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    Impressed with Captain Morgan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    What a match so far. Lets see how England fare batting.
    I reckon the Poms take it with 8 in hand.
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    Yeah, I wont call it just yet. The pitch can play a part both ways although batting to fielders doesnt help
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    For a while there I thought the Poms were going to knock off that total inside the power play. They were 30 after 4 overs, so nicely on track. Then they lost a few wickets and it slowed them down.


    Nevertheless, a comprehensive beating.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    I'll never get used to it. Its a National sport for nationals of that country.

    It should not be otherwise.
    Yes,but:

    Winning with a foreigner will create a lot of interest in cricket and a lot of money to develop the game in Namibia. Already they have qualified for a lot more ICC money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merwe Erasmus View Post
    Yes,but:

    Winning with a foreigner will create a lot of interest in cricket and a lot of money to develop the game in Namibia. Already they have qualified for a lot more ICC money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikepike View Post
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    SAFFAS playing rugby and cricket in many national teams worldwide - professional era in sport unfortunately.
    Also the consequence of quotas and the worthless Rand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merwe Erasmus View Post
    Yes,but:

    Winning with a foreigner will create a lot of interest in cricket and a lot of money to develop the game in Namibia. Already they have qualified for a lot more ICC money.
    I agree. But look at it from a different perspective.

    To qualify for the world cup and to play the best of the best in a world wide tournament, presupposes that you have good enough players to compete against the best.

    In turn, this presupposes that you have a strong player base and a proper development program. The added financial incentive therefore is to broaden player development, not only to the existing squad but also to up and coming fringe players and grass root development. Each of the aforementioned is dependent upon the other.

    Requiring the services of a gun for hire who does not reside in Namibia, whose allegiance was always to another nation, who was not interested in Namibian cricket until such time as his age rendered him superfluous with his elected nation and who in most probability was motivated financially to switch sides does not bode well for the image Nam Cricket should portray. It was by the sweat of his brow that we qualified for the super12, but he had no input in qualifying for the big stage in the first instance. Another young lad did so, but has now been placed in the back of the que for results at the expense of his hard work.

    And this to me is where the issue comes in. If you have to make use of a gun for hire to deliver results on an international stage, you are effectively saying:
    1) We do not believe our current crop of players can do the job; or
    2) our player development has not been sufficient (after 19 years since qualifying for the 50 over wc) to allow us to really compete.

    His presence there thus masks the real lack of development and at the expense of a true cricket loving Namibian.

    I intimately know the ignored shortcomings of Namibian cricket. Ask yourself the following:

    1) since qualifying for the wc in 2003, at what rate did the amount of cricketers in Namibia evolve?

    2) how many schools are playing cricket now vs back in 2003? More importantly, how many "black" schools have been introduced to the game and play it competitively since 2003? ( This has nothing to do with quotas, but broadening the game to other talent pools).

    3) how many additional clubs have emerged since 2003?

    4) how many of these schools have access to turf pitches or dedicated proper cricket facilities?

    The answers may shock you.

    Amongst the traditional "black towns" of Namibia, you would know your development program has done something right the moment you drive past a school or house and see kids playing cricket instead of soccer. This is sadly not (even remotely) the case.

    The selection of a gun for hire is not the solution.
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    Well let me stick my neck out and paint the opposite picture.

    You say that cricket is not big in Nam, maybe because very few people have actually seen Nam play cricket.


    Now you get a gun for hire (which you have to do because your development of cricket is not where it should be), and this gun helps the team to perform on the world stage. This gives more media exposure and might just motivate some kids who never thought of the game to give it a try?


    Surely the fact that the national team made it to the second round of a world cup must have some positive influence on the viewing public, no matter how that was achieved?


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    Quote Originally Posted by C Africa View Post
    Well let me stick my neck out and paint the opposite picture.

    You say that cricket is not big in Nam, maybe because very few people have actually seen Nam play cricket.


    Now you get a gun for hire (which you have to do because your development of cricket is not where it should be), and this gun helps the team to perform on the world stage. This gives more media exposure and might just motivate some kids who never thought of the game to give it a try?


    Surely the fact that the national team made it to the second round of a world cup must have some positive influence on the viewing public, no matter how that was achieved?


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    I will not for a moment disagree with you, you are absolutely right. But if we apply your argument retrospectively, should this not have occurred as from 2004 ( after Nam first played a WC)? I refer you back to my questions in my previous post.
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    Look guys, I am elated that Nam made the super12 and hope they can pip either Scotland or Afghanistan or both. I just wish we could do so with our own players.
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    I agree that it would be nice to have enough players of world class to make a truly National team.

    By the way, there was a time when Nam played as a team in the SA provincial competitions. I really think that should be revived. Nam just can't run cricket on their own without some such support. As a matter of fact, Zim also used to play in the provincial competitions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by C Africa View Post
    I agree that it would be nice to have enough players of world class to make a truly National team.

    By the way, there was a time when Nam played as a team in the SA provincial competitions. I really think that should be revived. Nam just can't run cricket on their own without some such support. As a matter of fact, Zim also used to play in the provincial competitions.


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    Todays matches are the ones I realy want to watch
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    If I were to go to a match it would be any of todays line ups. Passion. Love it
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    Pakistan might just win this one.
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    Pakistan might just win this one.
    Ek hoop so.
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