Disputed catches have been a hot top recently - Pietersen the other night and Jones in the test against Bangladesh just 2 instances. Jones in particular attracted a huge amount of vitriol from various sources.
Despite the fact that i have yet to see conclusive evidence that it didn't carry to him, lets say that it didn't carry, lets also say that Jones knew that it didn't carry (also unproven). Then Jones has claimed a catch that he knows didnt carry to him.
What I want people's views on is how this is considered different from when a batsmen gets an edge behind and stands his ground? (a la Atherton vs SA, Clarke the other night). The batsman in most cases will know that he has got an edge - isn't this as much cheating as claiming a catch that has bounced? How come the batsman is just considered 'lucky' and no one calls him a cheat?