That one finger...

shared by straight point on Tuesday, November 20, 2007

i got up early in the morning (in india) anticipating good fight back from SL, considering both sangakara and jayasurya were batting with positive intent and one of rare counter attack on oz bowling under so much of pressure...i was not disappointed either...

What an innings Sangakara was playing...arguably one of the best on oz soil till one dick head decided otherwise...to keep up his practice of raising finger...

i dont know how many great innings will be killed by these umpiring blunders...disgusting utterly disgusting....and homer too is rightly annoyed in his latest post when he points to utter hypocrisy of punter...

this is not single, rare or aloof incident...its happening quite regularly of late with countless examples (i just don't wanna go to pick data thinking we all see same game) and even more regularly down under (this is my personal opinion, although i know i am not alone) where best batsmen of opposition teams have had history of rough (in)decisions...

some where in a blog (i am so pissed off that i cant remember where) there was discussion going on that since the advent of neutral umpiring the home teams are getting more advantages...again no data to prove but we are getting close and close by each test/series...

one thing ICC have to get screwed in their mind is that people all over world watch game on tv or come to ground not to watch 'brilliant umpiring' but the contest between bat and ball and when you see a great innings gets killed this way you wonder why...why we can spend endless time in replays to judge whether fielder was touching rope or not...but then why on earth there can not be a reversal procedure to get over this shit...

what you think is the best way...

5 comments:

John said...

I agree. But for the LBW decision, every other dismissal can be subject to TV scrutiny. Line calls should automatically be referred to the TV umpire, without the need to refer it. If it is not a line call, there should either be a system of (finite) appeals from the batsmen or some mechanism where the field umpires may be overruled before the batsman leaves the field.

Ottayan said...

SP,

I dont know whether you can call this a cure.

A player who has been wrongly given out should sue the umpire for malpractice.

What do you say?

Straight Point said...

ha ha...

actually spectators should sue ICC and the standing umpire for depriving us of great innings so there by not fulfilling the very criteria of playing match...

there should be a consumer court for cricket also... ;)

Uncle J rod said...

It wasnt just a bad decision though, it was more horrible than waking up next to tori spelling.

Straight Point said...

nice one uncle :))

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