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Pakistan - Sri Lanka

Date:
21 June 2009
Venue:
Lord's
Competition:
Twenty20
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Morning all,

I'll be bringing you the live text commentary for today's World Twenty20 final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cri...

(We've already had the live text for the women's final here: news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cri... )

So, can Sri Lanka go through the tournament unbeaten, or can Pakistan triumph - as they have suggested, in memory of the late Bob Woolmer?

Do get involved and join the debate.

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posted Jun 22, 2009

? am I missing something or are you missing your brain!

Brother this is Pakistan - Sri Lanka post not India's!

Pakistan WON! Not India!

Sri Lanka - great team and great play. But in the end Best team wins.

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posted Jun 22, 2009

if you are not interested in T20 and think its a waste of time then why are you on this forum or any other forum. we all love test cricket and ODI's. So what if Pakistan has proved that it can be a world champion in ODI's as well as T20. and for the english fans who talk so highly about the ashes, i just dont get it. No one dares talk about what happened in 2006, but we all keep hearing about the series of 2005. tsk tsk tsk

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posted Jun 22, 2009

Twenty20 Champions Pakistan and BBC
Congratulations to Pakistan. After all that Pakistani cricket fans and the people have been through recently, there is no other supporters that deserve to celebrate as much as they do. It is very timely victory that all the Pakistanis were waiting for. The whole country and all the Pakistanis elsewhere in the world are celebrating this rare glorifying moment. Pakistan Cricket team has shown the world how to fight back. Special congratulations to Shahid Afridi and Umar Gull who have become the true heroes- forever.
However unfortunately at this Pakistan’s glorifying moments, BBC once again showed its real bias by airing Indian cricketing glories in a programme called “Empire of Cricket” just hours after Pakistan won the title. For God’s sake when will BBC learn to be neutral? Showing such a programme at the time of Pakistan’s glory and no mention of Pakistan was insensitive, biased and distasteful. Not only it was irrelevant, it was shown just before the high lights of the T20 final match (11.05 PM , 21st June 2009) when all the cricketing fans were waiting to watch the final. I always knew from my past experience that BBC had been lopsided towards the Indian in all aspects but I never thought that they could go this low and do such a thing. BBC might use the excuse that the programme was part of a serial which was scheduled in and all that rubbish but it is nothing but pathetic excuse. Indian team was packed home ten days ago and after beating the favourite South Africans in the Semi finals Pakistan and only Pakistan and none other deserved this type of glorifying documentary. Being world class broadcasting organisation this is a lame excuse. BBC could have rescheduled it very easily (I can quote many examples of such rescheduling) if they wanted. It is nothing but a shame for BBC. I very strongly protest on it and ask for an enquiry into this with an unreserved apology.

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posted Jun 22, 2009

Twenty20 Champions Pakistan and BBC
Congratulations to Pakistan. After all that Pakistani cricket fans and the people have been through recently, there is no other supporters that deserve to celebrate as much as they do. It is very timely victory that all the Pakistanis were waiting for. The whole country and all the Pakistanis elsewhere in the world are celebrating this rare glorifying moment. Pakistan Cricket team has shown the world how to fight back. Special congratulations to Shahid Afridi and Umar Gull who have become the true heroes- forever.
However unfortunately at this Pakistan’s glorifying moments, BBC once again showed its real bias by airing Indian cricketing glories in a programme called “Empire of Cricket” just hours after Pakistan won the title. For God’s sake when will BBC learn to be neutral? Showing such a programme at the time of Pakistan’s glory and no mention of Pakistan was insensitive, biased and distasteful. Not only it was irrelevant, it was shown just before the high lights of the T20 final match (11.05 PM , 21st June 2009) when all the cricketing fans were waiting to watch the final. I always knew from my past experience that BBC had been lopsided towards the Indian in all aspects but I never thought that they could go this low and do such a thing. BBC might use the excuse that the programme was part of a serial which was scheduled in and all that rubbish but it is nothing but pathetic excuse. Indian team was packed home ten days ago and after beating the favourite South Africans in the Semi finals Pakistan and only Pakistan and none other deserved this type of glorifying documentary. Being world class broadcasting organisation this is a lame excuse. BBC could have rescheduled it very easily (I can quote many examples of such rescheduling) if they wanted. It is nothing but a shame for BBC. I very strongly protest on it and ask for an enquiry into this with an unreserved apology.

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posted Jun 22, 2009

oh, I did not realize this is not a India forum - also, did not know one should comment with your permission only

actions speak louder than words
India and SA and Australia have demonstrated ODI and Test leadership - if Pakistan does that, then people will accept that as well

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posted Jun 22, 2009

Lets not go too overboard. A good win in a good quality tournament is one thing. Worlbeaters ? Not so sure. You lost to us in the qualifiers !!

Congrats though, well played. A well controlled run-chase and no panic. Probably had the best batsman in Afrida (Though I can see the sense in nominating Dilshan) and certainly the best bowler in Guul. Now you just have to find a way to stop self-destructing in Test Match conditions.

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posted Jun 22, 2009

Quite the most heart-warming feature has been to see the photos of sheer joy of people on the streets of Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi &c. (v. bbc cricket page, Monday). Despite its political problems, Pakistan is a long-respected member of the cricket family. Nobody minds aggression within rules, especially as exercised by the likes of Shahid Afridi.

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posted Jun 22, 2009

Pakistan should prove in Tests and ODI like India has - try to get into the top three ICC rankings like India has

then we will consider congratulating

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posted Jun 22, 2009

comment by fairandbalancedfan (U13654179)
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Pakistan should prove in Tests and ODI like India has - try to get into the top three ICC rankings like India has

then we will consider congratulating

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We don't need LOSERS to congratulate us fairandunbalanced.

Why the HELL are you still here???

Got one word for ya son : CHAMPIONS!!!!!

SSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

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posted Jun 23, 2009

Losers plz keep yur advice for your media made team . kindly check the statistics about wionning against you indians an dthan open mouth . Indi acan only win tournaments if they keep pakistani coach or some paksitani EX players to play in their team to help you guys lolz

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