Regional Four-Day Competition, semi-finals, fourth day April 4, 2011

Jamaica make final, T&T consider legal action

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Jamaica have made it to the final, despite a relatively strong batting performance from Trinidad and Tobago in which they got to 448 for 9 in reply to Jamaica's mammoth 664 in St Augustine, Trinidad. Jamaica's made the cut, having taked the first-innings' lead during the teams' group-stage encounter in Kingston last month.

Beginning day four on 198 for 4, T&T lost Denesh Ramdin to Andre Russell early, after he had added just five runs to his overnight score of 49. But captain Daren Ganga stayed on, getting to his 23rd first class ton. He was kept company by Kieron Pollard, who got 48 before being trapped lbw by David Bernard. Any hope Jamaica had of wrapping up the innings after the pair's departure was thwarted by the No. 8 batsman Rayad Emrit, who scored unbeaten 113, and ensured the hosts were not bowled out. Russell was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with figures of 4 for 89.

T&T, who finished second on the points table, a point ahead of Jamaica, are considering legal action after losing out on a place in the final, to Jamaica who finished fourth. According to the tournament rules, if semi-final games end in a no-result, the team which came out on top during the head-to-head clash in the preliminary round advances. But T&T manager Omar Khan said this had not been made clear. "There is still some misinterpretation concerning the rule pertaining to advancing to the finals," Khan said. "We find it very unfair. What is the reward of playing consistent cricket all season then?"

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts
Combined Campuses and Colleges

7 4 1 0 2 0 57
Trinidad & Tobago

7 3 1 0 3 0 52
England Lions

7 2 0 0 5 0 51
Jamaica

7 2 0 0 5 0 51
Windward Islands

7 2 3 0 2 0 41
Barbados

7 1 1 0 5 0 27
Leeward Islands

7 1 5 0 0 1 19
Guyana

7 0 4 0 2 1 16

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  • POSTED BY riverlime on | April 8, 2011, 16:00 GMT

    WICB are twits. One year, the top team is the winner, the next year the top two contest the final, then the next year the top four contest semi's. The real change of home-and-away games is yet to be considered, but extrapolating the apparent mindset of the WICB, in three more years, they will have gotten to a round robin, home and away format. THAT is the way to skim the cream off the top. Pity the TnT team, for they have played well. Jamaica just read the fine print better, and by the quixotic and byzantine rules of the tounament, will reach the finals.

  • POSTED BY Metman on | April 8, 2011, 15:11 GMT

    Absolute RUBBISH Khan !Stop being childish,you are a big man !Sour grapes is what you called that.I am glad that one of your own Lawyers threw out your protest.Don't you know that if you were successful,the CCC could have come with the argument that they ARE the champions,having finished with 57 points.Of course TT would have then quoted the same rules,saying that they call for semi finals and finals.In the past,the tournament rules allowed TT either a place in the semi finals or finals.TT used tournament rules to achieve their goal the last time Jamaica beat them to win the championship,so if Jamaica used tournament rules to advance to the finals this time around,WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT ?

  • POSTED BY mogan707 on | April 8, 2011, 12:41 GMT

    Had Jamaica dismissed T&T,the qualification of Jamaica seemed apt.But since it turned out be a draw,the run-rate must have been compared for both teams.As T&T had a better run-rate,they would qualify for the finals.Only if the run-rate is same the previous league game between the two teams must be considered.This kind of ruling is present in India's Ranji Trophy(the equivalent trophy of Regional Four Day Competition).

  • POSTED BY bigbird79 on | April 7, 2011, 15:47 GMT

    Rules are rules...Jamaica are the ones who should be in the finals. Can't believe I just read someone wants Ganga back in the Windies team...I know we are not doing good right now, but you going to put another 'waste' in the team for what? He had his chances before and proved he is just a regional batsman and nothing more....Trinidad let it go!!! You don't deserve to be in the final...you lost out fair and square according to the rules

  • POSTED BY Metman on | April 7, 2011, 10:36 GMT

    @Khan ! Utter rubbish !TT knew the tournament rules when Jamaica last beat them in Jamaica to win the championship.CCC should also contemplate legal action,because they are the champions.No need for semi finals and finals.Sometime ago ,the tournament rules allowed TT to advance to either the semi finals or finals in one of the competitions.No big thing then !@ Wendell Moore !and in the same breath,it makes no sense for the CCC to be contesting a final,when they have already won the championship.

  • POSTED BY on | April 7, 2011, 9:30 GMT

    Distraught over West Indies cricket management in after decades of cricket, they still looking for system to determine results.. shame on you guys! What nonsense.. look at points table - Let the best teams play the final.. where did Jamaica come from to make the Final? No wonder we are doing worst as the years roll by.. WEST INDIES CRICKET!

  • POSTED BY Kenconway on | April 7, 2011, 3:26 GMT

    The rules were in black & white prior to the tournament & clarified during the match. Ja based their plan on the rules. TnT should have done the same end of story. Whether the rule needs changing or not teams need to be aware of them & plan accordingly.

  • POSTED BY jermainewi on | April 7, 2011, 1:22 GMT

    stop crying tnt .........

  • POSTED BY Parsuram on | April 6, 2011, 17:04 GMT

    It is ridiculous to finish second and not make the finals. This is the reason why the West Indies cricket is in so much distress. No rule that relates to head to head in league match should come into reckoning whenJamaica finished third in the overall standing. Get your acts together West Indies Administrators!

  • POSTED BY Dhar40 on | April 6, 2011, 7:52 GMT

    TnT and Jamaica are two powerful teams. If you look at it the demise of the Leewards and Barbados coincides with the demise of the WI. Lets leave that and talk about our 1st Test Team for Pakistan: D.Ganga. Hinds, Samuels, Ramdin (yes still the best with bat and gloves) Darren Bravo, Kemar Roach, Andre Lawrence, Bishoo. If they are fit Dwayne Bravo and Adrian Barath. That is 10. don't talk age lets pick people in form.

  • POSTED BY riverlime on | April 8, 2011, 16:00 GMT

    WICB are twits. One year, the top team is the winner, the next year the top two contest the final, then the next year the top four contest semi's. The real change of home-and-away games is yet to be considered, but extrapolating the apparent mindset of the WICB, in three more years, they will have gotten to a round robin, home and away format. THAT is the way to skim the cream off the top. Pity the TnT team, for they have played well. Jamaica just read the fine print better, and by the quixotic and byzantine rules of the tounament, will reach the finals.

  • POSTED BY Metman on | April 8, 2011, 15:11 GMT

    Absolute RUBBISH Khan !Stop being childish,you are a big man !Sour grapes is what you called that.I am glad that one of your own Lawyers threw out your protest.Don't you know that if you were successful,the CCC could have come with the argument that they ARE the champions,having finished with 57 points.Of course TT would have then quoted the same rules,saying that they call for semi finals and finals.In the past,the tournament rules allowed TT either a place in the semi finals or finals.TT used tournament rules to achieve their goal the last time Jamaica beat them to win the championship,so if Jamaica used tournament rules to advance to the finals this time around,WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT ?

  • POSTED BY mogan707 on | April 8, 2011, 12:41 GMT

    Had Jamaica dismissed T&T,the qualification of Jamaica seemed apt.But since it turned out be a draw,the run-rate must have been compared for both teams.As T&T had a better run-rate,they would qualify for the finals.Only if the run-rate is same the previous league game between the two teams must be considered.This kind of ruling is present in India's Ranji Trophy(the equivalent trophy of Regional Four Day Competition).

  • POSTED BY bigbird79 on | April 7, 2011, 15:47 GMT

    Rules are rules...Jamaica are the ones who should be in the finals. Can't believe I just read someone wants Ganga back in the Windies team...I know we are not doing good right now, but you going to put another 'waste' in the team for what? He had his chances before and proved he is just a regional batsman and nothing more....Trinidad let it go!!! You don't deserve to be in the final...you lost out fair and square according to the rules

  • POSTED BY Metman on | April 7, 2011, 10:36 GMT

    @Khan ! Utter rubbish !TT knew the tournament rules when Jamaica last beat them in Jamaica to win the championship.CCC should also contemplate legal action,because they are the champions.No need for semi finals and finals.Sometime ago ,the tournament rules allowed TT to advance to either the semi finals or finals in one of the competitions.No big thing then !@ Wendell Moore !and in the same breath,it makes no sense for the CCC to be contesting a final,when they have already won the championship.

  • POSTED BY on | April 7, 2011, 9:30 GMT

    Distraught over West Indies cricket management in after decades of cricket, they still looking for system to determine results.. shame on you guys! What nonsense.. look at points table - Let the best teams play the final.. where did Jamaica come from to make the Final? No wonder we are doing worst as the years roll by.. WEST INDIES CRICKET!

  • POSTED BY Kenconway on | April 7, 2011, 3:26 GMT

    The rules were in black & white prior to the tournament & clarified during the match. Ja based their plan on the rules. TnT should have done the same end of story. Whether the rule needs changing or not teams need to be aware of them & plan accordingly.

  • POSTED BY jermainewi on | April 7, 2011, 1:22 GMT

    stop crying tnt .........

  • POSTED BY Parsuram on | April 6, 2011, 17:04 GMT

    It is ridiculous to finish second and not make the finals. This is the reason why the West Indies cricket is in so much distress. No rule that relates to head to head in league match should come into reckoning whenJamaica finished third in the overall standing. Get your acts together West Indies Administrators!

  • POSTED BY Dhar40 on | April 6, 2011, 7:52 GMT

    TnT and Jamaica are two powerful teams. If you look at it the demise of the Leewards and Barbados coincides with the demise of the WI. Lets leave that and talk about our 1st Test Team for Pakistan: D.Ganga. Hinds, Samuels, Ramdin (yes still the best with bat and gloves) Darren Bravo, Kemar Roach, Andre Lawrence, Bishoo. If they are fit Dwayne Bravo and Adrian Barath. That is 10. don't talk age lets pick people in form.

  • POSTED BY Dr_Van_Nostrand on | April 6, 2011, 4:38 GMT

    T&T played at home for goodness sake!!! They had the chance to prepare a pitch that would produce a result. Instead they opted to prepare a 700-first innings pitch. They have no one to blame but themselves.

  • POSTED BY jacks374 on | April 6, 2011, 3:03 GMT

    "Sour Grapes". Mr. Khan the rules are abundantly clear....abide by the rules. Jamaica was the better team in Jamaica and was again the better team in Trinidad.

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 23:39 GMT

    TT think they the best in caribbean. maybe the have the best facilities in the caribbean but not the best team.

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 23:36 GMT

    I thought Daren Ganga is a lawyer ? didnt he read the rules ?

    T&T had home advantage and changed their game from QPO to a a flatter track. On winning the toss they inserted Jamaica although they claim to have a better spin attack.

    They bowled for 2 days without much success, yet on the 3rd morning when the rules were further clarified, they suddenly started bowling yorkers and bouncers at the tail. All circumstantial evidence, but it all points to Darren Ganga and co. misinterpreting the rules thinking they had the advantage and playing for a no result which they thought would have seen them through.

    It backfired and like spoiled brats they bwont acept that its their fault.

    Grow some backbone and tek u licks T&T

  • POSTED BY Metman on | April 5, 2011, 23:15 GMT

    Absolute rubbish Khan! TT now find themselves on the receiving end of the tournament rules,and lo and behold ,they are crying foul! Khan,people are not foolish!These same tournament rules allowed TT to advance either to the finals or the semi finals sometime ago in a WICB competition.TOURNAMENT rules were also in place when Jamaica beat TT in Jamaica ,to win the 4 day competition some time ago.In that match ,TT used the points system to achieve their goal.You Trinis know EXACTLY what I am talking about !Some of the rules I agree need changing,but they are absolutely clear!As far as I am concerned,the CCC are the true champions,FULL STOP! As a matter of fact,if TT had placed first and were eliminated by the fourth place team,TT would have been crying foul,saying that they have already won the champioship,and there would be no need for semi finals and final.I AGREE !By the way,I heard that the Jamaicans were planning to bat until tea on the last day !Ha ! ha, ha,haaaaaaaah !Take that!

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 22:47 GMT

    Mr khan's comments says it all, whats the reward for playing consistent all trhough the tornamanet???diidn't T&T only finisehd 1 point ahead of JA and loss first inn points to JA. in my opinion I think the rule is fair, almost every competition in the world has head to head games as a tie breaker!!! come on TT dont be sorry losers!

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 22:31 GMT

    i am a tt but rule clear stat that the win in the round advance soory that should be change next year good game in total

  • POSTED BY wizzla on | April 5, 2011, 22:08 GMT

    If team C and B want to make it to a finals then one must decide which of the two is better. if team B beats team F and team C doesn't then team B is better but if team C beats team E and team B doesn't then who is better team. let me tell you, team B and C must play each other. if either team wins then they are the better team but if there is no result then we take the history of the two teams together. It just so happens that team C was the better team based on previous match so Team C is better team and advance to finals. Points can only decide who makes semi finals, once in the semi finals then its not a matter of how much points u have but which of the two teams in the semi finals is better. Key C = Jamaica B = Trinidad (need to learn to read / understand the rule book)

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 21:57 GMT

    @rumcork69.what are you seriously expecting to see Darren Ganga doing? havent you learnt anything from the Darren Sammy affair? why would you want another captain who cant maintain his play and in gnaga's case is in the twighlight of his career! seems like trinidad always feel they should win....smh.......GO JAMAICA V CCC. away with the sore losers. the rules were set before a ball was bowled

  • POSTED BY drtrinileggie on | April 5, 2011, 21:52 GMT

    T&T have a valid reason. Any body who say otherwise are bias. We should stand up for what is right, not what suits you. So what if it some matches rained out. Thats the nature of a cricket season..The semi final DID NOT HAVE ANY WINNER. JAMAICA DID NOT WIN THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOR ARE THE THE SECOND BEST TEAM. THE RULE JUST LIKE THE ADMIN ARE JOKERS.

    AGAIN NO LEADERSHIP AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE AS WELL AS THE TEAM LEVEL.

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 20:35 GMT

    I an a Trini. Jamaica would have won if there was no rain stoppage. However T@T played well consistantly. WICB is a bunch of intellectual fools.

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 20:13 GMT

    End of tournament play-offs add excitement to tournament. It also corrects situations in which the weather might have deprived deserving teams of points in rained out or rain ruined matches.

    Hopefully, the best 4 teams will come to the top of the table and show their mettle for the satisfaction of cricket enthusiasts.

    Reading should be a pre-requisite for managers. We had a case where a South African team did not understand Duckworth-Lewis.

  • POSTED BY shawnsundar on | April 5, 2011, 19:06 GMT

    And this is one of the reasons why WI cricket will get no where! We finished second, yet not in the finals? Am I the only one that sees a problem with this? Who wants to bet that Samuels, Lendl, Ramdin, and Ganga won't even find a place in the up-coming tour against Pakistan? In my opinion Ganga should lead the WI instead of waste man Sammy, or as I said before, T&T should have our very own International Team apart from the crappy WI which needs to get rid of the coach and captain as soon as possible! Well done Trini's, I guess our setback was the defeat against the Leewards, but we'll get then next year! For now lets focus on bringing that CLT20 home!!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 18:50 GMT

    I agree with Leon and disagree with Wendell. playing well all season was to get to the semi-final

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 17:38 GMT

    The rules are clearly spelt out and have been on this site since the beginning of the season. Why were the rules not clear to all team managers? If the shoe were on the other foot?

  • POSTED BY jermainewi on | April 5, 2011, 17:15 GMT

    stop crying tnt .........

  • POSTED BY Reuelsean on | April 5, 2011, 15:30 GMT

    Jamaica finished fourth on the points table, but get to play in the finals because they took first inns points in the preliminaries over T&T how ridiculous could the WICB be, to make it even worst the information was only passed on to the management two days into the match. this is an example of how poorly the wicb is running cricket in the region. utter rubbish on the part of the wicb, rules definitely need to be changed. and the wicb fired. i fully support the T&T management taking legal action in this matter.

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 15:29 GMT

    The rules were in place before the Tournament began; so why are folks distraught?

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 15:21 GMT

    I aggree with T&T Cricketing management it makes no sense finishing at the second place of the standings and not make it to the final especially when your semis finished in a draw. The WIB need to take a second look at how the tournament is set up and the rules to determine the Champs.

  • POSTED BY Sportsscientist on | April 5, 2011, 13:50 GMT

    is this another example of WICB incompetence? there should be no arguement. if there is a grey area of ambiguity then those grand old servant of the game need to be put out to pasture.

    why didn't they clarify the rules before?

    why are T & T threatening legal action? well done WICB. are you sure your not the ICC in disguise????

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 13:48 GMT

    Semi Final Stage

    In the event of the teams in either semi final finishing on an equal number of points the right to advance to the final will be the team which gained the greater number of points when the two teams (of the teams which competed in the semi final) competed against each other in the group stage of the tournament

    If still equal the team (of the two teams that competed in the semi final) with the most outright wins in the group stage If still equal the team (of the two teams that competed in the semi final) with the most first innings leads in the group stage If still equal the team (of the two teams that competed in the semi final) with the higher net runs per wicket ratio The right to compete in the semi final shall be determined by the placings in the Group Stage of the Tournament as follows:

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    The first paragraph says it all. I understand Darren Ganga is a law student, how the devil didnt he catch that one ??

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 13:43 GMT

    The rules were available for all to see Mr. Khan, it has been on the WICB's site from before the competition start, so the fault is entirely T&T's. I dont believe you.....

    T&T had home advantage, changed the venue from Queens Park Oval to a field with a flatter pitch and had every intention of themselves drawing out this match to a no result IN THEIR FAVOR. Ganga was the one who won the toss and put in Jamaica, can you tell why it is that its only on the 3rd day when T&T got word that the rules were not in their favor, they started bowling bouncers and yorker in an attempt to get the Jamaican batsmen out ??

    This is rich, of T&T had won it would have been brilliant straegy, but because you all misinterpreted the rules you all want to run to the courts ?? Admit you all made a mistake and tek you licks !!!!

  • POSTED BY AceB on | April 5, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    Absolute rubbish !! Didn't they read the rules?

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    How stupid of a comment is this? "What is the reward of playing consistent cricket all season then?" How about you just stick with the rules as your premise for an argument because if this is what you are going with then you have case. I mean look at RSA in the WC. Because they dominated the group stages for the first 6 weeks, that means they should be let through in KNOCKOUT ROUND?! That's a very stupid basis for an argument so yea stick with the rules as premise for your argument because that last comment is asinine.

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 13:04 GMT

    Rules are rules Mr. Omar Khan. It is regrettable that the game ended in a "no result" finish but those rules are that all the teams engaged in this contest have been playing under. It speaks to the fracturous nature of us all as a smatterring of insular island people. Sadly after falling short on the field of play we convince ourselves that we must seek redress elsewhere simply because the results are not to our liking we blame it on the rules. Pity. No wonder West Indies cricket continues to drown as our administrators at all level mire the game in the cesspool that their thinking resides.

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 11:46 GMT

    YOU DON'T NEED ME TO TELL you what to do. I NEVER REALLY like GAYLE as a captain, he just wasn,t responsible enough. AND I wasn't wrong. GANGA was always my captain. THIS is the plan, GANGA is32, give him 3 seasons as the WI captain with DWAYNE as his understudy. THE following players must be replaced now, GAYLE SARWAN, BENN,POLLARD,SMITH, we have more than suitable replacement, BARATH, SIMMIONDS NASH SAMUELS EDWARDS,JASON HOLDER BRAITHWAITE(BAR). KEEP an eye on (J. HOLDER)bowler.

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 10:10 GMT

    the only reason tnt was ahead was because jamaicas match was rained out

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 10:08 GMT

    TT is wrong in trying to find a loophole. The rules need to be clarified but purpose of the semi-final is to determine the winner - first innings points or outright win. This was the goal of the semi-final. Just revise the wording to clarify the intent. A legal fight is disruptive. Let it go TT. There is next year.

  • POSTED BY rumcork69 on | April 5, 2011, 8:04 GMT

    I totally understand the plight of the trinidad and tobago players. Hopefully a better system comes into place. Well done T&T. Hopefully we will see Darren Ganga in the upcoming tour of Pakistan. Let see what changes the WICB makes

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  • POSTED BY rumcork69 on | April 5, 2011, 8:04 GMT

    I totally understand the plight of the trinidad and tobago players. Hopefully a better system comes into place. Well done T&T. Hopefully we will see Darren Ganga in the upcoming tour of Pakistan. Let see what changes the WICB makes

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 10:08 GMT

    TT is wrong in trying to find a loophole. The rules need to be clarified but purpose of the semi-final is to determine the winner - first innings points or outright win. This was the goal of the semi-final. Just revise the wording to clarify the intent. A legal fight is disruptive. Let it go TT. There is next year.

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 10:10 GMT

    the only reason tnt was ahead was because jamaicas match was rained out

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 11:46 GMT

    YOU DON'T NEED ME TO TELL you what to do. I NEVER REALLY like GAYLE as a captain, he just wasn,t responsible enough. AND I wasn't wrong. GANGA was always my captain. THIS is the plan, GANGA is32, give him 3 seasons as the WI captain with DWAYNE as his understudy. THE following players must be replaced now, GAYLE SARWAN, BENN,POLLARD,SMITH, we have more than suitable replacement, BARATH, SIMMIONDS NASH SAMUELS EDWARDS,JASON HOLDER BRAITHWAITE(BAR). KEEP an eye on (J. HOLDER)bowler.

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 13:04 GMT

    Rules are rules Mr. Omar Khan. It is regrettable that the game ended in a "no result" finish but those rules are that all the teams engaged in this contest have been playing under. It speaks to the fracturous nature of us all as a smatterring of insular island people. Sadly after falling short on the field of play we convince ourselves that we must seek redress elsewhere simply because the results are not to our liking we blame it on the rules. Pity. No wonder West Indies cricket continues to drown as our administrators at all level mire the game in the cesspool that their thinking resides.

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    How stupid of a comment is this? "What is the reward of playing consistent cricket all season then?" How about you just stick with the rules as your premise for an argument because if this is what you are going with then you have case. I mean look at RSA in the WC. Because they dominated the group stages for the first 6 weeks, that means they should be let through in KNOCKOUT ROUND?! That's a very stupid basis for an argument so yea stick with the rules as premise for your argument because that last comment is asinine.

  • POSTED BY AceB on | April 5, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    Absolute rubbish !! Didn't they read the rules?

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 13:43 GMT

    The rules were available for all to see Mr. Khan, it has been on the WICB's site from before the competition start, so the fault is entirely T&T's. I dont believe you.....

    T&T had home advantage, changed the venue from Queens Park Oval to a field with a flatter pitch and had every intention of themselves drawing out this match to a no result IN THEIR FAVOR. Ganga was the one who won the toss and put in Jamaica, can you tell why it is that its only on the 3rd day when T&T got word that the rules were not in their favor, they started bowling bouncers and yorker in an attempt to get the Jamaican batsmen out ??

    This is rich, of T&T had won it would have been brilliant straegy, but because you all misinterpreted the rules you all want to run to the courts ?? Admit you all made a mistake and tek you licks !!!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 5, 2011, 13:48 GMT

    Semi Final Stage

    In the event of the teams in either semi final finishing on an equal number of points the right to advance to the final will be the team which gained the greater number of points when the two teams (of the teams which competed in the semi final) competed against each other in the group stage of the tournament

    If still equal the team (of the two teams that competed in the semi final) with the most outright wins in the group stage If still equal the team (of the two teams that competed in the semi final) with the most first innings leads in the group stage If still equal the team (of the two teams that competed in the semi final) with the higher net runs per wicket ratio The right to compete in the semi final shall be determined by the placings in the Group Stage of the Tournament as follows:

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    The first paragraph says it all. I understand Darren Ganga is a law student, how the devil didnt he catch that one ??

  • POSTED BY Sportsscientist on | April 5, 2011, 13:50 GMT

    is this another example of WICB incompetence? there should be no arguement. if there is a grey area of ambiguity then those grand old servant of the game need to be put out to pasture.

    why didn't they clarify the rules before?

    why are T & T threatening legal action? well done WICB. are you sure your not the ICC in disguise????