Now, it seems that the likely deadlock of
Now, the recent news is that ICC has sacked Steve Bucknor from umpiring the next test scheduled to be held in
Well, I have something to say in this regard. ICC is the governing body of world cricket. They have some rules and laws written on the paper, which are followed by the cricket playing nations throughout the world. They have players’ code of conduct and some other laws needed to govern different aspects related to cricket. Now, my question is that does ICC have any law or regulation by which it can sack an umpire from a pre-appointed test match? If ICC thinks that the performance of Steve Bucknor is not up to the mark then he should be sacked form ICC’s job; not just for one match because no other team will afford to suffer from wrong decisions. Then, what was the base of his being sacked from the
It is, for sure, Mr. Steve Bucknor had given some wrong decisions which went against
Actually, I believe that umpires are also human being and they may go though a bad time as the players go though a ‘bad patch’ sometimes. Well, you may argue that off-form players are dropped from the team. Yes, it is true and ICC may follow it for the umpires, but what is more important is that ICC should treat every team similarly. Technology should be used more in umpiring.
ICC can allow batsmen to appeal against a decision made by the umpire right on the field and then umpires can send the appeal to the third umpire, who will give the final verdict with the help of technology. However, it should not be applicable for LBW out. Thus, the result of the match will not be affected and there will have limited number of disputes in the matches.
The Age reported:
can't afford to make an enemy of Pawar, whose board controls around 70% of cricket's global revenue. Australia
If he isn't already the most powerful man in cricket, he certainly will be when he assumes chairmanship of the ICC in 2011.
It is now
's turn to compromise. India
It is preposterous to believe that
would cough up to a nation that it believes has insulted its honour. India
The ICC's rules would no longer be worth the paper they are written on and world cricket would split apart, almost certainly along colour lines.
Much more than personal honour hangs on whether a certain off-spinner used the word "monkey" to an opposing player.
This would not be fair to conclude that Harbhajan Singh is involved in racial abuse until the final verdict comes from ICC. The off spinner was never accused of racial abuse in the past. I believe that cricket is a Gentlemen’s game and a gentleman does not need to be involved in sledging or verbal abuse in order to prove his gentlemanliness. I hope that verbal abuse and sledging will disappear from cricket.