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  1. I'm not sure whether I wish I was as pessimistic as you or not. I guess the one upside is you can never be disappointed.
  2. It's the used track from the India v Pakistan game. Added to that we played the WI on arguably the flattest ground in the country (right up there with Trent Bridge).
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    Ashes venue cities (all of which are also World Cup venues) average rainfall in June/July (when the World Cup is on) and August/September (when the Ashes is on). Rainfall days are in brackets. London June: 43mm (13) London July: 41mm (14) London August: 48mm (13) London September 49mm (15) Birmingham June: 60mm (17) Birmingham July: 50mm (18) Birmingham August: 50mm (18) Birmingham September: 60mm (18) Leeds June: 40mm (13) Leeds July: 41mm (12) Leeds August: 41mm (14) Leeds September: 45mm (13) Manchester June: 80mm (20) Manchester July: 60mm (20) Manchester August: 80mm (21) Manchester September: 70mm (20) Don't let the facts get in the way of a good rant though.
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    Unfortunately broadcasters hold the largest sway in many areas of sports scheduling nowadays.
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    The 2014/15 Ashes was shifted at the ECBs request. Without it the ICC FTP had England down as touring for 6 months straight during the winter with no breaks between tours or the world cup. The 2015 world cup didn't clash with the typical Australian Ashes dates. There is no ODIs against Australia this summer (we played them last summer). There is barely any notable difference between the average rainfall in June/July (when the World Cup is being played) and August/September (when the Ashes is being played). Extending the World Cup any longer than the current 46 days would be a bit ridiculous.
  6. http://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/1185568/what-goes-into-the-making-of-a-world-cup "Based at Lord's within the ECB headquarters, a floor of 110 organising committee staff are doing their bit to make the 2019 edition of the tournament the best one yet."
  7. Except that "bit" turned out to be the facts. The articles from September 2016 and still refers to the office as proposed. Evidently it hasn't been occupied for 4 years.
  8. Any reason you missed out this bit: Funnily enough in the same article it's revealed that the 'BCCI official' was pretty much making up the speculative budget for the Champions Trophy.
  9. I'd take a guess that the ICC LOC will be based out of the BCCI offices in Mumbai again just like they're based out of the ECB offices at Lords despite your continuous attempts to spread false information. The majority of the rest of your post is blaming the ECB for decisions made by the ICCs local organising committee on their own responsibilities.
  10. The ICC HQ is in Dubai but they also have a temporary office on-site in England for the World Cup local organising committee.
  11. 1) No 2) Depends on if the ICC want to have a location for their ICC Europe staff. 3) All of it.
  12. Not sure having a ground a couple of hours away would've made much difference with the freak weather this week. You also run into the issue of relying on prediction based forecasts and the issue with ticket holders already having various bookings in place. The 3rd paragraph is a load of made up rubbish that we've written off before in prior discussions and you know it.
  13. Moeen was told he wasn't allowed to wear these once the ICC noticed them.
  14. Yet going along at over a run a ball. Quality ODI batsman.
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    Foreign players in England squad

    I'm assuming you're after my personal view. Yes, anyone who plays for England is English even if born abroad. They've lived here for years, become local citizens, been part of the community and our sporting system and most importantly decided they want to live in and represent England. In Morgan's particular case he's a British citizen who's spent a significant (maybe even majority) portion of his life in England. He's been playing cricket here since he was a young teen and has held a life long ambition of representing the country. What other people want to make of that is up to them.
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    Foreign players in England squad

    I'm looking for his viewpoint on it given his odd list. Not sure where you'd get that assumption, I'm not the one labelling lifelong British citizens as 'not English'.
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    Foreign players in England squad

    So what makes someone 'English' then?
  18. I reckon a bowling attack of Woakes, Archer, Plunkett, Rashid, Moeen, Stokes (+Root) is a better than Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, New Zealand and West Indies have at least (from the WC).
  19. Haha, we're a few weeks away from a World Cup in which we go in with quite arguably the best chance we ever have, let's at least enjoy it whilst it lasts and hopefully enjoy the result! You've got 4 more years to moan afterwards if not .
  20. The next generation will presumably not be jumping straight into a spot in this new tournament and instead play in the one-day tournament. I'm not sure I've ever met someone as pessimistic as yourself.
  21. A thread about a cricket board ordering some more cricket balls has escalated into Indians whining about Englishmen whining and trying to insult someone in Scotland by stating England haven't won a World Cup? Interesting.
  22. Huh? Is it fixing every time the BCCI order more SG balls for test matches when they run out?
  23. Hales is the backup batsman in the squad, Archer will only come in for one of the bowlers.

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