Posts Tagged ‘ICC’

I don’t think I have to tell you too much about the incident, so check it out. The commentary sounds like someone speaking into a tin-can, but it’s the best video that I could find on YouTube.

Though Benn’s been charged with a Level 2 offense (possibly a 1 match ban), I think it’s grossly unfair.

You’ll notice that it was Haddin who unnecessarily started things. It was a collision between Johnson and Benn and even Benn wasn’t perturbed by it. However, Haddin decided to be a smart-ass about it.

Also, you’ll notice that Johnson’s the one who pushes Benn away. Since he initiated physical contact, I suppose that he’s the one who should be slapped with the Level 2 offence rather than Benn.

Haddin and Johnson have been slapped with a Level 1 offence, which is lower than a Level 2 one.

I’m not crying ‘racism’ here, but it just shows how stupid the ICC and their employees are.

To emphasise my point about their stupidity, look at their decision to have a World T20 cup just 11 months after the one in England? Any similarities?

Edit:Got a better quality video up, thanks to Sujan Rao, who posted it in the comments in one of the posts on BCC!.

Ricky shoving Bravo should have definitely copped a Level 1 fine, at the very least. Just saw it on the above video. He sure acted like a prat. On the other hand, Dwayne Bravo should’ve had a word with him, rather than just leaving it alone. I know, cricket’s supposed to be a gentleman’s game but, frankly, with Ponting, it really doesn’t look like it. 😦

ICC leaves more questions than answers….

Posted: October 19, 2009 in Uncategorized
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Here is an interview with James Fitzgerald on various issues related to doping and the WADA ‘Whereabouts’ clause. It was collected by RajaB of BCC!, so all credit goes to him.

What is interesting about this interview (seems more like a chat) is that Fitzgerald, part of the Media & Communications wing of the ICC, doesn’t seem to want to actually provide proper answers, rather, just one-liners. He seems very reluctant to comment on a variety of issues, such as whether Mohammad Asif’s entry to UAE for the ODI series against NZ will be guaranteed by the ICC, or as to whether they are going to form their own anti-doping body.

Most of those answers seems diplomatically hostile, which really doesn’t help anything. I just hope that they’d be more open and just answer the damn questions than just mumbling some gibberish which no-one can translate!

Sorry for not posting in a long time, been preocuppied with a lot of matters, and finally found the time to start posting for the year! 🙂

Now, to the topic….

WHOPEEEEEEE……………….

Finally, after such a long time, the ICC is doing something useful! After nearly 100 years of pointless existence, during which they have done nothing but given official approval to the fixtures played between nations.

Basically, here’s the rundown on what’s been happening. The ICC plan to hold their annual meeting in Australia, where Mugabe and his cronies, including Peter “I’m such a troublesome fuck” Chingoka are banned. The ICC president, David Morgan, has been lobbying the Aussie Foreign Ministries and all those guys to let Chingoka in.

However, now that I realise it, the ICC actually haven’t done anything at all!

Reason is, Chingoka still hasn’t submitted an application for a visa. He says that he wants a guarantee that his visa will be approved before he applies for a visa. So, in a nutshell, since this idiot hasn’t applied for a visa, no-one can really do anything!

Frankly, I’ve seen really heartless politicians here in SL, but the ones in Zimbabwe must top it all! To see the way they suffer (they actually eat out of garbage, just like what you’d expects dogs and cats to do) is just simply heartbreaking.

It becomes more painful to see when you know the fact that Zimbabwe was, once ago, one of the most prosperous economies in the continent!

Just hope that the ICC can do one useful thing and bar Zimbabwe from international cricket and stop funding till Mugabe is in power!

PS – Look at the bastard in the pic…looks like he was born to 2 orangutans!