Friday, January 11, 2008

Pakistan: Not To Be Outdone

As if the ICC did not have enough on its hands with the Aussies and Indians, Pakistan is asking the ICC to overturn the 2006 forfeit over the ball tampering incident. I mean come on, can't this wait? Is Pakistan feeling that left out of the cricket headlines that they need to bring this up now? I won't argue they have a claim, but the timing is just beyond me.

4 comments:

scorpicity said...

Maybe they are trying to make things difficult for the ICC now... everyone taking a digg at them. I heard apparently the England board was also supporting this. Is that true?

Daniel @ Garanhuns said...

The "pile it on now" theory is not that bad!! In regards to England supporting this, I have not read anything about it, but will keep my eyes open. Thanks for the visit!!

Soulberry said...

We need to get some cricket under our belt first...people can't think straight otherwise.

That said, ICC is very much to blame for the soup they find themselves in...after all, they were driving around the cricket grounds in 1930's vintage umpires while the game has moved on close to the end of the first decade of 21st century.

Daniel @ Garanhuns said...

The ICC needs to move into the 21st century, no doubt. I am not saying to totally take out the human element, but we need to adapt to changing times. I happen to like the "machine", the name escapes me now, but the "sound meter" they use for TV broadcasts, that clearly shows a difference when the ball nicks the pads or the wicket. I watch a lot of football (soccer) and I do not know if it is used elsewhere, but in Brasil, they replay offsides calls with a computer system that can show with very close accuracy if the call was correct or not. There has to be a way to use this for catches, to see if it was caught before it hit the ground. My fear is, if they implement "technology" they will go all wrong about it, and institute a system worse than what is in place now.