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Bravo England

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by HP (U1918533) 08 December 2008
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Thank you KP, Steve and Freddie. Thank you england for supporting India. Whatever be the motive, your actions will definitely allay a lot of fears that westerners have while visiting our country.

Good to see a bit of Gandhigiri from ECB by responding to BCCI in a nice way, when the need arose. They had every reason not to respond, going by the way Modi had treated the ECB before. Hopefully Modi the businessman will agree to the partial participation of KP and others for IPL 2009.

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posted Dec 9, 2008

Echo that Pearl

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comment by jolomo (U6564185)

posted Dec 9, 2008

The harsh reality is that it was going to take an act of God or an act of Terrorism to stop England getting humped 7-0 in the ODI's and then heading even further up the creek in the following test "series" - how 2 matches make a series is another question - at least they have had a chance to get away from the weekly humiliation of Yuvraj et al.

No doubt if (when - depending if you have had a rubbish day) England get thrashed they will point to poor preparation, stress, conditions, bad umpiring, etc.
Never mind the fact that KP will not bowl a spinner for 60 overs of the day, Colly will bat like the lights have been switched off, Cook will score 50 and get out. Bell will only score runs in the 2nd innings and fred well, couple of lusty blows quick 40-60 and then goodnight charlie.

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posted Dec 9, 2008

crouching-tiger, you do not have to bessecha nd entreat the english fans by overly deferential and submissive postures for the English returning to India - Money talks - I mean BCCI talks

terms like Gandhigiri tells me H1Bs in USA staged a peace walk sme time ago to speed up green cards - good analogy - but remember, India is the only superpower cricket nation that receives average cricket teams like England with such royal attention

when India tours englnad, hardly anANT notices the Indian team - no coverage in media nothing - plsu derogatory comments galore from british ex-players always abound

so, pls stop being deferential -

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posted Dec 10, 2008

Bless them, half the match fee. Is it only half because they expect to be fined the other half for slow over rates?

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posted Dec 10, 2008

comment by hescoresgoalsscholes (U13017576)
posted Yesterday

This is great news indeed.

Our cricketers have shown bravery, strength and unity.

Im 100% sure this will not be lost on our Indian hosts. The England team will be revered for this decision.

bravo.
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Amen to that....I can't talk for all Indians tho but I for one hold this England team with real high esteem and yes your team is highly revered for this....

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posted Dec 10, 2008

comment by fairandbalancedfan (U13654179)
posted 14 Hours Ago

crouching-tiger, you do not have to bessecha nd entreat the english fans by overly deferential and submissive postures for the English returning to India - Money talks - I mean BCCI talks

terms like Gandhigiri tells me H1Bs in USA staged a peace walk sme time ago to speed up green cards - good analogy - but remember, India is the only superpower cricket nation that receives average cricket teams like England with such royal attention

when India tours englnad, hardly anANT notices the Indian team - no coverage in media nothing - plsu derogatory comments galore from british ex-players always abound

so, pls stop being deferential -
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I totally beg to differ mate...I hope this is not a wind up...not now atleast

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comment by U12035666

posted Dec 10, 2008

are you all having a laugh, the only reason they are going back is for the money and they have probablary had their match fees doubled to go back.

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posted Dec 10, 2008

Swann?????????? Can someone explain to me, using hard facts, why this goon is in the England team?

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posted Dec 10, 2008

Whatever else be said, i think its a good thing that england is back in india. Its good for the english fans who were stuck in india, its good for the game of cricket and its good for the people of india, who need something positive going for them in these times... and well, i am sure that the ECB and the BCCI are also quite happy about it all...

kudos to them

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posted Dec 10, 2008

Kevin P has impressed everybody here as a cricketer and gentleman.

I do so hope the team does better than they did in the ODI series, we want to see good competitive cricket.

Welcome back, Kevin and the team !

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