>>May this observer ask a simple question? Do the Aussies travel with their
>>own umpires? If not, how do they manage to win on the road as well?
>>Or have they infiltrated the ranks of umpires from other countries as well?
>>I suppose it must be possible that there have been cases of test umpires who
>>have cheated, but although I can readily admit that umpires have been
>>wrong or sometimes even incompetent, I have never heard of an instance
>>where it can be said that a test umpire cheated. Let's face it ... the
>>Australians have the best ***y team around ... at the moment! Enough
>>with the whining!
> You don't have your umpires on the road but your cheating team is still same
> ol same ol. When you have guys that claim catches after drapin' em hell you
> don't need your umps. your players are doing ***y well in cheating. Now you
> cowards are thinking of withdrawing from the World Cup. Warne boys Dipar is
> fulla' shit now; he is too scared to face the hostile crowds :) If your media
> your masses your cricket board all treat vistors the way they have (shitty
> umpiring agianst india 1991-, Ball tampreing allegations against SL,
> Chucking.. and not to mention the ***y umpiring agian, ball tampreing and
> bribary allegations aginst Pak) then threats to your players shouldn't come as
> any surprise. SL would've won the WSC finals had it not been cheating
> especially in the 1st match.. digesting 2 LBW's. Funny :) how all the
> contrivorsies seem to involve Australia.
> --Keep your flames to yourself.
> Try to reason what I've said and then tell me if any of this is wrong :)
G'day yourself! No flames, but...
As this is the second time since posting the original that I have been
identified as an Australian (there must be a m***somewhere there to do
with making hasty and faulty deductions :-) let me proudly disabuse you of
this notion and assure you that I am as West Indian as a Jamaican can be.
I hold NO brief for Australia, and when the WI are not involved, my full
support is shifted to India. [All this is (and should be) entirely
incidental, but then, this is not a perfect world!] Nevertheless, the
points I am trying to make still hold:
1) International test umpires (including Australian ones) DO make
mistakes, and CAN be (in some cases) incompetent. I do NOT accept that
there is any proof that any test umpire cheats or has cheated.
2) Australia - AT THIS POINT IN TIME - is "the best ***y team" around,
whether playing at home or abroad.
3) Anyone who attributes Australia's winning record to cheating umpires or
cheating players is a "whiner"!
As an afterthought, it strikes me that there is a HELL of a lot more
griping about "cheats" among the members of rsc than there is among the
players. In fact, except for the Malik/Warne *** allegations,(which
were ironically brought BY Australians, not AGAINST them!) can anyone
"document" a case where a player has actually accused another player or
an umpire of cheating? And don't say that it's because they fear official
reprisal ... there haven't been any accusations by retired players who
have nothing to lose!
Again ... quit whining and start supporting whatever country you root for
to whip the pants off the Aussies ... on the cricket field!
"He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly
off in all directions"
- Stephen Leacock