In this match England was trailing and Pakistan would have won even after the 5-run penalty. But they preferred not to play further and I support that. How could Umpires without any proof penalize a team on another team's appeal? Would the immediate penalizing would have come to the effect if England team was accused?
Even when players from Australia and England were found guilty of ball tampering there cases are called as the 'alleged' incident. It is only players of Indian Subcontinent who get severe punishments. Few years back even Sachin Tendulkar was accused of ball tampering.
As per the ICC's rulebook, Law 5 governing Test-Playing Conditions reads, in relevant part, thus: "The umpires shall retain possession of the match balls throughout the duration of the match when play is not actually taking place. During play umpires shall periodically and irregularly inspect the condition of the ball and shall retain possession of it at the fall of a wicket, a drinks interval, at the end of every over, or any other disruption in play."
Do umpires do that? If they do then did they ever find any of these accused tampering or shining the ball?
More often I see Cricketers from Indian subcontinent are warned for being offensive on the field without much proof. I remember Allan Donald (South African Cricketer) hurling abuses at Rahul Dravid during a match. Allan Donald was not even reprimanded. If it was someone from the subcontinent then he would have been fined and banned (from some matches).
From what I read on Cricket.org, they just changed a ball that looked suspicious without actually charging any one bowler. So where do the 'charges' come from?
They gave a 5-run penalty to Pak team and that's when Pakistan refused to play further. That is not the only case. As I mentioned in my last post this is not the first time.
What about Mike Denness-Tendulkar ball tampering controversy? Tendulkar was handed down a suspended one-match ban and a fine by Denness and later ICC cleared him as they found out that Tendulkar was just remving grass from the ball. Why was Denness so hasty?
Our players are unnecessarily penalized for being aggressive like when Virender Sehwag was fined for excessive appealing but Lara was not even warned for his offensive behavior which disrupted the match for 10-15 mins. This is double standard. More 60-70% revenue is generated by South Asian teams.
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