most of Africa with vaccines here.....except they are bloody Chinese so largely useless. And still only about quarter of the population anyway.


There's no reason international cricket, or any activity, can't be carried out successfully and safely but hey, most of the players have bought into the whole fear thing and are terrified. Ultimately governments set the agenda and influence things.....if there are flight bans or restrictive government quarantines what can you do? And if players don't want to play or isolate or bubble or they are scared then what can you do? I have no idea why western countries are so scared and why the governments are so keen on brainwashing people into such a level of extreme fear over there. These are countries that once conquered the world. Now they have healthy elite athletes scared of getting a cough!!

Of course our own twat in power has now decided to do the same again as well and shut the borders. Any excuse for a crack down and to stamp some authority hey. He loves it.