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| Author: bodsy |
Timestamp:- 8/2/2005 1:50:00 PM
Subject: cricket stuff part 1
twas met with great hilarity this morning when i read of the plight of the hard-done-by Pakis and their pom coach...what a surprise, a pom having a whinge after getting belted all Summer!
I must admit, Rudi has to go to umpiring school, his decision making all Summer was nothing short of disgraceful. Either his interpretation on the laws of LBW or his ability to make the snap decision should be scrutinised. The home team generally received the better calls (is gilly immune from lbw's?), but it was only in the first couple of tests or odi's of the Summer that we had two batsmen in the one game, i think punter and marto, given out LBW after slogging inside edges onto their pads.
Now to say the umpires were influenced by the fanatical crowds and theatrical appealing of the aussies is
a) disrespectful and harmful to the image of the game, from the umpires point of view and indeed the governing bodies. These comments are putting the game into disrepute. I thought the Aussie umpires were generally pretty good, the neutral umpire was very poor, why is it necessary then for two neutral umpires?
b) laughable, clutching at straws! If our crowds are fanatical, what are the sub-c crowds - maniacal? If our appealing is theatrical, what do you paki appealing - Tony award winning? For years we'd tour India and Pakistan, suffered at the hands of bulls**t appealing and biased umpiring, trigger fingered when anything hit the pad.
"The Australians play this part of the game very well. The way they appeal and the way the crowd supports them creates subconcious pressure on umpires and it shows."
Thats the quote... Bob Woolmer, if you're team doesn't know how to appeal properly anymore, you must be a great coach!
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