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> Umpires Have Lost Control
post Jul 21 2009, 11:03 AM
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It is up to the umpires to control the game in all respects. They aren't doing it. They allow teams to waste time. Even though teams are allocated 90 overs a day, they shouldn't be allowed to blatantly waste time. Spectators want to see the game flow and possibly see more than 90 overs in a day. Many years ago you'll find some teams bowled up to 120 overs in a day. All it needs from the umpires is to say, "get on with the game, otherwise you'll be reported," whenever they are dawdling.

Once again we've seen poor umpiring decisions in the most recent test. Umpires should have full access to technology (when they are in doubt) to enable them to make better decisions. The players should have no say in this process. Umpires control the game.

England seemed to have players on and off the field all the time. How many subs did they use? How much time did they spend on the field? This is getting to the ridiculous with a procession of players on and off. Harden up, otherwise get out of the game until you're fit. Umpires have been slack allowing this to go on uncontrolled.

We just need some old fashioned discipline to keep things in order.

This post has been edited by wezwaz: Jul 21 2009, 11:09 AM
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post Jul 22 2009, 09:12 AM
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They can time out a batsman who has 2 mins to get to the wicket....yet fielding Captains can hold team meetings between overs!

Give em 30-60 seconds to get organsied and if they don't apply a 5 run penalty for a 1st offence....10 for a 2nd or subsequent.
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