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Old September 13, 2004, 11:06 AM
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Default Ponting questions teams like US and BD in Champions Trophy

Ricky Ponting has questioned the presence of weaker teams in premier events, and said that they would benefit from playing competition of similar strength, instead of top-ranking teams. The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Ponting as saying, "I'm not really sure on these sort of teams, the US and Bangladesh, and those sorts of sides."

"Those sort of sides would be better served playing against opposition that are of a similar standard. I don't know how they learn a lot from getting belted all over the place and then getting bowled out for nothing," Ponting said to Fox Sports. "I don't understand that. I guess the players in those sides are the best judges of that. But if you sat back and watched, you'd find it pretty hard for them to find too many positives."
Courtesy - Cricinfo
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