Friday, February 13, 2009

Antigua Farce

This business at Antigua is total, utter, nonsense. Sack the match referee and the umpires. It is unbelievable and unconscionable that the problem with runups was not diagnosed before. What a farce. All it would have taken was a short trial by the bowlers with the referees and umpires watching. And cricket continues to shoot itself in the foot. Slumber on, all ye cricket administrators, make your millions, and let the game die. My deepest sympathies with all the fans cheated out of a game by this idiotic display of incompetence by everyone involved: the local ground authorities, the WICB and anyone that dipped their hands into this shit-pile.

More later, when I calm down and can stop spluttering.


Blogger Megha said...

The stadium had waterlogging issues during the WC...and now this..there was a fair bit of media coverage regarding the state of the ground..but is there anyone listening?

11:07 AM  
Blogger Jaunty Quicksand said...

I agree with you completely. For a few days now there have been reports about the problems with the outfield. Why doesn't the concept of a "dress rehearsal" even occur to the idiots in charge of the game? Aargh! What a way to shortchange the followers of the sport.

What is even more appalling is that the announcement about the abandonment of play was not made to the spectators at the ground until at least half hour after it was announced on TV. What nonsense.

2:40 PM  

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