07 January 2008

Shame on Australia!

I didn't watch the Sydney test match – which was good for my blood pressure. What unfolded over 5 days was not a cricket match but a farce. Both the umpires and the Australian players set new standards of integrity and sportsmanship. The final insult was the three-match ban on Bhajji, for a 'racist' slur that nobody heard.

Australians have proved once again that they are descendants of criminals.

4 comments:

Savitha said...

NEW Rules in ICC - For the SPIRIT of CRICKET not to be spoiled...


(1) Ricky Ponting – (THE TRULY GENUINE CRICKETER OF THE CRICKET ERA AND
WHOSE INTEGRITY SHOULD NOT BE DOUBTED) should be considered as the FOURTH
UMPIRE. As per the new rules, FOURTH UMPIRE decision is final and will over
ride any decisions taken by any other umpires. ON-FIELD umpires can seek the
assistance of RICKY PONTING even if he is not on the field. This rule is to be
made, so that every team should understand the importance of the FOURTH UMPIRE
.

(2) While AUSTRALIAN TEAM is bowling, If the ball flies anywhere close to
the AUSTRALIAN FIELDER(WITHIN 5 metre distance), the batsman is to be
considered OUT irrelevant of whether the catch was taken cleanly or grassed.
Any decision for further clarification should be seeked from the FOURTH UMPIRE
. This is made to ensure that the cricket is played with SPORTIVE SPIRIT by
all the teams.

(3) While BATTING, AUSTRALIAN players will wait for the ON-FIELD UMPIRE
decisions only (even if the catch goes to the FIFTH SLIP as the ball might not
have touched the bat). Each AUSTRALIAN batsman has to be out FOUR TIMES
(minimum) before he can return to the pavilion. In case of THE CRICKETER WITH
INTEGRITY, this can be higher.

(4) UMPIRES should consider a huge bonus if an AUSTRALIAN player scores a
century. Any wrong decisions can be ignored as they will be paid huge bonus
and will receive the backing of the AUSTRALIAN team and board.

(5) All AUSTRALIAN players are eligible to keep commenting about all players
on the field and the OPPONENT TEAM should never comment as they will be
spoiling the spirit of the AUSTRALIAN team. Any comments made in any other
language are to be considered as RACIALISM only.

(6) MATCH REFREE decisions will be taken purely on the AUSTRALIAN TEAM
advices only. Player views from the other teams decisions will not be
considered for hearing. MATCH REFREES are to be given huge bonus if this rule
is implemented.

(7) NO VISITING TEAM should plan to win in AUSTRALIA. This is to ensure that
the sportive spirit of CRICKET is maintained.

(8) THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE: If any bowler gets RICKY PONTING - “THE
UNDISPUTED CRICKETER WITH INTEGTIRY IN THE GAME OF CRICKET” more than twice in
a series, he will be banned for the REST OF THE SERIES. This is to ensure that
the best batsman/Captain will be played to break records and create history in
the game of CRICKET.

These rules will clarify better to the all the teams VISITING AUSTRALIA AND
WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.

Psomax said...

LOL! The Oz players think cheating is the same as aggression. Somebody should give them a dictionary...

guyfromblore said...

We love to dwell on the past don't we :-) If only all of our ancestor's accomplishments had a bearing on how we are today, we wouldn't have the rampant corruption and the other nonsense we see today.

Bringing up the Aussie's ancestors' criminal background is an unnecessary and desperate distraction.

Psomax said...

True, today matters more than yesterday :-) And the majority of the Australians (public, media, ex-players) have been critical of Ponting and his men.