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  1. The Speaker

    Rolling World Cup squad thread

    Seeing as the World Cup is happening before the Ashes and no-one really seems to know what our best ODI team looks like, it's time for this thread to match the Ashes one. Now, it's very much the selectors' fault that we have no idea what the best ODI line-up looks like, because they never pick...
  2. The Speaker

    The Alternative World Cup! (Dividing the West Indies pt. 2) - Final

    Most cricket followers don't like the idea of a ten team World Cup. Those that do will probably be convinced it's a bad idea come late June next year. I've asked the question of what format the World Cup should be, in which I stated my own preference for a 20 team tournament. I've also attacked...
  3. The Speaker

    What should be the format of the World Cup?

    For the first four editions of the Cricket World Cup, there was a fairly simple formula in place: eight teams split into two groups, top two from each play in the knockouts. At least one of the teams playing would have qualified via winning the ICC Trophy for associate members. Come 1992, the...
  4. The Speaker

    2019 "World" Cup Shamblefier - Scotland robbed again, no Associates at World Cup for first time ever

    To the ICC's shame, the 2019 World Cup is limited to ten teams, eight of which have already been decided. This World Cup shrinkage owes itself to Bangladesh and Ireland daring to knock India and Pakistan out in the group stages in 2007, forcing the ICC to figure out the best way to make as many...
  5. LeeARM

    Discussion AFL International Cup 2017 Guernseys

    The International Cup starts in 3 weeks and it usually involves some pretty interesting designs. I haven't heard or seen much about it so far so I thought that this could be a good place to share any designs that have been revealed. I'll start off this thread with the new Canada Northwind...
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