Cricket madness

By Danny Caro
July 24, 2008

What is the world of cricket coming to when a batsman can appeal against an umpiring decision?

The English have always been great advocates of fair play but Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan created history today when he had a decision overturned by the third umpire.

 I believe that goalline technology should be introduced in football and hawkeye is a great concept for commentators and spectators in cricket but an appeal by the fielding team should only be decided by the umpire in my book.

I realise the stakes are getting higher in cricket, with the millions involved in Twenty20, but if bowlers and batsmen can start appealing willy-nilly then over rates would get affected and I believe that the game would take two steps back.

Some things should just be left to the human eye and the words trust and respect need to return to the gentleman's game.


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