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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

PC = Peurile Cricket

The ICC needs Wayne Mapp. From this morning's RLW News it seems one is no longer able to scratch one's arse on camera for fear of losing a chunk of one's match fee. A player has been fined for swearing at God for bringing a second bout of rain. And as for fining the bowler for 'not turning quickly enough to face the umpire,' since when has it been mandatory for the bowler to appeal anyway? When all your mates appeal the umpire is required to give his decision. It is common for a bowler to be so excited that he forgets to actually ask the ump for a decision. Why, Adolf's late father one day when opening the batting for his club appealed for LBW and was given out.

The New Zealand all rounder Scott Styris has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during yesterday's fifth one day international against South Africa at centurion while team-mate Kyle Mills was found not guilty.

Styris was found guilty of verbal abuse or swearing at an umpire's decision, while Mills was found not guilty of the same offence.

The South African coach Mickey Arthur was fined 25 percent of his match fee for swearing at an umpire during the same game when he was unhappy about a second interruption for rain.

The South African fast bowler Charl Langeveldt was also fined 75 percent of his match fee for failing to turn towards the umpire quickly enough when he appealed for the wicket of Hamish Marshall, who was caught behind for three.

Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 11/08/2005 07:03:00 AM