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Old September 13, 2004, 08:27 PM
Zunaid Zunaid is offline
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Originally posted by fab
I really do wonder about these crapinfo articles. I can't find where Ponting made that statement on the online version of the SMH article. Perhaps it is in the printed version? Can any Sydney-siders confirm?

I think the problem is that teams like BD, Kenya and Zimb are in a league of their own. They are too good against teams like Ireland, Holland etc, but not quite up to the level of Australia, India, SA etc.

It was here:

Into the valley of death ride America's plucky part-timers
By Trevor Marshallsea in Portsmouth
September 13, 2004

The presence of the US, who lost by 210 runs to New Zealand on Friday, has not impressed Australian captain Ricky Ponting. "I'm not really sure on these sort of teams - the US and Bangladesh, and those sorts of sides," he said. "I'm not sure that them playing against the best teams in the world right at the moment is the best thing for their cricket ... I don't know how they learn a lot from getting belted all over the place and then getting bowled out for nothing."
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