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News: Cayman Islands beat Canada…

by 8 wickets…… and nearly 5 overs to spare…..

Someone either wake me up……. or tell me whether I should laugh or cry at this……

In the last 1 month or so, Associate level cricket has become like World Cup of Soccer….. you dont know what is brewing where….. Saudis nearly beating Malaysia and UAE, Myanmar 10 all out, Canada beating both Kenya and Bermuda, and then losing to both of them the very next day in ODIs, Bangladesh thrashing Kenya, Zimbabwe beating Bangladesh, Caymans beating Canada, Argentina scoring 250 v Bermuda

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  1. Nishadh Rego
    August 22, 2006 at 6:28 pm

    Canada..very hard to actually understand whats going on there…surely though with half their team being debutants..something like this must have been expected.

  2. Ram
    August 23, 2006 at 12:02 am

    What a team!…..More than the defeat, it’s the margin of defeat that’s made Canada the laughing stock…I can’t understand how they can drop Osinde and Bhatti from their lineup…Actually, I thought it might be better off having Cayman Is play off against Argentina in a 3 match series to decide who progressed to the WCL Div III instead of this current American Div I championships but now it seems we’re on the right track..

    About Argentina getting 260, I must say that was a good performance though conceding 370 against Bermuda might give a better idea of their playing standards….I think we need to see more of them before making any conclusions..

  3. Tom Lewis
    August 23, 2006 at 2:43 am

    Selection is the massive word in Canadian cricket at this time. Common sense doesn’t even exist in the selectors minds at present, introducing some new players, unfortunatly most of them are over 32! I don’t understand whether it is lack of talent in Canada or underperforming players?

  4. August 23, 2006 at 11:55 am

    Tom, they can always try out 1 new bowler and 1 new batsman in every game, if they are that desperate…… but trying 3 new bowlers and 3 new batsman I think is a little too much…….. They could have also just gone ahead and played their national team against their A team to ‘have a look’ at some of the players………….

    Lets see if they continue to play a weak team against the Argentinians or not, because at the momment it looks like its back to the wilderness for Argentina for another 2 years……….. Cayman’s NRR is very very high from the Canada match

  5. August 23, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    The information you gave “Argentina scored 250 V Bermuda” make me amazed as I had to read the line twice, as I thought it would be Argentina 5 – Bermuda 0. This is a sign that Cricket is growing popularity over the world as Argentina, the synonym of soccer (Maradona) is doing well. It is also nice to see that Cricket in also going on among the ICC approved countries but I feel the news of this level should be much focused for the promotion of Cricket.

  6. August 23, 2006 at 7:43 pm

    “….but I feel the news of this level should be much focused for the promotion of Cricket…. “

    Razib, I am not sure I follow this line of yours……

  7. August 23, 2006 at 9:42 pm

    It’s a cheap excuse, but it was an advantageous pitch for the Caymans. Early in Canada’s innings it was moving a lot off the seam and later it was running dead straight. That being said, there is no excuse for Canada to lose that match.

    It’s becoming an irritating refrain, but until the selectors get their heads out of their respective behinds, the cricket played by the Canadian national team will not improve. It seems everybody BUT the CCA realize this, and they are not willing to change. It is too much about getting their friends into the team and not about putting the best XI out there every day. Ridiculous.

  8. Cuen Lucas
    August 24, 2006 at 2:20 am

    Nasir, I [b]think[/b] I understand what Razib is talking about, good performances by the Argentine side should be reported, to encourage the promotion of the game within the country.

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