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ant-mac

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Australian Cricketers Admit To Ball Tampering


Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft has admitted to ball tampering against South Africa in the third test match held in Cape Town. During the cricket match, television footage showed Bancroft take sticky tape out of his trouser pocket before rubbing it on the ball. On discovering that footage of the incident had been broadcast, Bancroft put the tape down the front of his trousers, before he was spoken to by the on-field umpires.

Speaking after the event Bancroft admitted that once he was sighted on the big screens, he panicked quite a lot. At a later press conference, Australian Cricket Team captain, Steve Smith, admitted that the plan to tamper with the ball was concocted by the leadership group within the Australian Cricket Team.

Personally, I believe that those members in the leadership group of the Australian Cricket Team who conspired to cheat should be immediately dismissed. They should all be given a lifetime ban and stripped of all awards and trophies they may have received throughout their cricket careers.

Furthermore, the current Australian tour of South Africa should be immediately halted. The Australians should immediately return home and the South Africans should be awarded overall victory for all cricket matches that were to be played in all categories of cricket during the tour. And if anyone has a problem with that, you know who to blame for it...

Those cheating bastards in the Australian Cricket Team who've ruined Australia's international sporting reputation and brought the game of cricket into disrepute. Fucking scum.
 
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Gavin

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Those cheating bastards in the Australian Cricket Team who've ruined Australia's international sporting reputation and brought the game of cricket into disrepute. Fucking scum.
I don't know. Our reputation as a nation of sledgers isn't exactly the reputation we like to believe we have.

Also given the hysteria about this incident (although I agree with the sanctions imposed) I'd like to know where all the outrage is around our footballers who beat their girlfriends or wives, or commit rapes. They don't seem to get anywhere near the attention (or the penalties) that these three have.
 

ant-mac

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I don't know. Our reputation as a nation of sledgers isn't exactly the reputation we like to believe we have.
That's certainly true.

While a little good-spirited ribbing between friendly teams can enhance a cricket match, the apparent style of sledging employed by the Aussies is far from acceptable. To paraphrase a certain saying: "It's not cricket."
Also given the hysteria about this incident (although I agree with the sanctions imposed) I'd like to know where all the outrage is around our footballers who beat their girlfriends or wives, or commit rapes. They don't seem to get anywhere near the attention (or the penalties) that these three have.
I think they got off far too lightly. I'm sick to fucking death of people who make excuses for bad-sports and cheaters. It's long past time when new standards were introduced into cricket - and sports in general. A few high profile athletes should be made an example of, just to make sure the message gets through to the slow learners.

As for the other sports you mentioned, I'm not really familiar with them. However, if an individual commits a crime, they should be prosecuted and punished for it. People should be held responsible for their actions.
 

michaellevenson

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This is a devilish wind up perpetrated by Johnathan Agnew on fellow commentator and cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott.
A quick summary for those not familiar with cricket.
Boycott one of the few players ever to score one hundred hundreds in first class games, internationals or club matches.
First class means sanctioned by the governing body , and given proper recognition as an official game.
During the Apartheid era of South Africa, SA were banned from international cricket, but Geoffrey Boycott was part of an England team against the Rest Of The World team that played five matches in England and included banned SA players.
These matches were unofficial internationals ( test matches), but were still counted as first class official games. Boycott scored a hundred runs in one of the matches, contributing to his overall " hundred hundreds"
Now apparently a press release from the ICC , the governing body has downgraded these matches to non first class status, meaning all records are scrapped, and any runs scored don't count towards individual player records. So Boycott 's famous 100th Hundred scored at his home ground in Leeds, which is commemorated was now his 99th!. That's the background, here's the wind up.
 
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chainsaw_metal1

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I am fascinated by the game (admittedly, mostly due to being a fan of the Fifth Doctor), and have attempted to watch videos about it online. The actual fundamentals elude me, but I think if I had the chance to watch a live match I would fully enjoy it.
 

ant-mac

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I am fascinated by the game (admittedly, mostly due to being a fan of the Fifth Doctor), and have attempted to watch videos about it online. The actual fundamentals elude me, but I think if I had the chance to watch a live match I would fully enjoy it.
There's nothing to it, mate.

In no time at all, you'll know all about leg breaks, googlies, topspinners, f[URL='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flipper_(cricket)']lippers, s[URL='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slider_(cricket)']liders, f[URL='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrom_ball']licker balls,[/URL] off[/URL] breaks,[/URL] doosras, teesras, bouncers, inswingers, outswingers, beamers and so forth. You'll also be able to tell the difference between silly point, silly mid-off and silly mid-on, not to mention short third man, fly slip, slips, leg slip, leg gully, square leg, backward square leg, fine leg, mid on, mid off and cow corner - just to name a few of the fielding positions.

And you'll be able to identify the twelfth man when you see him too! :emoji_wink:

Of course, the highlight of any cricket match is the sledging. A good example of this was when a chubby Indian player once came out to bat. An Australian player asked him why he was so fat, to which he immediately replied: "Because every time I fuck your wife she gives me a biscuit." Obviously, this was met with appreciation and approval by all present.
 

chainsaw_metal1

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There's nothing to it, mate.
Oh, fantastic. I was worried that...
In no time at all, you'll know all about leg breaks, googlies, topspinners, flippers, sliders, flicker balls, off breaks, doosras, teesras, bouncers, inswingers, outswingers, beamers and so forth. You'll also be able to tell the difference between silly point, silly mid-off and silly mid-on, not to mention short third man, fly slip, slips, leg slip, leg gully, square leg, backward square leg, fine leg, mid on, mid off and cow corner - just to name a few of the fielding positions.
Heh-heh...erm, yeah...

My head's already full of useless knowledge about comic books and horror movies. This may take a while. :emoji_grin:
 

michaellevenson

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Cricket World Cup starts today, May 30, here is the schedule. One round robin group of ten teams, which I think sucks. What's wrong with having more teams, perhaps 4 groups of 4? Anyway sure England will win the whole thing!
 

ant-mac

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Cricket World Cup starts today, May 30, here is the schedule. One round robin group of ten teams, which I think sucks. What's wrong with having more teams, perhaps 4 groups of 4? Anyway sure England will win the whole thing!
Best of luck to you.

Australia has let those cheating pieces of shit back in their side, so I hope those scum-sucking bastards lose in the first round.
 
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