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Manormanic

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And you thought the Australian selectors were insane....
« on: March 30, 2013, 08:12:28 AM »

http://www.espncricinfo.com/sri-lanka-v-bangladesh-2013/content/current/story/627269.html

I don't think I'm as surprised as I should be about this...
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Re: And you thought the Australian selectors were insane....
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 09:27:34 AM »

Nepotism exists in all cricket, Sri Lanka just seem to have turned it up to eleven!
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Re: And you thought the Australian selectors were insane....
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 09:35:58 AM »

I don't find it surprising at all. We all know favouritisum goes on in all sports, just look at each nation and you'll see how they persist with failures as they are viewed as a 'first team player' etc. Happens in all nations from the international teams right down to the lowest club, in the lowest league in the land. You/we can never fix it because humans are evolved to keep their 'friends' close and so will always view them as 'better' or give opportunities if it serves a purpose (whether it be political, financial or motivated by friendship).  Sad but true.
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Re: And you thought the Australian selectors were insane....
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 12:24:00 PM »

Unbelievable...

There must be other Sri Lankan players that can hit the ball hard that average above 20? Even if he does bowl as well!
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Re: And you thought the Australian selectors were insane....
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013, 09:58:12 PM »

That's just crazy!

Jayasuriya kept playing when he didn't deserve a spot-  payback of some sorts now.
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Re: And you thought the Australian selectors were insane....
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 01:35:22 AM »

Really is a joke.  There is nothing worse then this at any level of sport.  You just don't expect to see it at international level.
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Re: And you thought the Australian selectors were insane....
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 01:50:47 AM »

Yeah.....Australian selectors are still insane. :D
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Re: And you thought the Australian selectors were insane....
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 08:41:33 AM »

The guy is a serious mess.He is not even good as any player in the Under 19 side.This is pure politics and nothing else.Sometime back his dad collected 20000 "Scool Cricketer of the Year" forms from the leading local newspaper and got him that award..There are some seriously talented young players being pushed behind because of this dirty politics.
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