As you say, it's in line with the regulations and they're followed by
pretty much all sports. The aspect I'm least happy with is of players
changing their allegiance at the drop of a hat. I don't know if
international regulations allow it, but I'd like to see some rule that
stopped players changing their "nationality" so easily.
Visits by grandfathers don't count as far as I know - that's unless
granddad was a bit of a lad and "sowed a seed" during his visit.
But on the day that we hear of the death of Basil D'Oliviera, I think
that we have to accept that there are some situations where it's OK to
somebody to play for a country to which he has no *** ties. RIP Basil,
a fine cricketer and truly honourable man.
>Well, it seems its in line with the rules so you have to accept it.
>I know what you mean, though its hardly as embarrasing as the "World Cup" I
>saw once, which featured all these countries represented by various Super
>League and NRL players whose grandfathers may have visited said countries
>> Nice to see you doing your bit to help, Arthur!
>> But is it really "England" that`s playing?
>> Rangi Chase? Jack Reed? Gareth Widdop? Chris Heighington?
>> Maybe it`s a case of if you can`t beat `em, join `em
>> ....or let them join you!
>>> Just checked in my diary. Sat. 27 Nov. 2004, went together with my son
>>> and thousands of other hopefuls to Elland Road to see GB v. Oz in the
>>> tri-nations final. Fortunately I don't have a note of the final score but
>>> all I remember was being surprised at what a naff stadium Elland Road is
>>> and then of watching Lockyer tear us apart while the crowd did "Mexican"
>>> waves to keep their minds off what was going on on the pitch.
>>> Maybe I was the bringer of bad vibes that night, so this time I'll stay
>>> home - a couple of hundred miles away, and maybe we'll have a miracle ...
>>>>think the same as you do really.
>>>>In fact Im surprised they didnt do their customary thing of letting us
>>>>the pool game so they can tank us in the final.............
>>>>Then again I thought NZ would take us and we handled them pretty well so
>>>>> Come the weekend, will England win or will the Aussies merely improve
>>>>> their performance a few notches as usual?
>>>>> I'd love to think England can do it but I can't help thinking that when
>>>>> the pressure is on the Aussies will show what they're really capable of
>>>>> and blow us off the field.
>>>>> What do we think?