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Postby Going South » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:49 pm

i am yet to see any australian fan (or wanna be) praise and congratulate south africans for the win. sour losers? tsk tsk.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby baggygreenmania » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:53 pm

Someone tell me why a tour match/warm up has not been scheduled before the next Test. Expect the tourists will be doing.. well tourist things like visiting game parks. They should be playing bloody cricket not slumming it after that Second Test debacle.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby baggygreenmania » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:54 pm

Going South wrote:i am yet to see any australian fan (or wanna be) praise and congratulate south africans for the win. sour losers? tsk tsk.
I did.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Going South » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:58 pm

i mean a particular gentleman ;)

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby baggygreenmania » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:35 am

Going South wrote:i mean a particular gentleman ;)
Excuse me are you implying I am not a gentleman. ;)

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby baggygreenmania » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:39 am

Mitch Marsh is carrying a groin strain. Hell we can not afford to lose our most inform player for Cape Town.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby baggygreenmania » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:42 am

Boycs wrote:Just watching the fourth innings highlights South Africa really made a hash of chasing 101 didn’t they. Australia bowled well
The Aussies needed to produce something like that in the first innings. Lyon specially. He often goes missing in action when we need him the most..yet many almost idolise him.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Loose halo » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:13 am

Going South wrote:i am yet to see any australian fan (or wanna be) praise and congratulate south africans for the win. sour losers? tsk tsk.



Bit early for that mate the series is drawn. But I will praise De Villiers and Philander at the one all stage of the four match series.

BTW I find your premature implication insulting.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Going South » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:35 am

you don’t have wait till end of series. every match counts.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:33 am

Loose halo wrote:
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Why would they go to drop ins when they play their matches on cricket grounds rather than cookie cutter multipurpose stadiums used in Australia


Because the original soil ages beyond redemption. Durban and Port Elizabeth prove that.

People these days want faster scoring. SA have recognised this and will replace their ancient pitches eventually. Look how much more Adelaide and Optus have attracted interest from the public.


In Australia, before drop in pitches, they relaid the square every 10 years or so.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:34 am

Going South wrote:i am yet to see any australian fan (or wanna be) praise and congratulate south africans for the win. sour losers? tsk tsk.


there are no South African fans left on this forum

what's the point?

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:17 am

South African fans and team management are blaming racism for ICC decision to suspend Rabada and not David Warner.
It feels like something like this happens every time we play South Africa.
Maybe time for Jeff Crowe to leave the country.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby raja » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:32 am

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Going South wrote:i am yet to see any australian fan (or wanna be) praise and congratulate south africans for the win. sour losers? tsk tsk.


there are no South African fans left on this forum

what's the point?


Wonder where louie and Aneesmoha are.
They must be busy, otherwise I think they'd have made an appearance here.

Congrats to the South African team and its supporters.

Series is nicely set up at 1-1. Real pity that Rabada misses out in both the remaining Tests.
If Australia win this series now (and that's a BIG if!), it won't have the same feeling somehow.
Rabada was just awesome in this Test.
We've become used to the Aussie tail wagging a bit - has happened regularly right through the Ashes, and here too.
Another 50 runs from them in the second innings could've been handy - Rabada made sure there was none of that nonsense.

I think the ICC should scrap this demerit nonsense. It's one thing to book players for fixing - but suspending them from matches for verbal stuff takes away a lot of the fun for spectators.

Already players get injured very easily nowadays, despite the support system they have. The last thing we want is fit players missing games due to ICC disciplinary rules.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Loose halo » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:41 am

Katto wrote:
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Because the original soil ages beyond redemption. Durban and Port Elizabeth prove that.

People these days want faster scoring. SA have recognised this and will replace their ancient pitches eventually. Look how much more Adelaide and Optus have attracted interest from the public.


In Australia, before drop in pitches, they relaid the square every 10 years or so.


Yes then dropins came along and averted the necessity.

I will agree that drop in pitches initially were not so good but like everything else the techniques have improved.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:47 am

Loose halo wrote:
Katto wrote:
In Australia, before drop in pitches, they relaid the square every 10 years or so.


Yes then dropins came along and averted the necessity.

I will agree that drop in pitches initially were not so good but like everything else the techniques have improved.


There's no point for drop in pitches for purpose built venues. Its cheaper and easier to relay the square every decade or so than fiddle around with drop in pitches.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby bolero » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:18 am

1-1 series nicely poised. Will miss Rabada for his bowling, not for his antics.

As I said had the lead of SA been less than 50, I would have fancied Aussies to win this.

Batting last is a problem on SA pitches. Indians could not chase 207 and 287 respectively. South Africa could not chase 240.

This is because pitch starts acting up and down on day 4 and 5.

SA has a quality bowling attack. In the absence of Rabada, Steyn maybe back.

Interesting series. Cummins has been the standout bowler for Australia along with Starc.

Lyon has picked up wickets but not often as the team would like.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:25 am

Steyn wont be fit to play yet.
Its unfortunate to lose Rabada as any victory over South Africa will be seen as hollow now and only give them more to complain about for the next 4 years.
The Australian team will need to be on their best behavior as the South African media, ground security and host broadcasters are all out for blood.
Any dirt they can dig up they'll use (and have). The same won't be applied to the hosts.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby squarecut » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:07 am

It is better for Rabada to serve the ban and start with a clean slate in future. Hopefully he will come back better behaved in future.

It was a great match where South Africans showed more steel that I suspected they possessed. Let us hope that the replacement of Rabada, whoever he is does a good job.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:02 am

nobody says that about Dave Warner though :lol:

the sentiment is more along the lines of ban him for life!

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby bolero » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:10 am

Cape Town is set to become the world’s first major city to run out of water

How will humanity respond to future crises caused by climate change? Some scenarios envision us rising to the occasion, tackling adaptation head-on and weathering the literal and metaphoric storms. Those with less faith in our fellow humans predict more pessimistic outcomes.

The reality is that we won’t need to wait too long for our first glimpse: In a few months, the South African coastal city of Cape Town is set to become the world’s first major metropolis to run out of municipal water.

At present, Cape Town's dams, which hold the city's entire water supply, are at around 24 percent capacity. Once that level drops below 13.5 percent, the city will have to reroute its remaining water reserves to 200 emergency pickup points. According to current calculations, that day is scheduled for July 9. The event has been given an ominous name: Day Zero. When it arrives, writes South African political reporter Richard Poplak for the Atlantic, "Cape Town will become a test case for what happens when climate change, extreme inequality, and partisan political dysfunction collide."

So what caused Cape Town to reach this perilous point? The first and most basic answer is a lack of rainfall. Piotr Wolski, a University of Cape Town climate researcher, explained to the Economist in a recent article that, "the drought in the city's water-catchment area between 2015 and 2017 was of a once-in-300-years magnitude."

Global warming has certainly played its part in this natural disaster, but as professor Graham Jewitt, director of the Center for Water Resources Research unit at the University of KwaZulu-Natal told Reuters, "simply blaming climate change is a cop-out."

Cape Town's mayor Patricia de Lille has attributed some blame to local residents. According to figures cited by the Economist, "only 41 percent of Capetonians complied" with the city’s daily water restrictions implemented last September, which limited each person to 23 gallons. As a result, the municipality has had to cut that daily limit down to 13 gallons and is giving out fines to people who don’t comply.

But apart from these restrictions, what else has local government done to prepare for this imminent threat? The short answer is, not enough.

Since 1990, members of the scientific community have issued warnings about the likelihood of a severe drought in Cape Town. In recent years as dam levels sunk, the local government under the leadership of de Lille’s Democratic Alliance became plagued by inaction. Why? "In part," Poplak observed, "it comes down to the fact that its administration was paralyzed by a sort of bureaucratic magical thinking that combined technocratic hyper-efficiency, an obsession with austerity-driven bean-counting, and an apparent belief that miracles are certain to fall from the sky."

On his blog More Than Just Surviving, survivalist Thomas Xavier describes this inactivity as a form of reactionary politics. He reasons that if a government is able to respond well to a drought once it has happened, it will translate into votes. However, Xavier writes, "if a local government spends a truck-ton of cash on water usage reduction technology and the local population never experiences a drought . . . they will at best think the government is overly paranoid/protective and at worst will think they are wasting money."


It's a classic case of — excuse the pun — damned if you do, damned if you don't.

"Now the city is playing catch-up," reports Time's Aryn Baker from Cape Town. Residents are making more of an effort to save water by flushing toilets only when necessary, taking 90-second showers and using paper plates and cups to save on dishwashing. There has also been a mad scramble to stock up on bottled water and large containers and jerry cans for storage. The local government has begun erecting expensive desalinization plants to purify seawater and is attempting to tap the city's natural underground aquifer. By the time Day Zero arrives, though, "only two of the seven water-augmentation projects are expected to be up and running," writes Baker.

The only other major plan in the works involves the emergency water collection points. In effect, this measure will see all the city’s taps shut off, except for hospitals, schools and other "vital institutions," according to officials. From Day Zero on, city dwellers will have to queue at communal collection points to receive a daily limit of 6.6 gallons of water. Sounds like a bit of a precarious plan, right?

Cape Town is a city of roughly 4 million residents. As Baker notes, if even a quarter of the population shows up each day to collect their families’ allotment, "each site will see some 5,000 water seekers a day." Then there is the matter of logistics. How will transportation to and from these areas work? Armed guards will be stationed at each collection point, and how will that be managed?

"The risk grading will be done in accordance with the volume of people expected to pass through each water collection point, as well as the general crime trends in each area," said Richard Bosman, Cape Town’s executive director for safety and security, in the Atlantic article. "Cape Town does have a number of gang hot spots and so this would be a crucial factor in determining whether a collection point is considered low or high risk."

The longer-term consequences of Day Zero are also a major point of concern. The threat of diseases spread by diminishing basic hygiene, for instance, has been exacerbated by a recent outbreak of foodborne listeriosis in the country. As for the economic impact, analysts quoted in Time estimate that "300,000 jobs in agriculture and tens of thousands more in the service, hospitality and food sectors" are potentially at risk. That’s not to mention the fact that Cape Town remains one of the most economically unequal cities in the world.

Carol Davids, a local resident, wrote more on the issue of inequality and the water crisis for the blog Africa is a Country. Capetonians with financial means have been preparing for months, stockpiling "pricey plastic water tanks" and even "pools on stand-by, filled with chlorinated water," writes Davids. For those unable to afford such luxuries, the threat of Day Zero looms larger. "As always," continues Davids, "the poor are inevitably people of color: black and colored families who remain in the shadow of apartheid’s economic and spatial legacy."

The looming threat of the water crisis has inspired last-minute action. City dwellers have become more vigilant, and subsequently, Day Zero has been pushed back several times over the last month (maybe out of fear of Splash, a horrific water-saving mascot). If Cape Town is lucky, rain will fall as it used to in years past before July 9 and the city will be spared the less favorable outcome. The alternative is that the world will watch as the city deals with a situation many have likened to the plot of Mad Max.

According to figures from the World Resources Institute cited by Time, up to "3.5 billion people around the world could experience water scarcity by 2025 if steps are not taken to conserve water now."

Cape Town might be the first city to experience Day Zero, but it will certainly not be the last.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby bolero » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:13 am

3rd test to be played at Cape Town. There were restrictions on showers for the cricketers. There was a picture of Kohli with only a towel wrapped around his waist and bare bodied chest waiting for his turn to take a shower.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Loose halo » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:52 am

Droughts are fickle things.

Brisbane suffered a similar crisis nearly ten years ago and the pipes to lay a proposed pipeline between dams are still stockpiled near Gympie. Desalination plants were researched and mooted and panic abounded. The rains then came in torrents and haven't stopped since.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Going South » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:55 am

this year even california faced draught. but they showed some foresight and limited the damage. politicians & government play a major role in tackling a crisis but south african leadership failed miserably as they had enough time to take action but none taken. people are stupid too, they are not even moving out of that city to other places or force the government into action. dumb.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:59 am

Loose halo wrote:Droughts are fickle things.

Brisbane suffered a similar crisis nearly ten years ago and the pipes to lay a proposed pipeline between dams are still stockpiled near Gympie. Desalination plants were researched and mooted and panic abounded. The rains then came in torrents and haven't stopped since.


its got nothing to do with drought
its all about corruption and mismanagement in South Africa - diversion of resources upstream. The country is a basketcase and getting worse.

the desalination scam in Australia is unrelated, but a scam it was
all the major cities invested billions in useless desal plants

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:01 pm

Going South wrote:this year even california faced draught. but they showed some foresight and limited the damage. politicians & government play a major role in tackling a crisis but south african leadership failed miserably as they had enough time to take action but none taken. people are stupid too, they are not even moving out of that city to other places or force the government into action. dumb.


maybe California could do something about all the homeless

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:14 pm

Kohli gets away with more than anyone

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby baggygreenmania » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:34 pm

I think the ICC should scrap this demerit nonsense. It's one thing to book players for fixing - but suspending them from matches for verbal stuff takes away a lot of the fun for spectators.

Already players get injured very easily nowadays, despite the support system they have. The last thing we want is fit players missing games due to ICC disciplinary rules.

With you 100% raja. To rub out an exciting talent like Robada because of something so petty (in the face of the dislikeable Warner) was plain wrong.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby baggygreenmania » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:40 pm

Loose halo wrote:Droughts are fickle things.

Brisbane suffered a similar crisis nearly ten years ago and the pipes to lay a proposed pipeline between dams are still stockpiled near Gympie. Desalination plants were researched and mooted and panic abounded. The rains then came in torrents and haven't stopped since.
Sydney too panicked around a decade ago and so did build a desal plant. The thing is the plant is barely used and lays in mothballs because the rains returned and have stayed. Still the plant is built and ready for use when necessary. So Sydney will never face a Cape Town like scenario.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Loose halo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:35 am

baggygreenmania wrote:I think the ICC should scrap this demerit nonsense. It's one thing to book players for fixing - but suspending them from matches for verbal stuff takes away a lot of the fun for spectators.

Already players get injured very easily nowadays, despite the support system they have. The last thing we want is fit players missing games due to ICC disciplinary rules.

With you 100% raja. To rub out an exciting talent like Robada because of something so petty (in the face of the dislikeable Warner) was plain wrong.



Rabada has three times shouldered a batsman and he has accumulated points for ranting directly in a batsmans face.

Those sticking up for him have access to research facts instead of going off half cocked in his defence without fully knowing the case.

Congratulations to the ICC for their suspension of this foulmouthed young thug.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:37 am

Loose halo wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote:I think the ICC should scrap this demerit nonsense. It's one thing to book players for fixing - but suspending them from matches for verbal stuff takes away a lot of the fun for spectators.

Already players get injured very easily nowadays, despite the support system they have. The last thing we want is fit players missing games due to ICC disciplinary rules.

With you 100% raja. To rub out an exciting talent like Robada because of something so petty (in the face of the dislikeable Warner) was plain wrong.



Rabada has three times shouldered a batsman and he has accumulated points for ranting directly in a batsmans face.

Those sticking up for him have access to research facts instead of going off half cocked in his defence without fully knowing the case.

Congratulations to the ICC for their suspension of this foulmouthed young thug.


most people just read headlines and parrot the majority view propagated by the media

meanwhile ESPN are going after Warner again for something that didn't even happen on the field and should never have been seen but for selective CCTV leaks

http://www.espncricinfo.com/video/clip?id=22746429

Runorder - Was Warner let off too easy? Cyrus Broacha, Ajit Agarkar and the ESPNcricinfo crew discuss the stairwell incident feat. David Warner and Quinton do Kock


all this virtue signaling when it could be argued that Warner was the victim here

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby raja » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:57 am

Am not endorsing what Rabada did.
I'd prefer match fees to be docked (even 100% if ICC sees fit) than banning the player from matches.
When you dock fees (or impose a greater financial penalty, if you think docking match fees won't change anything), you penalise the player - without affecting the spectators.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:29 am

Its my opinion there's a political subtext or undercurrent to this series and its unspoken.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Loose halo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:40 am

AFTER David Warner accused Quinton de Kock of a “vile, disgusting” sledge about his wife in the first cricket Test between Australia and South Africa, some fans took it upon themselves to mock the Aussie opener’s partner at the second Test in Port Elizabeth.

Photos emerged prior to day one of South African supporters preparing masks of rugby star Sonny Bill Williams. They were made to taunt Candice Warner — nee Falzon — about her drunken sexual encounter with the All Black in the bathroom of a Sydney pub in 2007.

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The distasteful stunt took an ugly turn when two Cricket South Africa executives were photographed posing alongside fans wearing the masks of Williams on day one, Fairfax Media reports. Head of commercial and marketing Clive Eksteen and head of communications Altaaf Kazi were snapped smiling next to three men with Williams masks on.

Per the report, the spectators with the masks were initially refused entry by security before Eksteen and Kazi intervened to allow them into the ground

“They’re fans,” Kazi told Fairfax. “They wanted to come with them. People come in dressed as all sorts of things. We let people in with Hashim Amla beards.

“We’re very clear from a stadium perspective that we monitor the behaviour and language of fans.”

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Loose halo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:46 am

The photos can be easily googled. Even if the masked guys were fans how come the committee members posed with them?

De Kock was wrong to bring that up about Candice Warner's ten year old past which triggered the whole fiasco.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby bolero » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:21 am

Rabada is a repeat offender. There is no denying that. He is an exciting fast bowler but has violated the disciplinary code one too many times.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby bolero » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:26 am

If I recollect correctly, Rabada also gave a wild send off to Shikhar Dhawan.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/south-afric ... 36540.html

Rabada told Dhawan to 'f*** o**'.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby squarecut » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:10 am

If someone repeatedly picked up demerit points- in different matches against different opposition over a period of time, then it shows that he is a repeat offender. Clearly docking up match fees do not have the desired effect. So suspending the player from a few matches as provided in the rules has to be resorted to.

I do not think suspending Rabada for two matches should be seen as a big deal. A few Sri Lankan captains have served- one of them in fact is even now serving suspension for a few matches for slow over rate, which is a far less offence than Rabada's.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:33 am

"The charge against KG is a level 2 with three demerit points, and the charge against Davey is a level two with three demerit points. For me, if you look at those incidents, one is brushing of the shirt, the other is a lot more aggressive. My question was: why are both these incidents labeled the same?"

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because one was provoked and (should've been) in private whilst the other was on the field of play Faf. Get a clue.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Loose halo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:24 am

Katto wrote:
"The charge against KG is a level 2 with three demerit points, and the charge against Davey is a level two with three demerit points. For me, if you look at those incidents, one is brushing of the shirt, the other is a lot more aggressive. My question was: why are both these incidents labeled the same?"

Faf du Plessis


because one was provoked and (should've been) in private whilst the other was on the field of play Faf. Get a clue.


Rabada admitted he shouldered Smith but accidentally. I have the recording which clearly shows a bump not a brush. The match referee adjudged it was deliberate so Faf is taking the company line by attempting to further obfuscate proceedings.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:05 am

Loose halo wrote:
Katto wrote:
because one was provoked and (should've been) in private whilst the other was on the field of play Faf. Get a clue.


Rabada admitted he shouldered Smith but accidentally. I have the recording which clearly shows a bump not a brush. The match referee adjudged it was deliberate so Faf is taking the company line by attempting to further obfuscate proceedings.


whats more the media, ESPN and hence the aussie hating masses around the world are all on the South African side of things. Mitch Marsh was only charged because of this retribution mentality going around - the referee was forced to act because of high media scrutiny.

how is Rabada supposed to act when everybody but the match referee is telling him he did nothing wrong and its all a grand right wing conspiracy? :lol:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/video/clip?id=22746429

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Going South » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:43 am

To me verbal spats are ok in cricket, one might look other way as long as family is not dragged in but getting physical is where you cross line and is a punishable offense.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:53 am

Going South wrote:To me verbal spats are ok in cricket, one might look other way as long as family is not dragged in but getting physical is where you cross line and is a punishable offense.


Who got physical though?

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Loose halo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:55 am

Katto wrote:
Loose halo wrote:
Rabada admitted he shouldered Smith but accidentally. I have the recording which clearly shows a bump not a brush. The match referee adjudged it was deliberate so Faf is taking the company line by attempting to further obfuscate proceedings.


whats more the media, ESPN and hence the aussie hating masses around the world are all on the South African side of things. Mitch Marsh was only charged because of this retribution mentality going around - the referee was forced to act because of high media scrutiny.

how is Rabada supposed to act when everybody but the match referee is telling him he did nothing wrong and its all a grand right wing conspiracy? :lol:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/video/clip?id=22746429[/quote


I am glad you isolated that clip.

Spoof or not mud still sticks. Warner retaliates to an ad hominem on his wife and these clowns think it's hilarious.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:33 am

They typify the culture at ESPN

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Going South » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:06 pm

touching is physical. bump brush trip or block a run whatever you call it. you can trash talk all you want i am ok with it as they are all adults (?) but no contact, no no. it’s an offense.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:30 pm

Going South wrote:touching is physical. bump brush trip or block a run whatever you call it. you can trash talk all you want i am ok with it as they are all adults (?) but no contact, no no. it’s an offense.


I agree and the only one who got physical so far in this series was the guy who was suspended. I'm not a big fan of screaming in the batsmen's face after he's dismissed though as that could provoke a violent reflex response.

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby Katto » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:09 pm

more developments...

KAGISO Rabada remains an outside chance to gain a stunning reprieve for the third Test in Cape Town, after South Africa elected to appeal his suspension.

The International Cricket Council confirmed the Proteas would appeal the two-match ban for giving Steve Smith a send-off in the second Test, and announced a Judicial Commissioner will be appointed at the earliest opportunity with details of a hearing to come in due course.

The Daily Telegraph understands the Proteas are set to drop a bombshell and launch their legal challenge against Rabada’s ban on the grounds of labour law regulations.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/so ... a64bcca6c2

hopefully is some corrupt South African judge and we can get Rabada back into this series :popcorn:

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Re: South Africa vs Australia: Test Series; March 1 to April 3, 2018 in South Africa

Postby bolero » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:46 pm

Labour law regulations ? Wtf. Rabada has committed an offence, no hiding behind labour laws.

He is a fantastic bowler but also a repeat offender spoilt brat. Somewhere line has to be drawn.