Afghanistan Cricket / Taliban

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ZIMDOGGY
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Re: Afghanistan Cricket / Taliban

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secretzimbo wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:56 pm
Also, you are forgetting an absolutely crucial point. If you read into the ICC statutes and minutes and the way it operates, you'll be amazed. The ICC isn't some almighty independent body. It's about as independent as a hog on ice.

In almost every aspect it is totally controlled by the full members. How many full members will want to be seen to supporting the Taliban's major outlet for soft power and influence?

You can bet your bottom Zollar that India won't be wanting to support Pakistan's terrorist breeding ground.....
I can’t say too much but I legit know of countries that faked having cricket to get funding.
Just in case you had any doubts that the ICC aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed.
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slcricfan1
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Re: Afghanistan Cricket / Taliban

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ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:34 pm
secretzimbo wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:56 pm
Also, you are forgetting an absolutely crucial point. If you read into the ICC statutes and minutes and the way it operates, you'll be amazed. The ICC isn't some almighty independent body. It's about as independent as a hog on ice.

In almost every aspect it is totally controlled by the full members. How many full members will want to be seen to supporting the Taliban's major outlet for soft power and influence?

You can bet your bottom Zollar that India won't be wanting to support Pakistan's terrorist breeding ground.....
I can’t say too much but I legit know of countries that faked having cricket to get funding.
Just in case you had any doubts that the ICC aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed.
Sorry if this is too intrusive but how do you know this stuff lol?

secretzimbo
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Re: Afghanistan Cricket / Taliban

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I lived in Hong Kong for a few years as a school teacher. There was a group of friendly Aussies running the HK cricket board - ended up drinking with them one night and they were bemoaning how associate funding is distributed on the basis of a ‘scorecard’ matrix that measured all sorts of various things. They told several stories of random dodgy countries in the Asia region making all their figures up and getting more funding, whilst HK’s internal very official and organised sports body and audits meant they had to be brutally honest and therefore missed out on a lot of deserved funding.

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