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    Ponting accuses England of gamesmanship

    Australia captain Ricky Ponting has accused England of using gamesmanship....

    Ponting angered by England tactics | Cricket News | The Ashes - England v Australia 2009 | Cricinfo.com

    This involved the use of the 12th man to waste valuable time.

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    I've already expressed my thoughts in the Cardiff match thread on Ricky Ponting's role as the Lord High Priest of the Spirit of Cricket.

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    Called it at the time. Was dire, let's move on.
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    Andrew Strauss is a joke. They actually showed him telling that bearded guy to run out and bide time in the middle. His claiming that he sent him out to tell Monty Panesar and James Anderson how much time was left... why would he need to do that? It's pretty obvious that they just had to survive and then they call out the 12th man and the physio in the next over because Anderson got drink spilt on his glove? How convienant. Fair enough England did well to save the match, but they pretty much tarnished the occasion by deliberately trying to waste time.


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    Why was it dire pasag?
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    Quote Originally Posted by inbox24 View Post
    Why was it dire pasag?
    Time-wasting?

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    Oh, I thought you meant Ponting was dire.

    Very good.

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    I thought Ponting was absolutely right to raise the issue....

    It was gamesmanship - end of story.

    I remember the loud hue and cry that arose when Dillon and Ramnarine did a similar thing in a Test match against South Africa. The criticism was so loud that the WICB felt they had to publicly censure Dillon and Ramnarine for their role in 'time-wasting' tactics.

    There's very little difference between that incident and this one....

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    Of course it was gamesmanship, but it wasted about like 60 seconds so it was hardly a big deal. As if they were going to get out to Marcus North in the next over anyway?!

    And it's always strange to hear Ponting going on about 'the spirit of cricket'. Just heard him on the radio saying that 'England can play however they want, but we will play within the laws and the spirit of cricket'. Hilarious given his charging at the umpire appealling yesterday and Siddle's effing and blinding.

    Not that I mind either the time-wasting or Ponting's hilarious appealling. Or Siddle either, he's actually quite good fun. Just Ponting's preaching at us that gets a bit annoying.

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    When Dillon and Ramnarine did it against South Africa in 2001, they were hauled before the match referee. Thankfully, they were acquitted, but the English press had a field day, accusing the WI of time-wasting tactics....

    West Indies waste time to save game - Cricket, Sport - The Independent

    I see very little difference between what happened in the Caribbean in 2001 and what happened in Cardiff yesterday evening.

    But there is a big difference in today's Indy headlines!

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    Poll on ninemsn.com.au...

    Were the English poor sports in the first Ashes Test?
    Yes - 40660 votes
    No - 13342 votes

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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    Of course it was gamesmanship, but it wasted about like 60 seconds so it was hardly a big deal. As if they were going to get out to Marcus North in the next over anyway?!

    And it's always strange to hear Ponting going on about 'the spirit of cricket'. Just heard him on the radio saying that 'England can play however they want, but we will play within the laws and the spirit of cricket'. Hilarious given his charging at the umpire appealling yesterday and Siddle's effing and blinding.

    Not that I mind either the time-wasting or Ponting's hilarious appealling. Or Siddle either, he's actually quite good fun. Just Ponting's preaching at us that gets a bit annoying.
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    Agree also with pasag that it's time to move on already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfdu_ben91 View Post
    Poll on ninemsn.com.au...

    Were the English poor sports in the first Ashes Test?
    Yes - 40660 votes
    No - 13342 votes
    The thing is, if you had taken the results of the same poll from an English website, the results would be reversed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfdu_ben91 View Post
    Poll on ninemsn.com.au...

    Were the English poor sports in the first Ashes Test?
    Yes - 40660 votes
    No - 13342 votes
    Just fancy that - voters in an Australian online poll take a cheap shot at the Poms. Whatever next?

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