Still think 40% is light. Just as much as what he said, the look is actually important. The whole point of the spirit of cricket is not only to ensure the umpires on the field are respected, but umpires at junior level, grade level etc. are respected.
You don't want finger pointing and aggressive looks at umpires at junior level from 16 year old brats, just because their hero did it.
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
Burge if you were an umpire when I was playing junior cricket I'd slap you with my cock if you didn't give the batsman out.
Ok. Now I'm kinda freaked out.
He really got off very lightly here.
But kind of expected it.
Last edited by Cevno; 27-12-2010 at 08:33 PM.
From my take of the interview with Ponting this morning. The players saw a replay on the big screen and could see a white spot where the bat clipped the edge of KP's pad, being 100m from the screen, their view was in no way as clear as a third umpire in front of a monitor. Not having seen 5 replays from the armchair, they believed that it was clear evidence of an edge and then questioned the point with umpire Dar.
From here, this is where Ponting and Siddle crossed the line and complained for too long and we all witnessed scenes of what appeared to them intimidating the field umpire both verbally and non-verbally. After the hearing the case for verbal abuse was played down by both field umpires and Ponting apologised. What remained was for him to face penalty for the behavioural breaches, which was dealt with and thankfully, away from the heat of the battle, he accepted fully the umpires decision realising he made an error. Probably scripted by PR managers but also based on the facts of the hearing.
This is what I got from the C9 interview this morning, live it was all speculation, or if they were privy to audio form the stump mikes, the incident was clouded by their own interpretation of what was going on in real time and amongst the general need to talk **** to entertain people.
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Off topic slightly, but as per this opinion piece...Cricket Web - Ashes HQ 2010-2011: Get on with the game please I recall Viv was in the slips, not bat pad. By the time he was finished his tirade, it's understandable someone thought he was at bat pad though
YouTube - Ashes 2010 - Ponting v Umpire (Possible Pietersen Wicket) - it clips the inside edge.
At 1:20 Tubby Taylor says that he missed it. That's just the same coverage I watched yesterday and whilst the original view was that he must have hit it (as mine was, if you read the match thread) once seeing the replays and slo-mos, there's no evidence he hit it - no deviation, no snicko, no hotspot.
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