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    Langer to face music over 'Hit Wicket' Incident

    Langer to face enquiry

    Charlie Austin in Colombo

    March 26, 2004

    Justin Langer faces a possible reprimand, and/or a fine, after being reported by Steve Bucknor and David Orchard for bringing the game into disrepute under the ICC's Code of Conduct. Langer will attend a disciplinary inquiry on Friday night after the close of play.

    Australia's media manager, Jonathan Rose, told reporters, "Justin Langer has been reported for a breach of code of conduct under level one, clause two, which is conduct that brings the game into disrepute."

    Langer's hearing followed a bizarre incident during the third morning of the final Test against Sri Lanka, when Australia belatedly appealed for a hit-wicket decision against Hashan Tillakaratne. The umpires referred the decision to the third umpire to verify how Tillakaratne's bail was dislodged.

    The television pictures showed that Langer dislodged the bail with his hand while he crossed over the pitch to take up a new fielding position for the right-handed Thilan Samaraweera. Langer insisted that he did not intentionally flick off the bail.

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    For me, if he did this on purpose, and even though I have not seen footage yet, fine him massive amounts of money and ban him for a few dozen matches!
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    I saw it and was wondering what the hell he was doing. It's a disgrace! Just watch the footage, he looks like the sneakiest cheat. Whether it was intentional or not (by God it looks like he meant it) its still ridiculous. No matter what country you are from there's no justifying that.
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    Re: Langer to face music over 'Hit Wicket' Incident

    Originally posted by SquidAU

    For me, if he did this on purpose, and even though I have not seen footage yet, fine him massive amounts of money and ban him for a few dozen matches!
    :!(
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    You appear to have pre-judged the incident. How can you say that he did it on purpose if you haven't seen the footage, for goodness sake? Are you clairvoyant?

    Guilty until proved innocent, I suppose?
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    Actually just one question on the matter before I start judging him. Did Langer deny doing it on purpose, or did he deny knowing he knocked the bails off? Because when the Aussies appealed he would of said something surely?


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    If it transpires that he knocked the bails off on purpose or that he knew he'd knocked the bails off accidentaly when the appeal was made (though this will be difficult to prove if he denies it, as the video evidence is unlikely to be conclusive), then clearly the book needs to be thrown at him.

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    hes been a complete failure with the bat as well throughout this series
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    Re: Re: Langer to face music over 'Hit Wicket' Incident

    Originally posted by luckyeddie
    You appear to have pre-judged the incident. How can you say that he did it on purpose if you haven't seen the footage, for goodness sake? Are you clairvoyant?

    Guilty until proved innocent, I suppose?
    I do believe I said IF he did it on purpose. Besides, he got off anyways.

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    how can you not know when you knock a heavy bail off its solid base (stumps)
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    Re: Re: Re: Langer to face music over 'Hit Wicket' Incident

    Originally posted by SquidAU
    I do believe I said IF he did it on purpose. Besides, he got off anyways.
    You did indeed - and I do apologise for misreading your original meaasge

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    I feel langer is innocent and it was an honest mistake. He should have knowcked it off without realising it. The players know a million cameras are on them when they are on the field and tehy would not be so stupid that they'd do something like this intentionally. Langer is not stupid.

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    so you think dravid is stupid

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    Originally posted by Raj123
    so you think dravid is stupid
    Nah..... just a bit naive

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    exactly. all the cameras in the world cant stop the players from being cheeky

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    Well he has been cleared of this incident.
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    Originally posted by ReallyCrazy
    Langer is not stupid.
    Regardless of whether he cheated or not, I'd take exception to this comment. Next to Marto, he's easily the stupidest member of the Aussie side. And you'd know this if you'd seen his Commonwealth Bank commercial. 8D



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