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Day 2,052, 02:10 Published in Ireland Ireland by Releasethe Krakken

Legend: ICC : International Cricket Committee

Sometimes we must break out of our eRep bubble and write about stuff that happens in RL. Today I saw the following article my country wont host any major ICC event up and until 2023. A 1O year drought. That is all fine with me. However I have a major problem with the logic behind all this.

For the reason that is put forward reads as follow: Because the companies that sponsor the ICC according to them make more money if the events is hosted in one of 3 countries England, Australia and India. So in fact this means the reason that the events isn't hosted in other countries has sweet blue nothing to do with either the ICC or cricket. No all it is about is keeping sponsors and their bottom line happy. This is the first time I know off that a sport is happily dictated by their sponsors. In fact this is a complete sellout. A sporting body is meant to act in the interest of the sport alone. It must be the final authority on were events are hold it cannot be dictated or ask for authorization in its decision from bloody sponsors. But we also know that other sport bodies has similar wrongdoings (FIFA, FOrmula 1). In fact the ICC looks like cookie thieves compared to the mentioned 2 hoodlums above. Yes you say perhaps they should keep their sponsors happy. I dont agree because their sponsors is most likely big Indian English and Australian companies. So in fact the events have been sold off to the highest bidder.

In fact ICC your complete sell outs and I hope no one supports you anymore and that your sponsors get a deserved boycott till they are in ruins. The ICC is a disgrace to cricket and need to be removed. To the sponsors thank you for sponsoring the sports but the only reason you should be doing this is because of the exposure it gives your product. How much you make in a tournaments is irrelevant



Bhane Day 2,052, 12:22

It's cricket.... nobody cares.

Cricket is dreadfully boring to watch. It's almost as bad as American baseball.

Releasethe Krakken
Releasethe Krakken Day 2,052, 14:19

boring to watch???? . we are talking about the limited over stuff. i like sports the only thing i cant watch anymore is football which if for me mind numbingly boring. but with cricket there is a lot of pressure. almost like golf in the last day. and your statement is false as at-least one person cares. : )

Lord Scego
Lord Scego Day 2,053, 01:00

Golf and cricket two posh crap sports which are boring

Releasethe Krakken
Releasethe Krakken Day 2,053, 01:35

how is cricket a posh sport. perhaps in england but in the rest of the world players from all walks of life participate in it.

sir adriano prette
sir adriano prette Day 2,053, 14:38

Now you do get people from all walks of life but it is still associated with posh people because in its beginning it was really just a sport for the posh.

MR. PADRAIG PEARSE Day 2,052, 16:19

Crickets for faggots srs

Releasethe Krakken
Releasethe Krakken Day 2,053, 01:37

no cricket isn't for faggots. balls traveling at 149 kph and they hit it. no how can you say cricket is not manly. this would be like drinking is made a sport and Ireland is the world champion and I discredit it. I

Lord Scego
Lord Scego Day 2,053, 13:15

RTK ehhh Hurling is a way better sport how is cricket manly ?

They wear armor cus there scared of being hit although I guess I nearly broke someone's need cap in rounders when I was younger but that diff

Kaptain Kidd
Kaptain Kidd Day 2,052, 17:08

Only real sports are hockey and rugby. No other sports actually have players that have to work hard at all times.

Lord Scego
Lord Scego Day 2,053, 01:00


Just a habit
Just a habit Day 2,052, 17:35

Cricket? Someone is actually watching that cr@p??

Football s2

Releasethe Krakken
Releasethe Krakken Day 2,053, 01:44

football totally suck. if you wanted to invent a sport more boring than soccer you would have to go to great lenghts.

Colonel Dag
Colonel Dag Day 2,053, 04:41

the numbers of spectators worldwide tells a different story

Colonel Dag
Colonel Dag Day 2,053, 04:41


Releasethe Krakken
Releasethe Krakken Day 2,053, 07:30

you gays are totally missing the point. what does it matter whether you like the sport or not. Its about a basic injustice. The fact that you are not interested in the sport is because your team is crap in it. your crap in rugby as well as we have about a 100% winning record against you but shame you dont realize it and keep on watching. same goes soccer. but wait there is hope. you had the number 1 golfer last year. just in case you dont know watching your nations team win is where its at. we are besides being awesome in rugby the world champions in hand shearing sheep almost undisputed. i have watched almost 500 hours of hand shearing and andries our top athlete in the sport is a master.

Lord Scego
Lord Scego Day 2,053, 13:16

Wait so unmanly sports became manly all of a sudden and you don't like manly sports

Viktor Kurgan
Viktor Kurgan Day 2,053, 08:46

Krakken you are missing the point...Daghdha simply introduced himself...

Releasethe Krakken
Releasethe Krakken Day 2,053, 09:58

i know but i dont want any confusement with him. perhaps as i walkdoing my own thing and the next moment as i bend down to pick up something....

Viktor Kurgan
Viktor Kurgan Day 2,053, 10:41

wise thinking....daghdha has a history of stalking.....

Grainne Ni Mhaille
Grainne Ni Mhaille Day 2,053, 14:11

Cricket? Britcrap. Hurley'd put manners on ye.

Crosseye Day 2,053, 15:01

Regardless of which sport I agree in general with RTK's point. Along similar lines in RL Ireland drinks companies were suggesting/threatening that if a a proposed ban on alcoholic drinks sponsoring competitions came into force then the companies would not invest any more money in the country. So there the sponsors are dictating government policy in relation to the health of the citizens... 🙁

Ryan Flaherty
Ryan Flaherty Day 2,053, 16:02

I'd have to think many sports are seriously influenced by the sponsors. Fans may spend to much buying tickets, but the big money comes from corporate sponsors who want to sell to those fans. If you alienate your sponsors, pretty soon you don't have sponsors and then you end up with no sport.

In a way, it really does suck, but it's pretty basic business.

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