February 2016

The Pope doesn’t umpire sport

Why in the hell is it that fans get so wrapped up in umpiring decisions? Seemingly, no matter the code, fans tend to believe that umpires and referees should possess Papal like infallibility. For some reason many spectators simply cannot tolerate incorrect umpiring decisions. Why umpires are judged in this light lacks common sense, although […]

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We are going to see more all-rounders in cricket

Shane Watson inked a $1.98m deal last weekend to play in the Indian Premier League in May, making him the highest paid player at this year’s auction. With the Rajasthan Royals suspended this year following a match fixing investigation, Watson will turn out for the Bangalore-based, Royal Challengers. During his stint with the Royals he […]

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Selectors should not be commentators

According to Mark Waugh in one of his commentary stints during the BBL final Usman Khawaja is currently batting better than Brian Lara. It was Khawaja’s sublime man-of-the-match winning and title securing innings of 70 off 57 balls in the BBL finale that had Waugh digging for superlatives – what he came up with was […]

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