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CTazim
February 17, 2005, 09:46 AM
This is good news for Cricket as a whole and for Bangladesh

thecoolestleo
February 17, 2005, 09:57 AM
WHERE DID YOU GET THIS NEWS , CAN YOU PROVIDE US THE MAIN SOURCE PLS...

gobdgo
February 17, 2005, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by CTazim
This is good news for Cricket as a whole and for Bangladesh

I think Mani did not do something with it.....we did what ever possible in a definite right time. Go BD Go.

Mahmood
February 17, 2005, 10:13 AM
CricInfo - Mani dismisses two-tier Test cricket (http://plus1.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2005/FEB/183821_WCI_17FEB2005.html)

offcutter
February 17, 2005, 11:46 AM
We're not out of the woods yet. In the meeting next month they'll talk about scheduling. They may just hand us a schedule which would essentially be what a lot of the naysayers originally advocated in their 'two-tier' proposal. Lets keep our fingers crossed.

cisco-guy
February 17, 2005, 11:51 AM
"To talk about a two-tier system, I think, is wrong," Mani told the Indo-Asian News Service during a visit to India earlier this week. Rather than segregate the two countries, he argued that the ICC should "actually find positive ways of helping them".

"We have Australia on top and then you have seven other countries that are quite close. There is not much difference in Test or one-day cricket between the No. 2 and the No. 8 countries ... and, yes, then there is a big drop [to Bangladesh and Zimbabwe]. What is important for us is to help these countries and not marginalise them." - Cricinfo.

My salute to Ehasan Mani. He definitely earned my respect.:great:

babubangla
February 17, 2005, 12:11 PM
Less than a week after the ICC seemed to suggest that it was prepared to consider reducing the number of matches involving Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, Ehsan Mani, the ICC's president, has said that weaker countries need exposure if they are to develop.

An ICC spokesman had indicated to Cricinfo that Bangladesh and Zimbabwe might be limited to home appearances only across a six-year cycle, as part of a two-tier system to combat the twin problems of fixture overload and uncompetitive matches.

"To talk about a two-tier system, I think, is wrong," Mani told the Indo-Asian News Service during a visit to India earlier this week. Rather than segregate the two countries, he argued that the ICC should "actually find positive ways of helping them".

"We have Australia on top and then you have seven other countries that are quite close. There is not much difference in Test or one-day cricket between the No. 2 and the No. 8 countries ... and, yes, then there is a big drop [to Bangladesh and Zimbabwe]. What is important for us is to help these countries and not marginalise them."

The ICC is thought to be coming under pressure from some of the top eight countries who see often one-sided series against the weakest teams as an unnecessary burden on their players as well as being commercially unattractive. But Mani made clear his view was that once a member, always a member. "If weaker teams have a problem," he argued, "it's the problem of the international cricket community, and we have to find the ways of helping them."

But Mani did agree that there were issues over international scheduling, which would be addressed when the ICC meet in New Delhi next month. "We are looking at the whole way we are running world cricket, whether the ten-year plan is the right programme, or whether is should be eight years or twelve years."

One possible way of easing the situation could be playing more games in traditional off-seasons. "If we could play in June or July in some countries - in Zimbabwe, you can, actually - maybe we should be looking from that point of view."

Source: Cricinfo

pinch_hitter
February 17, 2005, 02:33 PM
Well, I guess thats history then.

Mani dismisses two-tier Test cricket
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2005/FEB/183821_WCI_17FEB2005.html

So thats that :)

What next?

Edited on, February 17, 2005, 7:35 PM GMT, by pinch_hitter.

couger
February 17, 2005, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by offcutter
We're not out of the woods yet. In the meeting next month they'll talk about scheduling. They may just hand us a schedule which would essentially be what a lot of the naysayers originally advocated in their 'two-tier' proposal. Lets keep our fingers crossed.

Mmm.....good point. Yes, lets keep our fingers crossed.

bdmoderator
February 18, 2005, 08:03 AM
:joy::joy:

Ahmed_B
February 18, 2005, 09:18 AM
Infact... Mani has always been strongly against this 2-tier from the beginning. But that doesn't seem to do much about the issue... and the whole preparation to justify or create some sort of tiering is going on just right under his nose by the stronger member countries of ICC! I think these sort of issues are decided by voting... and I wonder how much Mani can do about it if majority of the ICC panel decides for it.

One more thing said by Mani caught my eyes....(In the Telegraph report on this..): The report said.. this issue is out of question, atleast untill Ehsan Mani completes his term as the ICC president in June, 2005.

What is going to happen after that?

cracky
February 18, 2005, 12:34 PM
Originally posted by crickethorizon
Infact... Mani has always been strongly against this 2-tier from the beginning. But that doesn't seem to do much about the issue... and the whole preparation to justify or create some sort of tiering is going on just right under his nose by the stronger member countries of ICC! I think these sort of issues are decided by voting... and I wonder how much Mani can do about it if majority of the ICC panel decides for it.

One more thing said by Mani caught my eyes....(In the Telegraph report on this..): The report said.. this issue is out of question, atleast untill Ehsan Mani completes his term as the ICC president in June, 2005.

What is going to happen after that?


I guess it will be a two tier after that. Australlia on the first and rest of the test countries on the second tier.