Sunday, August 29, 2010

Same ol', same ol'

Pakistan. Match-fixing allegations. Bans. Appeals. Overturn.

Add cover-ups, stir.




Blogger Soulberry said...

That's sure to happen. But what will happen to the Indian angle? Now worry is ultmate minmizing of this as part of the game as by and by more names will emerge. As they must with such a convenient thing as 'spot-fixing'.

And how tailor-made is spot-fixing made for umpires? They have clean alibis in human error and stuff like that.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous josef_kaye said...

Cricket is dying, and will die in our lifetimes. That's how I feel today.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

SB: The Indian angle needs to be looked at - hopefully if this turns into a full-fledged criminal investigation, the Indian authorities can be involved and try and clean up on their end as well. Interesting angle about umpires - had never thought of that!

JK: It certainly is a sport that insists on shooting itself in the foot. And whats worse is that it has so much going for it - the most dedicated fans in the world for instance.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous sheher said...

I was looking forward to a good day of cricket. I wasn't expecting a funereal atmoshere. It's a dark day for cricket.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Sheher: A dark day indeed. And to make things worse, it is not clear what can be done to clean things up.

10:26 AM  

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