Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Cricket: Turning a new leaf

Finally, I am glad that those who run cricket have shown some spunk in announcing the experimental implementation of refarrals. A batting team can now ask for 3 decisions to be reviewed by 3rd TV umpire if it disagrees with the on-field umpires.
It is such a joy and relief to stand vindicated.

Despite a promising start, here are a couple of things I want to happen as we go ahead:
1) Why only the batting side, even bowling side should be allowed for referrals in the matches
2) Why only 3 decisions, should be as many as required.

I am sure that going forward these improvements will be imlemented, and rightly so.

Seeing the brighter sides of international cricket in this post, here are 2 more:
1) I am glad that KP's stance is allowed by MCC.
2) Windies showed amazing spunk in fighting the Aussies and Chanderpaul has been superb!
:-)

4 comments:

abhijit said...

Hi Ranjeet,
Plz write about Mendes mania:-)

I don't think he would trouble us for ever. Once our players are able to read his deliveries, he won't look that dangerous.

I think our heroes took him very lightly, and he took us very seriously:-)

One of my cricket-buff friends is writing a post on this subject. Will forward the same to you soon.

Keep blogging...

Ranjeet said...

Hi Abhjit,

I think Mendis is good. In fact he was extremely effective on the spinning track where our Kumble-Bhajji were total failures. He continues to impresss me and I think he definitely is an asset. Along with Murali, he is a bigger threat to batsmen world over, especially on spining tracks!
Cheers,
Ranjeet

abhijit said...

Ranjeet, i think even bowlers have an advantage of referrals.

Ranjeet said...

Yes Abhijit, you are right!