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    Being a selector is a bad bad job, no matter how honestly you do ur job you are always criticised for ignoring so and so cricketer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    I wouldn't mind being payed to watch cricket, getting one of the best views in the house and pushing a sightscreen up and down at the request of one of my heroes...
    It's really, really annoying. You have to keep on opening and closing the sightscreen and you have to cover it totally when the batsman is batting facing it- especially Sachin. And you have to honour the sponsors by keeping it totally open! A lot of manual labour!
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    Ah come on Arjun, nothing in life is easy and I wouldn't mind being out in fresh air and doing work by moving the sight screen, I would rather work outdoors and get to move around then being chained behind a desk in the 3rd umpires box.

    I suppose that is a personal choice.
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    Ah come on Arjun, nothing in life is easy and I wouldn't mind being out in fresh air and doing work by moving the sight screen, I would rather work outdoors and get to move around then being chained behind a desk in the 3rd umpires box.
    That job is, these days, redundant. Now you have a mechanically controlled sightscreen, so why keep going up and down the screen to adjust the screen properly? No doubt it gives you the fresh air and activity, which is what I too would want, but if you have to be prompted so often about where to raise or lower the screen, or to keep it covered totally, it can be a lot worse than you think. More rewarding outdoor jobs are those of stewards, the group who lay the covers (that too is not very rewarding, since you have to work a lot more in bad weather than good) but not the security guards (they're not supposed to watch the match, but the crowds).

    The best job would be that of the cameraman, or anyone working for a TV/Radio channel.


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    Security guards would be up there. You could have an awesome game of cricket going on, and you have to look at the fans the whole day. Damn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    Now you have a mechanically controlled sightscreen

    Which is prone to breaking!

    At Old Trafford this summer, on about 3 occasions in one session it failed to move back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Security guards would be up there. You could have an awesome game of cricket going on, and you have to look at the fans the whole day. Damn.
    Depends if the Npower girls are in that section of the fans...

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Depends if the Npower girls are in that section of the fans...
    Pah! broaden your horizons..

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    i think its a good call to let the 3rd ump rule on no balls. gives the umpires out in the middle a better chance to concentrate on things such as lbws etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    I wouldn't mind being payed to watch cricket, getting one of the best views in the house and pushing a sightscreen up and down at the request of one of my heroes...
    I'll second that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by biased indian
    from being one of the easiest job in cricket the job of third umpire has become the worst that some one can have with the start of new inovations by ICC.

    if u r a 3rd umpire u have to watch the monitor which show only a line for 600+ deliveries and call the no ball .i think u will have to require very good concentration to do that job
    Exactly.
    It's ludicrous to expect a human to be doing this - though I still think it's better to have it called by third-Umpire than standing-Umpire.
    You know me, I'd have a Cyclops call - and something to create the free-hit, too.

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    thats what used to happen in cricket max. the next ball became a free hit - so the batter could take advantage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Exactly.
    It's ludicrous to expect a human to be doing this - though I still think it's better to have it called by third-Umpire than standing-Umpire.
    You know me, I'd have a Cyclops call - and something to create the free-hit, too.
    They introduced the 'free-hit' rule in the ING Cup last summer.

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    i like the rule personally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    They introduced the 'free-hit' rule in the ING Cup last summer.
    Seeing as South Park make far more sense than the ICC, I reckon that cricket in general ought to introduce the "Free Hat" rule.

    (I think you need to be a South Park fan to get that one)
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