Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Cricket - Down under

To be frank I planned this write this post on Day 5 of the 2nd test match against India vs Australia. But I din find a nice excuse to give here. Still some how I managed to get this across after a serious and hilarious post by my friends.

Its boring to talk about who has done what! Its been blown so beautifully by the media, that a kid says "Pointing don't play a cheating game". Thats reality, even the ICC or BCCI or ACB were able to do something. Whats next now, What will be Bucknor's future? In what state of mind will India play the next series? Can this be avoided in future?

I would say the BCCI has acted foolishly on media pressure. Their first step should have been taken as soon as this issue got raised was to suppress things that were happening. Instead they added fuel to fire, BCCI president commenting on removal of Bucknor. Which I feel was nonsense! So as a controlling body they should intake the pressure and hype surrounding the issue and make the players comfortable in playing the game.

Yes Bucknor did mistakes, but so did Mark Benson. Why is not Benson in limelight? ICC made a clear statement in press for removing Bucknor as "It has taken to reduce the tension in the series." But will technology really help these umpires? May or May not! Since its not foolproof till date. How sure are you that the hawk eye is accurate? Wont the integrity of playing cricket on the field be dethroned by bringing in technology. It would become more robotic and boring.

Now a days its become an interesting park in terms of viewers and commentators to review the wickets to check its genuine. All those best strokes and fantastic bowling lines are not seen upon. Even when we guys played indoor cricket in our house, it was mostly on close catches, bad part of cricket. India as a team would be easily coping things at the international level. Bajji would be only one who might be with less confidence.

So far so good. Perth test is going good. On day 2, Aus are 82/5. Symonds was dropped, will it be costly! Keep your fingers crossed.


Natraj M said...

Benson has not been punished b'cos he is not as consistently wrong as Bucknor and if you turn the pages of history, u will know the answer. hint: 2001 series of India to Australia. For details refer this week's edition of 'The Week'.
And Hayden was not dropped by Sachin it is Symonds.

Vijesh said...

Ok. So you now have a way to say when an umpire can be removed or not.

Natraj M said...

It is there in all professions , then y nor umpiring. Even Lord Krishna pardoned 1000 sins of some guy I forgot the name, the same holds true for batsman,bowler,programmer,tester and any other profession. Then why not cricket?

Sankar said...

You are too lenient towards Bucknor. He is past his prime and should have retired long-back; Like the wise David Shepherd.

At least he should have retired when ICC dropped him from the elite panel.

He is a power-hungry moron like our Indian politicians :)

Vijesh said...

No I'm not lenient towards Bucknor. Instead raising the point why not the other umpire was removed.

Yes the umpires should have a time period to be in Elite panel. After that their ICC chapter gets over. Problem them would be lack of umpires to do the job.

Yes mistakes will be made, but we should have an ICC rule to say the result of a match to be revoked. I think there should be one...

Natraj M said...

Punishment should be directly proportional to the number of mistakes you make..this is all I am saying...Terming the match as un-official by ICC was another option..But India cannot ask for that..Benson goes on to make some more mistakes so should be his fate also.. Simply put mistakes should not be pardoned..