Dubious umpiring decisions

News Flash – India suspend Australia tour pending appeal!

Posted on January 7, 2008. Filed under: Cricket, Dubious umpiring decisions, Sydney Test 2008 |

A very bold decision has been taken by BCCI in suspending the Indian Cricket Team tour of Australia pending appeal on Harbhajan’s ban for 3 tests on account of racial abuse. You can read the news flash here.

I think the BCCI has done a right thing after the acrimonious second test in Sydney. The test was marred by dubious umpiring decisions, Australians unsportmanship behaviour in number of instances, Ricky Ponting’s outburst in the post-match press conference and finally the racial abuse accusation against Harbhajan. Kumble was forthright in mentioning that only one team (India) played the test in true spirit. Very rightly said!!

Australians introduced the concept of sledging on the field and defended it saying that they play the game the hard way. But yesterday, Australians have gone to the match referee crying foul of the purported remarks made by Harbhajan against Andrew Symmonds. I heard somebody telling me yesterday that Australians were never challenged in the past on their sledging remarks and now when they are challenged they have been completely exposed of their inability to face it. You cant keep winning all the time. World is round and not flat!!

This link will show you all the goof-ups made in the thrid test by the umpires.

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