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fwullah
March 1, 2004, 10:59 AM
Clayton Lambert should not be playing for US, we, Bangladeshis have all witnessed and were most of the times victims of such cruelty.

Scotland suffer Six Nations woe

Scotland crashed to a 35-run defeat against Holland in the opening round of the ICC Six Nations Challenge.
Luuk Van Troost scored 58 and took a wicket as Holland posted 198-9 and bowled out Scotland for 163 in Dubai.

The United Arab Emirates cruised home by five wickets against Canada and the USA defeated Namibia by the same margin in Sharjah.

The winners of the week-long round robin tournament will qualify for September's ICC Champions trophy.

Seamer John Blain bowled superbly for Scotland against the Dutch, taking 3-13 from eight overs, and there were two wickets each for skipper Craig Wright and Ryan Watson.

But Scottish hopes of victory were undermined as they were reduced to 33-3 in reply and although Dougie Brown hit 37 off 38 balls, Watson's 20 was the next highest score.

The tail did not surrender without a fight but off-spinner Adeel Raja claimed 3-29 to wrap up the match as Scotland were all out with three overs remaining.

Former West Indies Test batsman Clayton Lambert was the US hero against Namibia as his unbeaten 64 off 49 balls saw them home with 3.1 overs to spare.

Gerrie Snyman made 62 as Namibia posted a total of 254-8 but Steve Massiah kept the US in the hunt with 71 and 42-year-old Lambert's assault, which included a six and eight fours, carried them to 258-5.

Canada never recovered from losing their first three wickets with only four runs on the board against the UAE as Ishwar Maraj, Asif Mulla and Shantha Jayasekera departed for ducks.

Arshad Ali took 3-24 from 10 overs as the Canadians were restricted to 157-9 and the UAE overcame a mid-innings wobble which saw them slump from 65-1 to 68-4 as captain Khuram Khan's 53 not out enabled them to reach 160-5 in the 34th over


Source: BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3520511.stm)

oracle
March 1, 2004, 11:28 AM
Namibia and Netherlands are true home grown teams, in the sense that they are not flooded by expatriate players. UAE must be a Pakistan D team, I mean seriously are they citizens of UAE ?Scotland hmm.. a England D?

fwullah
March 1, 2004, 12:05 PM
Doesn't Holland have a gulf of expatriate players, too?

As far as I can remember, during 1997 ICC trophy, they had Nolan Clarke of West Indies playing for them, and may be others also.

FaltuRidwanBhai
March 1, 2004, 02:40 PM
jaihok,
eta kintu shotti je middle east ar kichu dol tara kintu bolte gele shompurno pakistan indian amonki kheyal kore dekhle kintu dekha jabe je okhane bangladeshi peleyaro royeche. tobe amar mone hoi tara khub shombhob koyek generation dhore achen othoba tader citizenship hoye geche jar karone tara oishob team a khelchen. shetai jodi boli tahole apnara kintu janene je ai onurdho bisshokaper shob cheye diversed dol kintu australia. tader dole kintu royeche portugese philipino ebong srilankan. echarao canadian team eo kintu subcontinent player lokkhon kora geche. prai dekha jai last name ending with khan, patel or singh. dannabad.

Tehsin
March 1, 2004, 08:02 PM
Don't know which one to feel sorry for - ALL these teams have foreigners. Worse are USA, Canada and UAE - none of them should have a team unless they can field natural born citizens or citizens who have not spent years playing in their individual countires before moving to their adoptive ones. It's not league cricket where you can field foreigners.

Clayton Lambert ? How can ICC even allow that ?

Scotland probably has mostly scots and same goes for Holland. Holland did have some subcontinental players at some point, don't know about their current team composition. Namibia may have benefitted from their South African connection but they are still not as bad as UAE, US and Canada.

FaltuRidwanBhai
March 1, 2004, 08:07 PM
well i actually dont think so. i think that citizenship jodi thake tahole oboshhoi tara shai desher team a khelte parbe. i dont think they have to be born in that country. because the world is getting global. people are constantly moving from place to place.

Piranha
March 1, 2004, 09:29 PM
Well put FRB. Also, I suport the fielding of player from differnt countries because it will help generate interest among the native born people.

You see the problem in developng countries is often like this:

<img src=http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~amchoudh/vicious.jpg>

Foreign born players may play a vital role in the development of cricket in associate level countries.

fwullah
March 1, 2004, 11:09 PM
Scotland has beaten Namibia!

Is it that we played a 3rd level ICC Associate team in Namibia; convincingly? Because I was certainly happy that we were able to beat an ICC Associate team at their own home grounds; especially reminding myself of the Scotland/Ireland tour during '98?

BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3523557.stm)

FaltuRidwanBhai
March 2, 2004, 12:18 AM
well ashole amra namibia te namibiake hariyechilam onek kostho kore. prothom match a kono mote 6 run a ebong ditiyo match a bebodhan aktu bariye 11 run a. but ar akta karon hochhe je namibia kintu umpiring fair hoinee. jar karone kintu ai obostha. ebong namibia kintu khub akta bhalo team na bole ami mone kori. amar mone hoi canada is much more better because of the fact that they have some south asians there.

Hasib
March 2, 2004, 02:51 AM
which country is Clayton Lambert from?