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Old 17-09-19, 11:33 AM   #3401
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Really bad, the fact it's ancient history and has nothing to do with Stokes himself makes it even worse.

I've always held Stokes in the worst regard on a personal level, but leveraging his profile for publicity at the expense of his family is shocking.
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Old 17-09-19, 11:38 AM   #3402
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It’s such a considered move by the editorial team.

To investigate the lead find the ‘scoop’ and then decide that it is worth following up and then publishing without consent is totally immoral. Particularly when it is a story that is clearly going to be very traumatic. How in any way can they see this blatant invasion of privacy as newsworthy?

After the phone hacking scandal it is clear evidence that ultimately nothing has changed.
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Old 17-09-19, 11:53 AM   #3403
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And to use it as a timed distraction from political events they don't like.
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Old 17-09-19, 11:54 AM   #3404
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And to use it as a timed distraction from political events they don't like.
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Old 17-09-19, 06:21 PM   #3405
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Old 17-09-19, 07:04 PM   #3406
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Really bad, the fact it's ancient history and has nothing to do with Stokes himself makes it even worse.

I've always held Stokes in the worst regard on a personal level, but leveraging his profile for publicity at the expense of his family is shocking.
You don't like anyone though.
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Old 17-09-19, 07:50 PM   #3407
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You don't like anyone though.
Correct, I just remember a couple of interviews with a few different players of colour in South African teams have had run ins with him.

It's not for no reason that Rabada told him to 'fuck off' after getting him out in that test which didn't have much needle. When he was asked in the interview what had happened, Rabada said something like 'Stokes knows what he's done and this isn't the first time', referring to an incident in an England Lions vs South Africa A game. Bavuma said he walked up to him and said 'are you lost, what the fuck are you doing here'? I can't prove that he's a racist or has made racist comments but I suspect as much.

Obviously him pummelling that guys face in didn't do wonders for my opinion of him either.

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Old 17-09-19, 08:05 PM   #3408
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I don't get why anyone still buys the rag, they continually do shit like this that just hurts people, and the only reason for doing it is to sell newspapers.

They are absolute scum
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Old 23-09-19, 02:50 PM   #3409
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Bairstow dropped for NZ tour

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Old 23-09-19, 03:33 PM   #3410
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He's averaged 20.25 in tests last year...
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Old 07-10-19, 10:25 AM   #3411
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Didn't want him but he's done a great job with Essex tbf

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Old 07-10-19, 06:25 PM   #3412
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Kirsten might have been better but probably time to try another English coach first.
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Old 07-10-19, 06:28 PM   #3413
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Apparently he interviewed really badly and came across as if he didn't really give a fuck whether he got the job or not
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Old 07-10-19, 08:27 PM   #3414
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Maybe no one told the panel that's how all South Africans come across
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Old 08-10-19, 09:12 AM   #3416
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Would have been livid if Kirsten took that job with SA cricket in transition (minor disarray with no coach). Purely because he quit the SA job saying he wanted to spend more time with his family in Cape Town. Well England is no closer to Cape Town and England traditionally have longer tours than South Africa. If the reports are anything to go by, this did play a factor as it seemed he wanted to stay in South Africa and only join to prepare for series.

If he wants to return to international cricket, he should put his name in the hat for the Proteas job. Possibly wouldn't get it being the wrong colour but would be a huge. Although Peter Moores name was mentioned. I've never even heard of Enoch Nkwe before, so surely this can't be a permanent solution.
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Old 15-10-19, 08:19 PM   #3417
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/50047860

England's extraordinary win over New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup final will never be repeated after the boundary countback rule was abolished in ICC events.

After both sides hit 15 in the super over - a one-over shootout - England won because they had scored more boundaries in the match.

The super over in the semi-finals and finals will now be repeated until one team has scored more than the other.

Group games will have a super over too.

If the super over, which previously only applied in the knockout stages, is tied in the group stage then the match will be a draw.

The ICC said the super over is "an exciting and engaging conclusion to the game and will remain in place covering all games at both ODI and T20I World Cup".
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Old 02-11-19, 03:54 AM   #3418
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Denly's ankle ligament injury is a stroke of fortune for England. I'm sure they wanted to drop him but probably felt after his performance (relative to his team mates) against Australia they weren't able to. This resolves that problem. He's 33 and not good enough, I doubt we'll ever see him involved in a test match ever again.
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Old 22-11-19, 12:01 AM   #3419
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Old 22-11-19, 12:06 AM   #3420
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Archer gone now. We've lost 4 wickets in about 10 minutes
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Old 22-11-19, 02:43 PM   #3421
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Well poised...

England 353: Stokes 91, Denly 74, Southee 4-88

New Zealand 144-4: Williamson 51, S Curran 2-28

New Zealand trail by 209 runs
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Old 23-11-19, 05:51 AM   #3422
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England have really let NZ off. Watling is decent enough, but they will be furious letting him get away after picking up Taylor and Williamson before they could do real damage.
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Old 23-11-19, 11:05 AM   #3423
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Aussies absolutely crushing Pakistan, who have a 16yr old kid bowling for them
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Old 24-11-19, 09:48 AM   #3424
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Old 24-11-19, 12:00 PM   #3425
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Old 25-11-19, 09:01 AM   #3426
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Old 25-11-19, 12:08 PM   #3428
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Root needs to go, he's a poor captain.
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Old 25-11-19, 12:28 PM   #3429
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Fucked his batting too. Sack him.
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Old 25-11-19, 02:44 PM   #3430
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Absolutely shite

& this shit happening too FFS

Jofra Archer: England bowler subjected to 'racial insults' during New Zealand defeat

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England fast bowler Jofra Archer says he was subjected to racist abuse by a spectator during the final day of the first-Test defeat by New Zealand.

The 24-year-old, who was making his first appearance in an overseas Test for England, says he heard comments from "one guy" at the Bay Oval.

England lost the match in Mount Maunganui by an innings and 65 runs.

"A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team," said Archer.

In a post on social media, he added: "The crowd has been amazing this week except for that one guy. The Barmy Army was good as usual."

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said it is conducting an investigation into the incident, which took place as Archer walked off the field following his dismissal.

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said it would be apologising to Archer but added it has yet to identify the perpetrator.

"New Zealand Cricket will be contacting, and apologising to English fast bowler Jofra Archer, who was racially abused by a spectator as he left the field at the conclusion of the first Test at Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui," it said in a statement.

"Although security providers at the venue were unable to locate the perpetrator, NZC will be examining CCTV footage and making further inquiries tomorrow in an endeavour to identify the man responsible.

"NZC has zero tolerance towards abusive or offensive language at any of its venues and will refer any developments in the case to police."

It will contact Mr Archer tomorrow to apologise for the unacceptable experience, and to promise increased vigilance in the matter when the teams next meet in Hamilton.

In September, an England fan said he heard a group of eight men singing a racist song about Barbados-born Archer during the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford.

Archer took one wicket during the defeat at the Bay Oval, dismissing BJ Watling for 205.

The second Test of the two-match series starts in Hamilton on Thursday (22:00 GMT).
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Old 26-11-19, 02:55 PM   #3431
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England captain Joe Root has dropped out of the top 10 of the Test batting rankings for the first time since August 2014.

Root, 28, has fallen to 11th after a disappointing performance in England's first-Test defeat by New Zealand, where he scored two and 11.

The Yorkshire player's average in 2019 is 27.40 from 10 Tests, compared with 47.35 over his career as a whole.

Root was the world's number one batsman in August 2015.
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Old 03-12-19, 12:09 AM   #3433
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How the fuck does that get dropped?!

Don't think I've ever seen one worse
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Being referred to as the 'worst drop in test history'

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