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    ICC slaps suspension on World Cup Final officials

    http://www.cricketweb.net/article.ph...ewsIDAuto=4080

    Don't know if there's a thread on this or whether it should be put in the Twenty20 WC forum but mods can move it if it is.

    Bit of the blue for me to read this, it seems that the ICC decided that now was the time to grow a backbone and with one sweep they've suspended their 4 best umpires IMO.
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    Yeah, seems a bit random to me, if they were going to suspend them why have they waited until now? And, as you said, they were their best umpires.
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    Fair punishment IMO.

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    Unnecessary finger pointing iyam. I think everyone (apart from the ICC) had forgiven them anyway
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    While I agree that the punishment coming this late seems odd, but regardless, some action needed to be taken. You had 5 highly respected officials officiating the final of Cricket's biggest event. You would expect that between them they would know the proper rules. I realize everyone is capable of making mistakes and that's why this is just a 2 week punishment. They'll be back, hopefully better than ever!

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    The thing that probably annoyed me the most was this bit:

    "But the reality is that the playing control team made a serious and fundamental error that caused the final of our flagship event to end in disarray and confusion."

    The flagship event was fouled up by your money-grabbing, fixture-cramming antics thank you very much Mr Speed.

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    The word scapegoat comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    The word scapegoat comes to mind.
    Yeah. A case of 'oh look, we stuffed the entire tournament up from top to bottom, let's just blame the select few who stuffed up the final'.

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    Haha, WTF?

    Agree with pretty much everything posted in this thread - really odd to wait this long, smacks of making-a-scapegoat, fair enough it was poor and some reprimand was needed, but they've just knocked-out their best Umpires.

    Ah well... if it means the Twenty20 WC is more **** this way it's all good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Ah well... if it means the Twenty20 WC is more **** this way it's all good.
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    Did the smiley seriously not convey the obvious sarcasm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Did the smiley seriously not convey the obvious sarcasm?
    Why would you be being sarcastic when you've made it quite clear you're not a big fan of 20/20?

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    That's precisely why it was sarcasm. Otherwise it'd not have even made sense to say.

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