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    ehsan is british but has pakistani parents, but he is just the chairman controlling the board, the decison makers in icc are all white,
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    So funny how you complain about the 'whites' running cricket, when it's pretty clear to me you have no idea what so ever. If it wasn't for the Asian influence within the ICC, Bangladesh would never be playing Test cricket at the moment. It was the Asian countries which wanted them to join the Test teams, if it was the whites really running the ICC then I doubt you'd see them playing Test match cricket.

    Also, if you actually spent the whole of 3 seconds looking through the ICC executive board you'd see:

    Ehsan Mani: Well, British/Pakistani
    Malcolm Speed: White
    Percy Sonn: Black
    Bob Merriman: White
    Mohamad Ali Asghar: Asian
    David Morgan: White
    Jagmohan Dalmiya: Asian
    Shaharyar Khan: Asian
    Sir John Anderson: White
    Ray Mali: Black
    Jayantha Dharmadasa: Asian
    Kenneth Gordon: Black
    Peter Chingoka: Black

    That makes 4 whites to 8 non-whites. That means on the executive committee there are twice as many non-whites as there are whites. So the decision makers are definately not 'all white'. Your ignorance is almost as bad as your racism.
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    ne1 do it? i used to and i wish i never gave it up!!! awk well..
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    Damn i wish i had the facilities to watch the on-going pakistan and england cricket series. Went to India over the summer for four weeks, frequently played cricket in the park with the locals - smashing the ball all over the place to calls of "pieterson", "flintoff"...ahhh they are fanatic the fans in India and Pakistan - its a fantastic sport..a huge following and i feel that this series and following ODIs will help Pakistan, particularly following the earthquake devastation.
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    Great double hundred by Lara today and only few more runs to be test crickets leading run scorer ever ! Would have loved to watch that knock !

    Right back to the build up to the third and final test !

    So most probably a draw pitch seems to be even more flatter if you can get flatter !
    Many overs due to be lost ! Likely to be a draw !

    Eng really have to fight just to level the series Pak it seems jus cant lose out !
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    Symonds bowled to him nearly had him trapped in front - though replays showed that Aleem Dar made an excellent judgment as the ball pitched just marginally outside leg -

    More backing for you there Dar seems very good !

    (Original post by shaby)
    that cos all western's vote for him cos hes white, if aleem dar was aussie he will be were dickie is at this young age allready.

    here is, cos ICC love white.

    why is countrys like england and aussie get away with everything,

    just look how bell got away with that catch of moyo but when rashid latif done it he got banned staright away and it cost him his career. there are tons more stuff like this.
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    Thats from CricInfo not my own judgements !
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    Dar has always been highly rated, although he did have a bit of a shocker giving Simon Katich out lbw during the Ashes of which Katich was all too willing to tell him. Hehe.
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    (Original post by Iscariot)
    Dar has always been highly rated, although he did have a bit of a shocker giving Simon Katich out lbw during the Ashes of which Katich was all too willing to tell him. Hehe.
    We all have bad days
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    yea - that was his bad day I was relating too aswell...
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    (Original post by Socrates)
    What is all this emphasis on skin colour?

    There's no need for it.
    I dunno either and I'm Asian! Although according to shaby being born in England makes you white. I'm a bit confused by it all.
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    (Original post by Iscariot)
    You don't think it's got anything to do with the fact that Muralitharan before the age of massive amounts of biomechanical testing looks as if he throws it? Just to throw that idea out there, it's not as if he no-balled someone who was bowling with a pure action. I love watching Muralitharan bowl in cricket, but I still think he's chucking it.
    Dude, to be fair, Murali's bowling action had been cleared at least two times before Hair decided to report him, and there had been no discernable change in his action since the last time it had been reported. The effect on Murali's morale was huge though, being questioned again, and clearly a tactic australia used to immobilise his huge talent. Let us not forget that the Prime Minister of Australia even called Murali a "chucker", all part of the mind game.

    With regards to umpiring decisions, it swings both ways, england to be fair have had a good run of luck with decisions since the start of the ashes, but it is no more than that, luck. It is hugely unlikely that there is any conspiracy..

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    No I've never done gymnastics - I wish that I'd had the oppotunity to do it at school and be in a club though when I was a kid - I'm pretty sure that I'd be a lot more flexible now! lol

    If you wish you'd never given it up, why don't you start learning again?
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    Yeah I used to do gymnastics when I was younger. My ma made me stop though cause it was costing her the same for a term as my 3 different type of dance lessons per term. It was one or the other and I loved dance more. However I really would like to do it again but I can't see that happenning any time soon and I think the older I am when I return the harder it will be .
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    I am training to be a PE teacher, and i am doin my final gymnastics pratical in 3 weeks....soooo dreadin it!
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    "Its the poor ******* relation of Airsoft. No thanks"

    Woah Woah Woah. take it your a war junkie that pretends hes in the army in a spec ops unit? airsoft is ****, then again so i paintball in the woods. Im talking about internation tournament paintball.

    check out http://www.derderpaintball.com/paint...deos/OIweb.wmv for what im talking about!!
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    Boys and their toys :rolleyes:
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    sorry this is abit old.


    Ten most feared people in sports



    Halloween's almost here. With the holiday comes its usual partners in crime — the old lady in the neighborhood who gives out pennies instead of candy, the creepy dude who works at the costume shop and your "cool" friend who goes dressed as "himself/herself."

    Attached to Oct. 31 is also an element of fright. Ghosts, witches and sounds of Dracula — that's Halloween at its purest. Toss in some candy corn, and you have one of America's most beloved holidays. But, at its core, the "scary" feeling you get walking into a haunted house is what Halloween's all about. Frankenstein, Wolfman and Napoleon Dynamite outfits send shivers down the spine.
    The world of sports has its share of scary figures as well. No, not scary in the sense that they are curly-haired freaks that dance to Jamiroquai and own pet alpacas named Tina. But, rather, scary in the sense that you would not want to face them under any circumstances one-on-one. They keep their competitors up at night, dreading the thought of a potential head-to-head showdown. In the spirit of Halloween, light the jack-o-lanterns; put the candy in the bowl, and buckle up. Here is the unofficial "10 Most Feared People in Sports" list for 2005:


    10. Phil Ivey
    Sport: Poker

    Career Highlights: As a 23-year-old kid, Ivey won his first World Series of Poker Bracelet, defeating legends Phil Hellmuth and Amarillo Slim in a Pot-Limit Omaha tournament in 2000. In 2002, he won three WSOP bracelets in a year, tying a record held by only Hellmuth and poker great Ted Forrest. Ivey, reluctantly known as the "Tiger Woods of Poker", has also won several tournaments on the World Poker Tour circuit.

    So, why are his opponents scared of him? Ivey is young, hip and unflappable. He has the idolization of those younger than him and the respect of his elders. Michael Craig describes Ivey in his sensational new book The Professor, The Banker and the Suicide King as a competitor with, "aggressive style, outer cool and a habit of dominating tournaments with multiple wins." No silly sunglasses, no gimmicks — Ivey is just all business, all the time. In a heads-up game of poker, Phil Ivey is likely the last person you'd want to see staring at you from across the felt table.


    9. Roger Federer
    Sport: Men's Tennis

    Career Highlights: Only 24, Federer has already notched six career Grand Slam victories, 33 singles tournament titles and seven doubles tournament wins. He's won at Wimbledon three years in a row. In the first 10 months of this year alone, he made $5,317,018 in prize money.

    So, why are his opponents scared of him? Federer is not only the best tennis player alive — but he's quite possibly the greatest ever. And, oh yeah, let us reiterate — he's only 24. His forehand is one of the best in the game; his backhand is widely regarded as unstoppable, and his serve is nearly flawless. Always stoic, Federer shows little emotion in dismantling his opponents weekend after weekend, tournament after tournament. Just ask Andy Roddick. The American has a career record of 1-9 versus the Swiss tennis star. To be certain, there's never been a question as to where Roger Federer's "mojo" is.


    8. Reggie Bush
    Sport: College Football

    Career Highlights: The USC running back is one of the most dynamic players in college football. Over his three-year career, Bush has produced touchdowns via rushing, receiving, kickoff returning, punt returning and passing. A Heisman Trophy finalist in 2004, he's the odds-on-favorite to win the award this year. His 160 yards rushing, three touchdowns and controversial "push" of Matt Leinart in this season's epic USC-Notre Dame game only helped those chances.

    So, why are his opponents scared of him? You've got to feel terrible for any and all defensive backs on the other side of the field when USC's on offense. If Bush doesn't run past you, the 200-pound machine is going to run over you. Described as half Barry Sanders, half LaDainian Tomlinson (how's that for a compliment?), he's rushed for more than 100 yards in all but one game this year. Trying to tackle Bush in the open field — that's one nightmarish task. Trying to catch up to him once he's blown by you, well, that's pretty much impossible.


    7. Rafer Alston, aka Skip 2 My Lou
    Sport: Basketball

    Career Highlights: A 5-year NBA veteran out of Fresno State, Alston has hit clutch shots (ie. Miami vs. Dallas, 2004), served as a reliable guard off the bench and ranked as high as eighth in 3-point field goals made in a season (2003-04).

    So, why are his opponents scared of him? Because Rafer Alston will make you look like a fool. One of the flashiest ball handlers to ever play the game, Alston is a veteran of the And 1 tour. Known for his signature moves and ability to make the ball look like it's attached by a string to his hand, Skip 2 My Lou is one of the most storied names in streetball lore. His moves have been made legendary through And 1's mix tapes and the ESPN2 program Streetball.

    Alston's presence on the playground was described in the June 13th issue of Sports Illustrated. Alexander Wolff writes, "At one point, Skip uses an Isiah rollback dribble to shake loose for a three-pointer; elsewhere, at the end of a break, he unfurls a Gervinesque finger roll. Even his nickname has a nursery-rhyme innocence. (Rucker man-on-the-mike Duke Tango coined it, shouting out 'Skip, skip, skip to my Lou!' after Alston embarked on an exuberant, high-stepping gallivant in the open floor, an example of which is a high point of Volume One.) Berger and Gilbert love a Reebok commercial featuring a fictional Chicago playground legend named Lamar Mundane, and an And1 TV ad based on the Skip footage paid homage to that sensibility: A fence-side spectator describes Alston as being "soft as medicated cotton, tender as a mother's prayer and cold as a pimp's heart."

    Now, imagine trying to cover the guy one-on-one.


    6. Takeru Kobayashi

    Sport: Competitive Eating


    Takeru Kobayashi is quite simply an eating machine. (Samantha Sin / Getty Images)

    Career Highlights: The five-time winner of the Nathan's Famous frankfurter eating contest held each Fourth of July at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. In 2004, he broke a contest record, eating 59 hot dogs in 12 minutes. In 2002, he won Fox's Glutton Bowl 1, and in 2003, he just barely lost to a Kodiak bear in a hot dog eating contest on Fox's Man vs. Beast program.

    So, why are his opponents scared of him? Have you seen this guy?! Only 131 pounds, Kobayashi is an eating machine. The legend of the sport (and yes, this is a sport!) uses the innovative "Solomon Method" technique when digesting his dogs. A master of the eating style, Koboyashi breaks each hot dog in two, then stuffs both halves in his mouth at once. NFL great William "Refrigerator" Perry tried taking a stab at Koboyashi in 2003 but failed miserably. The 1985 Super Bowl star ate four hot dogs in the competition; Kobayashi had 44 1/2


    5. Jeanette Lee aka "The Black Widow"
    Sport: Pool

    Career Highlights: One of the world's top-ranked pool players, Jeanette Lee received the WPBA Sportsperson of the Year Award in 1998 and was nominated for the award in '95 and '97. She's won a gold medal for the USA at the 2001 Akita World Games in Japan, the '03 Ladies Tournament of Champions and the '04 Ladies Trick Shot Championship.

    So, why are her opponents so scared of her? When you think of your average pool player, an overweight guy in overalls singing George Thorogood tunes at the local bar probably comes to mind. Jeanette Lee offers a somewhat different vision. Nevertheless, she's just as horrifying a sight for her competitors. "The Black Widow" is all business and widely considered the most famous pool player in the world. It's not just because of her stunning looks, though. As her website explains, "Jeanette's nickname is 'The Black Widow' because of her known ability to devour opponents, along with her custom of wearing only black during tournaments." Devour opponents? Yikes.


    4. Ed Hochuli
    Sport: Professional Football

    Career Highlights: One of the most distinguished referees in the NFL, Hochuli has officiated in several big games: Super Bowl XXXII in San Diego, the 2003 AFC championship game and a Sunday night football game this season in Mexico City, Mexico. He's also the head of the NFL Referees Association.

    So, why are his opponents so scared of him? No players mess with this guy. No "three blind mice" jokes, no complaints, nothing. They can't — the dude's bigger than half of them! Hochuli is likely the most jacked up ref/umpire in sports history. He's also one of the most respected. When he's not calling holding penalties and flashing his signature left-handed first-down signal, Hochuli is an active guy in the community and a grandfather of five. He also has a law degree from the University of Arizona. Insert your own clever "laying down the law" joke here __________.


    3. Inzaman-ul-Haq
    Sport: Cricket

    Career Highlights: Pakistan's team captain is considered one of the greatest batsmen in the world. In 1992, he scored 60 in 37 balls against New Zealand in the semifinal of the World Cup to almost single-handedly win the match for his national squad. He also scored the 12th highest score by a batsman (329) against New Zealand in Lehore for a Test match in 2001-02.

    So, why are his opponents so scared of him? Inzaman is an absolute giant in the cricket world. After a win over England in 2000, teammate Waqar Younis said of Inzaman-ul-Haq, "We worked really hard. Especially Inzy; he's probably the best player in the world at the moment." But, Inzy's style is quite unique. Not exactly the symbol for fitness in the sport, the hefty batsman is known for a surprisingly soft touch. Think David Ortiz as a slap singles hitter. Nearly impossible to get out, the thought of Inzaman-ul-Haq keeps opposing bowlers up late at night.


    2. Johnathan Wendel, aka "Fatal1ty"
    Sport: Video Games

    Career Highlights: A member of the Cyberathlete Professional League (yes, this exists) since 1999, Wendel won two world Quake III championships in a month, earning him a total of $44,000. According to his website, "(Wendel) presently reigns as the only three-time CPL Champion of the Year, winning each annual title in a different game, a feat never before accomplished." Cool.

    So, why are his opponents so scared of him? Believe it or not, there are thousands of professional video game players around the globe. Known as "cyberathletes," these characters earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a year doing for a living what hungover college kids do on Sunday mornings for fun. Wendel, whose "handle" is "Fatal1ty," is the nastiest one of all. In an October 10th article in Business Week, we learn, "In this new world, Johnathan Wendel is the undisputed star. Over a period of five years, he has won more tournaments and pulled in more prize money than any other player, a total that has now topped $350,000. Girl gamers buzz about him at matches, like a group of Swedish players in Barcelona this summer. And boys idolize him. "He's so good," says Iisakki "Beam" Ahonen, an up-and-coming 17-year-old Finn player. 'I want to be like him — to travel and compete in tournaments and make a living at it.'" He's pretty much the Matt Leinart/Derek Jeter/Jason from Laguna Beach of the video-game world. Girls want him, and guys want to be him. And yet, no one wants to face him one-on-one.


    1. Mike Tyson
    Sport: Boxing

    Career Highlights: A former WBA, IBF and WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson notched 44 knockouts over a 20-year career. At age 20, he knocked out Trevor Berbick to become the youngest WBC heavyweight titleholder of all time. In 2003, he was named by Ring Magazine at No. 16 among its 100 Greatest Punchers of All Time List.

    So, why are his opponents so scared of him? Sure, Tyson retired for good after a loss on July 30 to Kevin McBride. He also suffered a sorry June 2004 loss to no-name Danny Williams. Yes, his best (boxing) days are long behind him. But, regardless of that, he's still No. 1 on this list. Why? Because after he bit Evander Holyfield's ear off in the summer of 1997, Tyson ensured his permanent place in this spot for the next 200 years. Think about it. Is there any amount of money that would convince you to get in the ring with this guy?


    Link---http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/5013876?GT1=7127
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    And football? We all know what rugby would be...a certain All Blacks winger initials JL....
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    And football? We all know what rugby would be...a certain All Blacks winger initials JL....
    Haha yeah, flattens people.

    Maybe american football players?
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    (Original post by SuperflyTV.com)
    "Its the poor ******* relation of Airsoft. No thanks"

    Woah Woah Woah. take it your a war junkie that pretends hes in the army in a spec ops unit? airsoft is ****, then again so i paintball in the woods. Im talking about internation tournament paintball.

    check out http://www.derderpaintball.com/paint...deos/OIweb.wmv for what im talking about!!
    Easy tiger. Airsoft varies from the laid back weekend events (either woodland, CQB or both) with various scenarios right up to the hardcore Milsim you talk about (miltary simulation, use of army techniques/loadouts etc) which often replay historcial battles.

    Yes its more military orientated, thats its appeal, replica (full metal in many cases) SMG's, Rifles, pistols, sniper rifles and support weapons (M60's M249 etc) smoke/flashbang/bb grenades (you should see the faces of fully grown men make when they use these ) you name it. It makes it more diverse and the style of games/the roles within a game you can have vary enormously.

    and we dont get covered in paint and tbh it must be doing something good as the number of ex-paintballers you see at skirmishes is quite impressive. they try it and never look back.

    Oh video wise, heres something for you. This a Milsim group out in the states taking on the Blackhawk down scenario. This is the hardcore end of airsoft, but shows what is achievable!

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...1104&q=airsoft
 
 
 
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