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Hector
Post subject: Re: The Truth About the Big Bash
PostPosted: 15:02 on 26th Dec 2012

Joined: 19:34 on 29th May 2008
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Location: Somerset
I've seen a few bits of the current big bash series and have been impressed by the number of empty seats, along with the inability of over-rated Aussie batsmen to get to double figures. Even the Melbourne and Sydney derby games during the first week failed to fill the stadium.

The finances may be suspect, but I'd still rather play there than in the BPL, where you get 25% of your fee before the first game, 25% after the last game and 50% 6 months later. Don't hold your breath boys!
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: The Truth About the Big Bash
PostPosted: 18:51 on 26th Dec 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2364
A man who clearly has his priorities right:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/big-bash-le ... 98681.html

Interesting that it's being reported that part of his salary is coming directly from Cricket Australia! I wonder if that's included in the figure of $10.5m that Cricket Australia budgeted to lose from the BBL at the start of the season?
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whiteensign
Post subject: Re: The Truth About the Big Bash
PostPosted: 05:39 on 27th Dec 2012

Joined: 22:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 1267
Location: Redditch/Sydney
Fair play to him, not many professional sportsmen would be allowed to miss a game that they're contracted to play in on the off chance that they can get to build a snowman ;)
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Hector
Post subject: Re: The Truth About the Big Bash
PostPosted: 10:13 on 27th Dec 2012

Joined: 19:34 on 29th May 2008
Posts: 1229
Location: Somerset
Big Harvey Wrote:
A man who clearly has his priorities right:



Marquee player? I think not.

Personally I am glad he isn't playing. He's always on the mic and when he is bowling you get a second by second commentary on what he is doing. Even more irritating than normal.
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: The Truth About the Big Bash
PostPosted: 13:35 on 27th Dec 2012

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
Posts: 233
This is exactly the sort of cobblers that would have happened if the KP tail had been allowed to wag the ECB dog.

Fortunately anything that exposes the current shambolic nature of the organisation of Australian cricket is good news for us in 2013.

And the local hacks know it too.

" Talk privately to anyone associated with the Australian team in planning or management and they will tell you this: we will be judged on the Ashes and the Ashes alone. There is a trepidation in their voices when they say it, as if they are concerned they won't be ready in time or don't have the assets to win the urn. "


www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/rotation-p ... 2bweu.html
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anothercricketfan
Post subject: Re: The Truth About the Big Bash
PostPosted: 17:40 on 28th Dec 2012

Joined: 15:57 on 16th Jul 2012
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mat proir has just turned up for the sydney thunder. he came in at number 3 hit 2 massive 6s and then was out for 17. hes not even keeping wicket.

it was funny when shane warne was on the mic. he goes "im gonna bowl a nice straight 1 now" he then bolwed it wide and got smacked for 6 lol.

my newest idea for the ipl is the "trap door" the slightest hint that a batmen may be out and a trap door opens and hes gone. trap doors decision is final no drs. the next batsmen has to come in on a parachute if they dont hit the cross they are out......
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whiteensign
Post subject: Re: The Truth About the Big Bash
PostPosted: 07:45 on 29th Dec 2012

Joined: 22:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Location: Redditch/Sydney
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Well, it cheered me up anyway ;)
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whiteensign
Post subject: Re: The Truth About the Big Bash
PostPosted: 07:49 on 29th Dec 2012

Joined: 22:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Location: Redditch/Sydney
Here's one for you Harvey, after my swim this morning I had my shower and was drying myself in a cubicle in the changing rooms (probably too much information there) and could hear the news on the tv, they were discussing Sri Lanka's injury problems and the reporter asked one of the Sri Lankan staff (I don't know who because I could only hear) about Malinga who's playing in the Big Bash, he said "he's contracted to play in the Big Bash, so we can't pick him" I thought that can't be right, you can bet your bottom dollar that if the aussies wanted to pick someone playing in the Big Bash they will do just that!!!!
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wickets
Post subject: Re: The Truth About the Big Bash
PostPosted: 00:58 on 5th Jan 2013

Joined: 22:49 on 30th Apr 2008
Posts: 1026
Location: Swindon
They can't afford to pick him.
His wages in the Big Bash rubbish are so much more than if he played for his country.
It is a very sad state of affairs.
And indeed, very wrong.
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: The Truth About the Big Bash
PostPosted: 04:50 on 5th Jan 2013

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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whiteensign Wrote:
Here's one for you Harvey, after my swim this morning I had my shower and was drying myself in a cubicle in the changing rooms (probably too much information there) and could hear the news on the tv, they were discussing Sri Lanka's injury problems and the reporter asked one of the Sri Lankan staff (I don't know who because I could only hear) about Malinga who's playing in the Big Bash, he said "he's contracted to play in the Big Bash, so we can't pick him" I thought that can't be right, you can bet your bottom dollar that if the aussies wanted to pick someone playing in the Big Bash they will do just that!!!!


I think before an overseas player plays in something like The Big Bash they need a "No Objection Certificate" from their own board. That's probably what the member of Sri Lankan staff would have been talking about. This doesn't apply to Australian players playing in the tournament of course. I doubt Malinga would have been available in any case. He retired from Test cricket ages ago, sadly.
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