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War on 'tampering' : Comments

By Rob Shilkin, published 28/8/2006

Stump by stump, the cricketing freedoms for which we have batted, bowled and fielded for so long, are being knocked over.

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How can we hope to win the war on tampering when Bush doesn't even know the rules? Shall we submit to the international Islamo-tamperers? Has Democracy no future in umpiring?

This article really should have probed deeper into the heart of the challenges facing cricket today.
Posted by Kalin, Monday, 28 August 2006 10:00:04 AM
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Too soon...

;)
Posted by hadz, Monday, 28 August 2006 10:22:11 AM
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A good article. Its a vexed question. Some more here http://weekbyweek7.blogspot.com/2006/08/darrell-hair-pakistan-hairy-chests-all.html#links if interested
Posted by The Examiner, Monday, 28 August 2006 10:45:00 AM
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The lollies should come out of the mouths of the cricketers and the Lolly out of cricket.Are lawyers necessary in a game when cricket played between friends should be fun.
Posted by Vioetbou, Monday, 28 August 2006 10:58:26 AM
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Very clever and very funny and very sobering. Whether it should have been filed under "sport" is debatable, but then it couldn't really go under "humour". This household chose to chuckle.
Posted by chainsmoker, Monday, 28 August 2006 4:08:06 PM
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Of course all this issue really shows is that cricket really needs to adopt post-modernist 'rules', or rather 'non-rules', where fairness can only be defined according to the narrative that has shaped the culture of origin of the players.

That is, if a team says that they don't cheat, according to their defining narrative they indeed do not cheat. If a bowler says that they do not chuck, then their narrative confirms that they do not chuck. After all, its only 15 of difference between chucking and not chucking, maybe the difference should be whatever the bowler thinks it should be?

In fact, why do we even need umpires in the game of cricket? If, as some teams state, they never cheat, then it is not necessary to have anyone to adjudicate, just the individual players to decide whether they have been been fairly bowled or run out, or whether a ball has been fairly bowled.
Posted by Hamlet, Monday, 28 August 2006 8:53:30 PM
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