- Cricket – anybody following?
Why should the WI give us a chance, they wupped us in the first test and we’ve been unable to force a result in the other tests. You cant blame them they haven’t won a test series in god knows how long they aren’t going to risk anything just to make a game of it, they dont care they’re gonna win the series. Yep referral system is waste of time.Posted 9 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
referral system is so half arsed. You can’t overule the on field umpire unless there is clear proof he got it wrong (proof, not opinion) – and then they won’t allow the 3rd umpire to use all the evidence / predictive tools open to him.
Supposedly it’s to prevent the on field umpires losing their position as ultimate arbiters; instead it has devalued their position and that of the off field people too.
It has led to one classic moment though. Yesterday, Sarwan who was scoring hundreds for fun, hit on the pads in front of all three was given out. He looked up pleadingly to his captain batting at the other end, to see if he thought a referral was worthwhile.
Chris Gayle’s response may have included no words but spoke volumes. Hop it, being the gist.Posted 9 years agoPosted 9 years ago
1959 – WICKET – Hinds c Collingwood b Panesar 20 – WI 90-6 (43.1 overs)
Monty replaces Anderson, and the first ball of the over sees Hinds appear to nick to slip – was it bat or pad? Umpire Harper raises his finger, Hinds isn’t happy but Windies have no referrals left and out he goes!
FFS! Can they not bowl better than Turnham Green massive on a Sunday? Monty is a pillock, he bleeding appeals all the ****’ time no matter what the f’in’ ball is doing. Will someone switch the anal dildo Monty’s wearing off ‘cos it’s f’ing annoying.Posted 9 years ago
11 F’ing overs to go! Start bowling not F’ing jumping!!!!!!!theotherjonvSubscriber
Good for cricket. My sister’s married to an Antiguan and have been there a few times, and at grass roots level cricket is still strong but as a professional sport, lacks direction. What with Stanford now, a prolonged period without success for the Windies could sound the death knell as a serious test playing nation.
And cricket without the Windies is devalued.
So seeing them resurgent, that for me is good for the game in general.Posted 9 years ago
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