ICC gets a slap in the face from weaker teams
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Topic: ICC gets a slap in the face from weaker teams
Posted By: Miraz
Subject: ICC gets a slap in the face from weaker teams
Date Posted: 18 March 2007 at 8:33am
With Pakistan already out of the world cup and India is probably on the
way, ICC gets the treatment it deserved from the weaker nations.
The format was faulty and the aim was to filter the weaker nations before the super 8.
They reached the height of hypocrisy when they published the fixture of second round excluding the weaker teams.
Now, if India fails to reach the second round, the approach will backfire and ICC is gonna loose hell lot of money.
Weaker teams ensured their voice is heard.
The format is faulty, the should have divided the teams into two group. (8 in each group).
Top four teams go to knockout quarter final stage and that leads to semifinal and final.
Now, a public apology is required from Michael Holding and others who were against participation of weaker teams.
I am with Bangladesh, whether they win or lose.
Posted By: abubakar52
Date Posted: 18 March 2007 at 10:20pm
I agree Ireland and Bangladesh shut all those people up who were saying minnows shouldn't be in competition.
Posted By: IbiZZle
Date Posted: 18 March 2007 at 11:15pm
Where are you getting this from?
World Cup 2007 is taking place in West Indies.
West Indies is composed of small islands.
2 islands could not have hosted the group stage.
They would have to house 8 teams per island.
Not fair to rest of the island nations, now is it?
That is why they had to split it up into 4 group.
And to even the groups, the balanced it out with experienced teams vs upcoming teams.
!~Where Ever You Go, There You Are~!
Posted By: scuudz
Date Posted: 19 March 2007 at 12:52am
I agree this format for the WC is much more exciting. I didn't think the format 4 yrs ago was that great.
Posted By: Hedonism
Date Posted: 19 March 2007 at 7:32am
They had to structure the groups in the format they have. Can you imagine if it was all random and we ended up with Aus, SA, NZ and Eng in the same group? Then another group with Pak, Ind, SL and WI? This structure is right. It gives the minnows a chance to cause an upset and qualify ahead of a top-tier team if they're better on the day without risking, for example, Bermuda and Netherlands going through while SA and Aus don't make it because of one off-day vs England.