> > LONDON, Monday - Sri Lanka's cricket team management accused English
> > of sour grapes in its criticism of left-arm fast bowler Ruchira Perera's
> > bowling action which was spotlighted on slow motion television replays
> > several times over and mentioned constantly in radio commentaries.
> So they're adopting the bury the head in the sand technique?
No, they have the ***y guts to stand up to the terrorist western media
vultures who pick & chose targets & victims at will. I would have been very
disappointed if they (or any other board for that matter) did not take a
strong stand against trial by tabloid media who wouldn't have a ***y clue
as to what construes an illegal delivery.
> > Sri Lanka team manager Chandra Schaffter described the replays and
> > comments made in the media as "disappointing and unfair".
> What's unfair about them? If the same action was used by any
> other bowler I'm sure the same sort of scrutiny would have
> been employed at the time.
YOU HAVE TO BE ***Y JOKING ROD!!!!! He he he he........that's funny! Can
you REALLY imagine these goons saying this against McGrath & the Aussie
board standing around with their hands in their pockets looking the other
way? This is where this criticism of SL's stand becomes hypocritical.
> I'll agree with you that he has undergone somewhat a trial by
> media, however, that does not mean that his action doesn't
> require further scrutiny.
In the MEDIA'S opinion.
> All the chucking posts tend to be just one big blur to me, but
> I do have a hint of you suggesting that you would accept the
> decision if the umpire reports or calls a player for chucking.
On their own volition, NOT after having being swayed by the pommy gutter
press. I mean, any fool would have known that these pressure tactics by the
media vultures would have pressured the umpires into doing something that
they probably would not have done if not for this orchestrated tabloid
> They're done that and now you're suggesting they're weak willed
> and pandering to the tabloid press. I'm waiting for the point
> where you suggest that Harper had Venkat subdued while he raced
> to the MR like the cheating Aussie umpire that he is.
If Ruchira was reported WITHOUT the media fuss in a lead up game, I would
have accepted it without a problem. Why the umpires didn't see a problem
only last week but saw one this week is a real mystery to me.
> I've yet to see enough footage to form any sort of opinion. Yet
> the only person I've seen suggest that he had no case to answer
> for is you. Now, my impression of your impartiality goes to the
> extent that if he stood at the bowlers end and shyed at the
> stumps at the batsmens end, you'd still call it a legal delivery.
OK. That is your opinion & you are fully entitled to it. I agree to disagree
> The fact that his action has attracted so much attention would
> tend to suggest that his action *is* suspect and that it *does*
> require further scrutiny before it can be said that the action
> is or isn't legal.
This fully reinforces the gutter media vendetta. Now watch for it happening
to Murali in the very next test he plays. Simpson this morning has already
let the cat out of the bag as to their intentions. Watch this space for
action by the bully boys of cricket that NO ONE here has the guts to ever
question except me.
> Had Perera had absolutely no case to answer for, doubts would be
> cast on the ability of Harper and Venkat to exercise their roles
> without being swayed by unofficial channels. The focus of the
> media on the action may have brought it to the attention of the
> umpires but to suggest that they viewed any footage available to
> them and concluded that his action is legal but they didn't want
> to upset or too weak to contradict the media is a tenuous stance.
> I'm willing to accept that you genuinely believe his action is
> squeaky clean, fact is, most have suspicions. I guess
> rec.sport.cricket better hunker down for arond 1000 posts of
> Perera chucking posts and Larry wheeling out the abuse dictionary
> and dishing it out to people who don't share your opinion.
Nah dude, everybody in entitled to their opinion. Just that I tend to
disagree with most as is my right here or anywhere else. I just show people
how trial by media works and this new wave of tabloid terrorism so that when
it happens to other teams who tour England from now on, they would have
already been warned. Watch out India on your next tour, are least one
bowler, probably more, will attract these pommy comments now that the***
weak umpires have let the tabloid vultures & pig English commentators have a
taste of ***! They will now become insatiable Draculas!! Don't say you
haven't been warned.