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Belnakor

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CA puts its money where its mouth is, so fu** off with this sh*t.
since when have CA done anything unless it supported their bottom line?

- avoiding any tests/ODI/t20 with "low tier" teams whenever possible
- pushing for flat pitches during key series so they can reap maximum profit
- instituting a ridiculous BBL season with far too many games
 

Teen Wolf

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since when have CA done anything unless it supported their bottom line?
Since being a global leader for the development of women's cricket, i.e. circa 2001 at the very latest.

- avoiding any tests/ODI/t20 with "low tier" teams whenever possible
- pushing for flat pitches during key series so they can reap maximum profit
- instituting a ridiculous BBL season with far too many games
- just toured Bangladesh, didn't have to
- the pitches for the big series typically have more life in them, not less
- where do you think the extra money generated from that, along with the ODI/T20I rights, goes?
 

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Teen Wolf

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Don't they get government money for that, though?
No, cricket doesn't get millions in govt funding for its elite programs every year, unlike Australia's favourite past times equestrian and sailing.

See for yourself:

A couple of the country's smaller sports absent from the last year altogether, let it be noted.
 

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I am hoping that maybe Zimbabwe comes in to play Australia in Hobart. It is a possibility seeing they aren't playing in the T20WC.

In other news, there is talk that the New Years test and the Perth test will be swapped.

 

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Since being a global leader for the development of women's cricket, i.e. circa 2001 at the very latest.


- just toured Bangladesh, didn't have to
- the pitches for the big series typically have more life in them, not less
- where do you think the extra money generated from that, along with the ODI/T20I rights, goes?
- we were forced to tour Bangladesh, we had pulled out of the previous series and cancelled their tour of Australia in 2019.
- that's incorrect. We had the gabba which was an absolute road for the Indian series.
- it goes into the bloated and overpaid CA management team's pockets by in large it would seem.
 

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- we were forced to tour Bangladesh, we had pulled out of the previous series and cancelled their tour of Australia in 2019.
- that's incorrect. We had the gabba which was an absolute road for the Indian series.
- it goes into the bloated and overpaid CA management team's pockets by in large it would seem.
- no we weren't

- neither team cracked 400 last summer... and if the Gabba Test had been a day-nighter like CA wanted, it would've been over in 3.5 days

- it would only seem that way to somebody totally out of touch with reality, the money "by in large" goes to national and domestic players (about 120 of which are women)
 

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It's all over folks. No Afghan Test this summer.

I agree with CA on this one, even if they do have a track record of avoiding playing teams outside of the big three. Can't support a cricketing body which suppresses women's rights.
 

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- no we weren't

- neither team cracked 400 last summer... and if the Gabba Test had been a day-nighter like CA wanted, it would've been over in 3.5 days

- it would only seem that way to somebody totally out of touch with reality, the money "by in large" goes to national and domestic players (about 120 of which are women)
are you saying we didn't cancel bangladesh tour multiple times?
 

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It's all over folks. No Afghan Test this summer.

I agree with CA on this one, even if they do have a track record of avoiding playing teams outside of the big three. Can't support a cricketing body which suppresses women's rights.
The cricketing board has 25 contracted women’s players…. So tell me more about how they are suppressing women’s rights
 

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It's all over folks. No Afghan Test this summer.

I agree with CA on this one, even if they do have a track record of avoiding playing teams outside of the big three. Can't support a cricketing body which suppresses women's rights.
It was a bad look to be playing Afghanistan so soon after the Taliban came back and this was just the excuse. Afghanistan has never had a women's team, it didn't bother anyone until now.
 

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CA to top Test nations: We won't play you if your government threatens female cricketers.
CA to low Test nations: We won't play you if your government threatens female cricketers.
i certainly think it’s possible to simultaneously support the game against Afghanistan not going ahead, while also being incredibly critical about CA cancelling tours against small countries which they’ve got a history of doing
 

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i certainly think it’s possible to simultaneously support the game against Afghanistan not going ahead, while also being incredibly critical about CA cancelling tours against small countries which they’ve got a history of doing
Evidently, considering how so few posters on here have taken exception to the idiotic comment about CA supposedly being happy about the Taliban seizing power in Afghanistan.
 

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Evidently, considering how so few posters on here have taken exception to the idiotic comment about CA supposedly being happy about the Taliban seizing power in Afghanistan.
The test quite clearly should not go ahead.

That does not change the fact that Cricket Australia’s actions and attitude towards lower tier test nations is very poor.
 

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No need to get shirty. Obviously they were contracted prior to the takeover.
The government on the cricket board are two separate entities. Just because the taliban is anti women’s sport doesn’t mean the cricket board doesn’t support it
 

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We can't end up with the situation we found ourselves in with Zimbabwe where the ICC ended up effectively funding a despotic regime.
 

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The government on the cricket board are two separate entities. Just because the taliban is anti women’s sport doesn’t mean the cricket board doesn’t support it
I know. Poorly worded by me then. Though if events in Zimbabwe & Sri Lanka are anything to go by political interference is set to be rife.
 

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