It doesn’t matter who you support, England or Australia, it’s a safe bet that supporters from both sides will agree the standard of umpiring this 2009 Ashes series has been nothing short of abysmal.
Greg Hawke - ARTICLES
The great game of cricket has been subject to many changes in its glorious history and none more so than in the past ten years.
Technology is now playing its part to put the home viewer in “the best seat in the house”. Playing schedules have become far more demanding on the players; some rule changes have been implemented in all forms of the game to help keep matches as appealing as possible, and to help keep the players on the park playing when there is rain or poor light delays.
Am I the only one yawning during fifty over One Day Internationals these days? I don’t think so; the game is losing its appeal.
How often do we see a close finish to an ODI these days? Even with the introduction of the bonus point system, and the “power plays”, most games I’ve watched in past two or three years have been dull, un-eventful and even boring, with most results pretty much decided before the lights are even turned on.