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England in Bangladesh & India 2016/17
#1
After weeks of speculation, Morgan & Hales have decided not to participate in the tour.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/37331990


Very strange how Morgan never had concerns when visiting for his own financial gain in the IPL.
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
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#2
Morgan looked the weak link in the one day side this summer so he may have difficulty getting back in the squad. As he's pretty much given up red ball cricket he will no doubt join KP as a T20 mercenary for hire.

I'm prepared to accept his reasoning at face value. I was one street away from an IRA car bomb back in the seventies and such things do leave a mark.
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#3
Yes he has the right to decline the tour without it affecting his place in the side but I do believe he should lose the captaincy. Whether he should return to the side on merit depends on how the replacement(s) get on.
LE - aka John
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#4
He has the right to decide and must take the consequences.  I think he has been a good captain but, as  batsman, he will face strong competition to get back.
I don't think that the IPL has ever been played in Bangladesh, which is where the security concerns exist - and Morgan is surely going to suffer actual and potential financial loss by not touring now so I don't quite understand the point behind the IPL comment.
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#5
Morgan, has repeated quoted an incident while playing IPL in Bangalore, & in Bangladesh, in 2010, as reasons not to tour, something he decided to ignore when he made his annual trips to the IPL.
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
It is Warwickshire County Cricket Club!
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#6
The incident in Bangalore will certainly have had an effect on Morgan. That being so, it is highly unlikely that he ignored it when making decisions about the IPL - more likely that he took advice about the state of security in India and,based on that,decided to go.  The advice he would have received would have been very different from the general picture that emerges about the current security situation in Bangladesh.
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#7
Anyway, captains should sing the national anthem !!
LE - aka John
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#8
Surprised by Hales. His test place is under threat but his one day place isn't. I can't judge people for not going but I think players like Moeen coming out and saying they will tour will give them extra brownie points in the future. Morgan they will look to replace asap when his form goes.

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