VIDEO: The CRICKETher Weekly Vodcast – Episode 78

This week:

  • Standings in the RHF Trophy
  • England v NZ T20 series review
  • Charlie Dean in England’s ODI squad
  • Were CA right to cancel their men’s Test v Afghanistan?

 

2 thoughts on “VIDEO: The CRICKETher Weekly Vodcast – Episode 78

  1. The Afghanistan issue gets sport into ‘interesting’ discussions.

    1. Should a sport’s governing body not ‘interfere’ in how a country is governed ?
    2. Should a sport’s governing body only ‘interfere’ if their particular sport is being affected ?
    3. Does one sport’s governing body have a moral obligation to look beyond their sport, indeed sport, and consider female rights suppression in wider society
    4. Does one sport’s governing body have a moral obligation to look beyond their sport, indeed sport, and consider human rights suppression in wider society

    The Olympic movement is quite happy to award the Games, summer and winter, to China and FIFA are more than happy to award the World Cup to Qatar. This strongly suggests that, as far as these 2 leading sporting bodies are concerned, the answer to q2, q3 and q4 is ‘No’ and to q1 is ‘it should not’.

    The ICC, of course, does not have a take a moral decision. It is their rules that stipulate their Test playing members must have a women’s team. That’s not some murky moral nuance; rather a black and white regulation. If Afghanistan fail to meet this Test playing criteria then their men are out of Test cricket. End of.

    In typical ‘no BS’ Australian style, Cricket Australia have seen this violation and acted rather than wait for the “57 boring old f*rts” (aka the ICC) to wake up..

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  2. The situation with Afghanistan is indeed reminiscent of that with South Africa in the past. Then it was one race oppressing another; now one sex oppresses the other. Do not deal with the Taliban on any level; they are, in my opinion, a murderous gang of misogynistic thugs. Putting on a mask of the politician doesn’t change that.

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