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Aussie cricketing great Dan Christian says that Australia has a probmem with casual racism. Fucksakes. No racism is casual and the very idea that it can be is the problem. Aussies have form of trying to deflect from this problem. And no, making fun of Indian names is not acceptable. It is not the same as making fun of Aussie names. The Twelfth Man comedy tapes are a case in point, dated as they may be. Dago,wop, Paki... these are simply not acceptable to use in 2021. Aus doesn't get a pass here.

Australia has a Union Jack on their flag and any fool can see that the same sensitivities that apply to BLM apply here. Australia was part of an Empire which conquered and held India by force. This is a legacy which can't be dismissed.
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Indian-Australian cricket fan ejected from SCG heard no racial abuse
By Tom Decent, Chris Barrett and Sarah Keoghan
January 11, 2021 — 8.30pm

An Indian-Australian spectator who was among six people escorted from their seats by police at the SCG on Sunday has defended the men accused of abusing India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, saying he did not hear the group using racial taunts.

Sydney resident Prateik Kelkar attended the fourth day of the Test on Sunday and says he was ejected after trying to explain to police and security that Siraj was not racially abused by a group of men behind him, who are the subject of a police investigation.

India's Rishabh Pant has smacked Nathan Lyon for consecutive sixes on day five of the third Test at the SCG.
Cricket Australia launched an investigation on Sunday after police interviewed the men. There is a separate International Cricket Council probe into allegations from India that Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah were subject to racial abuse on Saturday. Reports in India said the players had been called "brown dog" and "monkey".

Play was stopped on Sunday before tea when Siraj made a complaint to on-field umpires, and police initially asked a group of four men to leave their seats. Vision shows Kelkar shortly afterwards trying to speak to officers before being asked to leave himself just before the tea interval.
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At no point was Kelkar alleged to have said anything but he was left confused as to why he had been told to leave the SCG.

“We got kicked out as well for sticking up for them, for saying that they didn’t say anything,” Kelkar told the Herald. “[Siraj] was pissed off because he got hit for two sixes the previous over. He came to field on the boundary. He was copping it a bit and then they said: ‘Welcome to Sydney, Siraj’. Next thing we knew they were getting kicked out.”

Kelkar explained that he and a friend were asked what happened, but weren’t allowed back in to watch the cricket.

“We were with the cops. They have a holding area in the stadium,” Kelkar said. “They took our statements and ID. We were in separate interview rooms. A person from Cricket Australia spoke to us and said: 'we can’t let you back there'. They didn’t want us talking to the media, so they escorted us out a back exit. They didn’t want us to go out through the front exit.

“Nothing happened to anybody, except getting kicked out. They just said, 'Look, we’re hearing two sides of the story. No one is under arrest or anything of the sort, we just can’t have you come back today'.

“Basically they said if we had tickets for Monday we wouldn’t be able to come back. When they have finished their investigation they’re going to call us up and let us know.”

While Kelkar agreed something racist in nature could have been said elsewhere in the ground or during Saturday's play, he defended the group of men who were marched out on Sunday.

“What I wanted was that both sides of that story be heard,” Kelkar said. “It’s not fair they are getting vilified in the media when I can tell you they have done nothing wrong.

“I am Indian. I have been racially abused before in Australia and I can tell you that it wasn’t [racial abuse]. As you can tell from my accent, if there was something racist going on, I would have heard it and done something about it.

“Maybe he heard it somewhere else, sure, but it just wasn’t from the guys behind us. The problem is he can’t prove what he heard, we can’t prove that he didn't hear it. It’s a shit situation, especially for the guys who got kicked out.”

India have said comments from sections of the crowd were of a racial nature and abuse of players had "been a continual thing at Sydney".


Footage has circulated on social media capturing spectators chanting Siraj's name on Saturday from behind where he was stationed in the field. There were suggestions online that the words "brown dog" could be heard in the clip - an insult Indian sports journalist Boria Majumdar reported was directed towards the fast bowler at the SCG - but the audio is not clear.

Kiran Aithala was seated close behind where Siraj was positioned in the field for much of Saturday's play and said that, while spectators around him directed foul language towards Siraj, he did not hear any racist abuse.

"The group of drunk guys behind was heckling Siraj using foul language ... lots of f-words and c-words," Aithala said. "I myself didn't hear any racial abuse but there was plenty of abusive language used.

"There was a lady with her two young sons in the same row as me to my right and she seemed uncomfortable with the language used as well."

Ranga Kandadai said he was also sitting in the area behind Siraj and "the heckling was consistent and on every ball during which Siraj was anywhere near us".

"The guys behind me were vocal when the Aussies were on the field too but the words were largely amusing and positive," he said. "But when it came to Siraj, the chanting was uglier and had swear words at times. I did not pick up racial abuse from the lot behind me, but offensive language, certainly."

After the Herald reported witnesses saying fans had called Siraj by the name "shiraz" on Sunday, debate on social media questioned whether it amounted to racism.

But former Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane said mocking a name can be racist.

"Ridiculing someone’s name can involve racism, where a name is a marker of ethnicity or difference," Dr Soutphommasane said.

"I’m not surprised that we’re spending days arguing about whether an incident was racist.

"Too often we lapse into denying that racism exists (in Australia), or deflect from incidents that involve racism because for many people it's only really racism if you're spewing hateful epithets, or dealing out racially motivated violence. That makes it difficult for some to understand that racism comes in many forms.

"And it also leaves room for little nuance or empathy...are people suggesting that Siraj has fabricated something here? If you oppose racism, I doubt that you’d choose to die on this hill."
I mean they need to issue an outcome (police/ACB) with this incident. Test is over so they need to get on with it
So far its guilty by here say.
You cant let racism stick if it wasn't a racism. The yobbos needed a touch up no argument there.
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Drunk and abusive is sufficient reason to toss them.

However, Mr Kelkar has a very good action for false arrest against both the NSW Police, and CA.
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Ellafan wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:37 pm Drunk and abusive is sufficient reason to toss them.

However, Mr Kelkar has a very good action for false arrest against both the NSW Police, and CA.
He's lucky he didn't get strip searched.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:40 pm
Ellafan wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:37 pm Drunk and abusive is sufficient reason to toss them.

However, Mr Kelkar has a very good action for false arrest against both the NSW Police, and CA.
He's lucky he didn't get strip searched.
Extra $10k right there.
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Ellafan wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:37 pm Drunk and abusive is sufficient reason to toss them.

However, Mr Kelkar has a very good action for false arrest against both the NSW Police, and CA.
He wasn't drunk nor abusive he merely told the Police he didn't think they were hurling racist taunts.
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grievous wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:50 pm
Ellafan wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:37 pm Drunk and abusive is sufficient reason to toss them.

However, Mr Kelkar has a very good action for false arrest against both the NSW Police, and CA.
He wasn't drunk nor abusive he merely told the Police he didn't think they were hurling racist taunts.
Read again slowly please.
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JamesJames wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:04 pm Aussie cricketing great Dan Christian says that Australia has a probmem with casual racism. Fucksakes. No racism is casual and the very idea that it can be is the problem. Aussies have form of trying to deflect from this problem. And no, making fun of Indian names is not acceptable. It is not the same as making fun of Aussie names. The Twelfth Man comedy tapes are a case in point, dated as they may be. Dago,wop, Paki... these are simply not acceptable to use in 2021. Aus doesn't get a pass here.

Australia has a Union Jack on their flag and any fool can see that the same sensitivities that apply to BLM apply here. Australia was part of an Empire which conquered and held India by force. This is a legacy which can't be dismissed.
WTF?
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JamesJames wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:04 pm Aussie cricketing great Dan Christian says that Australia has a probmem with casual racism. Fucksakes. No racism is casual and the very idea that it can be is the problem. Aussies have form of trying to deflect from this problem. And no, making fun of Indian names is not acceptable. It is not the same as making fun of Aussie names. The Twelfth Man comedy tapes are a case in point, dated as they may be. Dago,wop, Paki... these are simply not acceptable to use in 2021. Aus doesn't get a pass here.

Australia has a Union Jack on their flag and any fool can see that the same sensitivities that apply to BLM apply here. Australia was part of an Empire which conquered and held India by force. This is a legacy which can't be dismissed.
No one is defending racism, casual or otherwise, you hand wringing pillock.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:40 pm
Ellafan wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:37 pm Drunk and abusive is sufficient reason to toss them.

However, Mr Kelkar has a very good action for false arrest against both the NSW Police, and CA.
He's lucky he didn't get strip searched.
He isn't a 13 year old girl. NSW police love strip searching children.
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Thomas wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:02 pm
JamesJames wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:04 pm Aussie cricketing great Dan Christian says that Australia has a probmem with casual racism. Fucksakes. No racism is casual and the very idea that it can be is the problem. Aussies have form of trying to deflect from this problem. And no, making fun of Indian names is not acceptable. It is not the same as making fun of Aussie names. The Twelfth Man comedy tapes are a case in point, dated as they may be. Dago,wop, Paki... these are simply not acceptable to use in 2021. Aus doesn't get a pass here.

Australia has a Union Jack on their flag and any fool can see that the same sensitivities that apply to BLM apply here. Australia was part of an Empire which conquered and held India by force. This is a legacy which can't be dismissed.
No one is defending racism, casual or otherwise, you hand wringing pillock.
Yeah nah! I see some quite frantic denialism and sidestepping here. Several Indian players have spoken about receiving racist abuse. Are they making it up? You can't just sweep it under the carpet and claim it was just bantz. There is something a bit wrong in Aussie sporting culture. First the Warne hot mike incident, Hogg piles, Timmy's mouth, Smithy's poor sportsmanship. There's a pattern here.
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Anyway... kudos to the Indians for showing some spine, especially with all the injuries, departures and quarantine. :thumbup:

Shiraz is still a whiney bitch. The spectators should sue CA... and they will win easily.

Indian Cricket are looking for an easy out from the Gabba.

JamesJames, I think you are right. Oz is too dismissive of racism because we are very much multicultural. We can always do better and should strive to. BTW I am multicultural, drink wine, beer and spirits... or at least used to and run faster than a fire hydrant.
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I feel a bit sorry for this generation of Australian cricketer, resorting to ever more pathetic behaviour in an attempt to match the results achieved by their more talented predecessors.
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vh5150 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:29 am So Paine finally shows his true colours and continues the long tail of dick head Aussie Skippers. When was the last non rock head Aussie Skipper ... Benaud in the 60’s ... or Border in the mid 80s early 90s
Here's a summary of their total mask slippage yesterday
https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/55615318
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Thomas wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:03 pm
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:40 pm
Ellafan wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:37 pm Drunk and abusive is sufficient reason to toss them.

However, Mr Kelkar has a very good action for false arrest against both the NSW Police, and CA.
He's lucky he didn't get strip searched.
He isn't a 13 year old girl. NSW police love strip searching children.
wow
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shanky wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:52 pm wow
Thomas is right though, isn't he? Rightly or wrongly the NSW police have a nation-wide reputation for loving to strip-search minors. They seem to enjoy it, they do it for fun. Absolute sick f**ks.
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Armchair_Superstar wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:15 pm I feel a bit sorry for this generation of Australian cricketer, resorting to ever more pathetic behaviour in an attempt to match the results achieved by their more talented predecessors.
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shanky wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:52 pm
Thomas wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:03 pm
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:40 pm
Ellafan wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:37 pm Drunk and abusive is sufficient reason to toss them.

However, Mr Kelkar has a very good action for false arrest against both the NSW Police, and CA.
He's lucky he didn't get strip searched.
He isn't a 13 year old girl. NSW police love strip searching children.
wow
The New South Wales police performed strip-searches on more than 100 girls in the last three years, including two 12-year-olds.
From https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... -year-olds
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Is there like some written rule that Aussie cricket teams must have at least a 50% assholes? So weird. Their rugby team is full of top blokes, but man the cricket team really has a history of total bellends.

Also Paine dropped like a thousand catches and is a mediocre bat so he should probably focus more on himself than acting like a total plank. Probably the first time in history that the Australian captain would not make the NZ test team.
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Is Smith going to be investigated over pitch-scruff gate ... or is it all above board?
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Tim Paine has come out today in an interview and apologised for his behaviour towards the Indian players and the umpires. His excuse was that he was in a bad mood. Seems like an exercise in damage limitation to me.
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vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:08 am Is Smith going to be investigated over pitch-scruff gate ... or is it all above board?
What's to investigate? It's not like he was doing pirouettes on the bowlers foot marks.
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vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:08 am Is Smith going to be investigated over pitch-scruff gate ... or is it all above board?
Tim Paine explained that he does that regularly when in the field. He scratches out his own guard and visualises batting.
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Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
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vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
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Slow news day.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
Fine, but even if it's a idiosyncracy of his, maybe he could try and restrain himself from doing it when it's the fourth inning of a test and his side is in the field. Because in that instance it only looks disruptive.
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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:33 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
Fine, but even if it's a idiosyncracy of his, maybe he could try and restrain himself from doing it when it's the fourth inning of a test and his side is in the field. Because in that instance it only looks disruptive.
Perhaps the umpires should police his behaviour?
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Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
As dumbledore explained back at the time of sandpapergate, Smith is a weird cnut, possessed of a sort of manic intensity regarding the game. Nothing sinister or necessarily evil, just a weird cnut.
wamberal wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:29 am Slow news day.
God forbid sports fans should discuss a test match after close of play, eh?
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Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
He'd be the kind of guy who shadow bats during a funeral.

There's a clip of him somewhere, still in his whites, shadow batting to BBL deliveries in his hotel room
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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:33 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
Fine, but even if it's a idiosyncracy of his, maybe he could try and restrain himself from doing it when it's the fourth inning of a test and his side is in the field. Because in that instance it only looks disruptive.
Amazing it hasn't been picked up before
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guy smiley wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:36 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
As dumbledore explained back at the time of sandpapergate, Smith is a weird cnut, possessed of a sort of manic intensity regarding the game. Nothing sinister or necessarily evil, just a weird cnut.

The guy brings about 15 bats and 40 pairs of gloves with him to a test match, perhaps something slightly odd going on there.
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Hard to think that actions like that make Warner look more innocent...

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Aus have a 3 test tour of SA coming up next month - that's looking like a shit tour, who knows what will happen (SA locked it's borders yesterday).
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:45 am
Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:33 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
Fine, but even if it's a idiosyncracy of his, maybe he could try and restrain himself from doing it when it's the fourth inning of a test and his side is in the field. Because in that instance it only looks disruptive.
Amazing it hasn't been picked up before
I remember seeing footage of him taking guard during a drinks break while fielding in the last home series. Commentators were all "There's Smith doing weird shit again..."
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But CA won't comment. Are they ashamed to show support for an autistic kid? About as worthy as the continued sledging culture, etc...
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Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
😂 Seriously ... Paine came out and said that? That’s the worst explanation since “Sorry Sir but the dog ate my homework” 😂
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mabunch78 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:13 am But CA won't comment. Are they ashamed to show support for an autistic kid? About as worthy as the continued sledging culture, etc...
warne and symonds will no doubt be along to do a comedy double act on him soon...
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vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:26 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
😂 Seriously ... Paine came out and said that? That’s the worst explanation since “Sorry Sir but the dog ate my homework” 😂
Yep. I think it's basically impossible to justify a non-bowling fielder walking onto the pitch when the ball is dead during the 4th innings. Very simply, the rules shouldn't allow it. If down to the umpires, they should be enforcing it.
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