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Re: Dwayne Bravo & Kieron Pollard left out of World Cup squad
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 11:14:31 PM »

Absolute farce. Simply making an example of them. Nothing more.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2015, 11:34:42 PM »

Yes...revenge punishment over the contract issue
They are prepared to leave out two of the best players as a lesson
I find the whole thing very sad,ive followed wi cricket since lords 1984
They need another country's board to run their cricket
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Re: Dwayne Bravo & Kieron Pollard left out of World Cup squad
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 11:39:00 PM »

Yes...revenge punishment over the contract issue
They are prepared to leave out two of the best players as a lesson
I find the whole thing very sad,ive followed wi cricket since lords 1984
They need another country's board to run their cricket
Can we swap their board with the ECB??
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Re: Dwayne Bravo & Kieron Pollard left out of World Cup squad
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 06:54:59 AM »

They'd still be left out as they wouldn't fit the mould of an ECB style 'one day' player!
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Re: Dwayne Bravo & Kieron Pollard left out of World Cup squad
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 07:46:28 AM »

They'll miss Bravo bit time as he is class, but I'm not sure Pollard is that big a loss tbh.
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Re: Dwayne Bravo & Kieron Pollard left out of World Cup squad
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2015, 09:01:00 AM »

Havent they just gone back from the big bash and to play in SA? If this is true (AFAIK it hasnt been confirmed yet) then i can see them both jacking in international cricket and playing t20 worldwide. If the WI arent fielding their strongest teams i can see teams not wanting to play them as much which is just a fast way to WI not playing international cricket
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Re: Dwayne Bravo & Kieron Pollard left out of World Cup squad
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2015, 09:16:29 AM »

Just a couple of mercenaries anyway
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Re: Dwayne Bravo & Kieron Pollard left out of World Cup squad
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2015, 09:27:01 AM »

Just a couple of mercenaries anyway
The failings aren't with the players here, they didn't create T20 cricket, cricket boards have, now the cricket boards and ICC need to sort out this scheduling mess so players aren't being hung put to dry for earning money in their chosen career. I'm a contractor and work for whoever pays me the best rates, its exactly the same as modern day cricketers.  They are just working,  nothing else.
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Re: Dwayne Bravo & Kieron Pollard left out of World Cup squad
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2015, 09:40:13 AM »

The failings aren't with the players here, they didn't create T20 cricket, cricket boards have, now the cricket boards and ICC need to sort out this scheduling mess so players aren't being hung put to dry for earning money in their chosen career. I'm a contractor and work for whoever pays me the best rates, its exactly the same as modern day cricketers.  They are just working,  nothing else.

ease up, it was tongue in cheek, simialr scenario to KP being called a mercenary
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Re: Dwayne Bravo & Kieron Pollard left out of World Cup squad
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2015, 09:51:07 AM »

ease up, it was tongue in cheek, simialr scenario to KP being called a mercenary
aha bitten  :) This is probably the common view though.
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Re: Dwayne Bravo & Kieron Pollard left out of World Cup squad
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2015, 09:58:14 AM »

KP !!!
don't get me started !!! it will really kick off on the forum  :)

seriously, WI cricket faces problem after problem.The older players don't understand todays game,the money they can earn when some of the best cricketers an anyone's generation played for virtually nothing to represent a group of Countries joined together as West Indies....
for a long time also WI cricket had no money, then they had money and spent it on anything but grass roots cricket.

As with most things....comprise is required to fix it.When,what,where that compromise is- is anyone's guess......

the other alternative of course is it breaks completely and then has to be put back together another way....
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Re: Dwayne Bravo & Kieron Pollard left out of World Cup squad
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2015, 11:03:10 AM »

Just a sad situation. Leaving those guys out of the team isnt going to help them win the world cup. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.
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Re: Dwayne Bravo & Kieron Pollard left out of World Cup squad
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2015, 01:21:06 PM »

I would have thought Gayle would be dropped ahead of these 2. How many times has gayle been selected for a series and then drops out because he's "injured", yet a week later he appears in a domestic t20 competition.

Bravo's clearly being punished for the loss of revenue by pulling the team out of the India tour
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Re: Dwayne Bravo & Kieron Pollard left out of World Cup squad
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2015, 05:46:55 PM »

Clive Lloyd, an absolute legend of the game and someone I respect massively, but he was just asked by Charles Coville on Sky has Dwayne Bravo been axed from ODI side because of what happened in India. Lloyd said no. But that Bravo's performances aren't up to scratch in the last few years. Well Bravo's taken 53 wickets @ 26 in the last two years. That's up there with anyone in the World.

Lloyd should just admit that they've hung Bravo and Pollard out to dry.
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