ZIMDOGGY wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:08 am
Thsi is where we need a globally recognised cricket media outlet to put pressure on corruption like this.
Someone like a Piers Morgan or Tucker Carlson to do a segment on it in front of a worldwide cricketing audience to expose the BS
It’s strange that there is no cricket tv shows that I know of. Nothing like ‘The Footy Show’ in Australia that has an NRL and AFL equivalent or NRL360 or the millions of NFL shows where you can discuss the controversies in the game.
If you're looking for a pundit who is actually not dishonest, who's already touched on the issue, Hasan Minhaj is the best option.
slcricfan1 wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:00 am
How does the ICC benefit from delaying this?
I reckon it would cost the ICC a lot of money to alter the format and structure of the WC at such a late stage. Afghanistan are actually in the main draw. I am fairly certain that any changes made to the lineups will have adverse affects on sponsorships and broadcast deals which were long sold. The ICC would probably stand to lose a lot of money.
secretzimbo wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:40 am
You’re right that there is a difference with the ZC case, in that it was the board and Mukuhlani themselves who flagged it to the ICC.
The USA and Nepal however (and numerous much tinier associates over the years) didn’t do that but have been suspended for less serious things than this.
I mean a group of Taliban (therefore, government) folk with AK’s storming into the office and demanding the CEO is replaced with their pick is pretty rad. You can be technical about a ceo being ‘appointed’ but I don’t think even the ICC can defend that.
I’m very confident they will be suspended in the interim. And then whenever that it settled and ‘investigated’ , they’ll find themselves as leading associates without test status again going forward.
Conveniently - and annoyingly - though it will probably all happen after the World Cup
Its not technical. A CEO is never elected, he's hired throughout whatever process that particular organization uses. The Chairman or Board President is an elected office, and in this case this particular chairman was removed by the board in 2019, and has merely been re-instated, albeit by a different regime.
None of the white countries will play Afghanistan, they might even forfeit their games at the WC, which would really be embarassing for the ICC. But I suspect all the non-white countries will have no issue playing against Afghanistan. The players aren't members of the Taliban afterall.