Friday, February 10, 2006

that's not cricket

If there's anything that's "not sporting," it's whining about the officiating or making other excuses, as Inzamam ul Haq ably demonstrated following the first ODI in the latest India-Pakistan series. But his stupid remarks -- why it's "not sporting" to try to win by enforcing the rules, however obscure, I'll never understand -- have already paid off. In the second ODI, India flinched from appealing for an out when Pakistan got in the way of the fielder and kicked the ball away. It might have gone either way, but the umpire should have made the decision, not a bunch of guys afraid that enforcing the rules is "just not cricket."

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