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I heard it too. He said something like good luck to the Pakis and the Aussies. Hopefully nothing too much will be made of it but if it was some middle-aged white guy making the same comment there would be a flood of complaints on all the usual social media feeds and he would likely be sacked.
Not so long ago it was part of our vernacular without a hint of controversy.

Openers' gift the one bright spot for struggling Pakis
 
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tigertim

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Yet again the umpires don’t seem to be watching for front foot no balls. Tv replays show Shah bowling 2 uncalled no balls. Seems the umpires are only asking for replays of no balls when a wicket is taken.
 

tigertim

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Yet again the umpires don’t seem to be watching for front foot no balls. Tv replays show Shah bowling 2 uncalled no balls. Seems the umpires are only asking for replays of no balls when a wicket is taken.
Well it’s amateur hour in the cricket. The 16yr old Pakistani bowler bowled 2 consecutive no balls that went uncalled by the umpire then on the 3rd one he got Warner out only to find out he’d bowled a 3rd consecutive no ball. It’s quiet pathetic, what are these umpires there for?
 
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Well it’s amateur hour in the cricket. The 16yr old Pakistani bowler bowled 2 consecutive no balls that went uncalled by the umpire then on the 3rd one he got Warner out only to find out he’d bowled a 3rd consecutive no ball. It’s quiet pathetic, what are these umpires there for?
Umpires appear to have been operating to a loose directive to focus on bat & ball decisions for some time, and it's probably something that's best left to the side-on cameras. Yeah the batsmen is deprived of his limited opportunity for a "free swing", but they could penalise a no-ball with two runs to compensate.

Obviously can only be employed at the top level with cameras present. Perhaps possible too for the bowling side to game the system by having a fielder walk in front of the camera while the bowler deliberately oversteps.
 

tigertim

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Umpires appear to have been operating to a loose directive to focus on bat & ball decisions for some time, and it's probably something that's best left to the side-on cameras. Yeah the batsmen is deprived of his limited opportunity for a "free swing", but they could penalise a no-ball with two runs to compensate.

Obviously can only be employed at the top level with cameras present. Perhaps possible too for the bowling side to game the system by having a fielder walk in front of the camera while the bowler deliberately oversteps.
Well it’s a pretty stupid directive. We’ve seen 4 uncalled no balls (with god knows how many others that they haven’t replayed) costing Australia 4 runs plus any runs that may have come from the re-bowled balls.
 
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Well it’s a pretty stupid directive. We’ve seen 4 uncalled no balls (with god knows how many others that they haven’t replayed) costing Australia 4 runs plus any runs that may have come from the re-bowled balls.
Craddock wrote about it only yesterday.
The time has come for cricket to move out of the stone age and get with the technological times in its detection of no-balls.

In tennis a sensor tells us whether a serve is in or out and its findings are beyond question.

In soccer similar systems are used to tell us definitively whether a ball has gone over the goal line.

Yet in cricket no-balls are “sort of’’ judged by umpires who sometimes look down at their feet and sometimes don’t.

Then they are corrected later on suspicion … sometimes.

It’s the sloppiest part of the game.
 
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TigerForce

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Memo to Warner: Please don't do that silly leap when you hit the century.
 
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Well it’s a pretty stupid directive. We’ve seen 4 uncalled no balls (with god knows how many others that they haven’t replayed) costing Australia 4 runs plus any runs that may have come from the re-bowled balls.
21 uncalled no balls - so far!
 

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Pakistan doing well to ensure Smith isn't a factor in this test
 
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TigerMasochist

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So they've just highlighted there's been 21 uncalled no balls! Outrageous.
Maybe Razor Ray could get a job as a cricket umpire, he usually sees everything n even **** that isn't really there. Bloody cricket umpires, nothing more than glorified hat racks n sunnies holders these days. Technology covers everything else way more competently.
 

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India 4/289 "chasing" Bangladesh's 106.
Sheesh. I may be swimming against the tide here but I think the World Test Championship was a dumb idea.
It compels the sport to play series which are massive mismatches, and I don't think it adds anything to Test cricket.
India v Bangladesh in India is nonsense.
I'm not against the sport elevating the likes of Afghanistan and Ireland to Test status, but they need to be clever about who plays who and where.
Bangladesh have beaten Australia in a Test so they are not that bad but it was in Bangladesh.
38 years as a Test playing nation and Sri Lanka still has never beaten Australia in Australia.
 
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Craddock wrote about it only yesterday.
I have long wondered why a system similar to tennis couldn't be employed to determine a no ball in Cricket. Even better just go back to the rear foot no ball umpires had time to see where the foot landed then look up to see the delivery or call the no ball in time for the batsman to realise and take a swing.
 
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Even better just go back to the rear foot no ball umpires had time to see where the foot landed then look up to see the delivery or call the no ball in time for the batsman to realise and take a swing.
Probably works against limited overs formats where the main focus is big hitting. The batsman's reaction time against a quick would be reduced by 7-8% on average.
 

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Probably works against limited overs formats where the main focus is big hitting. The batsman's reaction time against a quick would be reduced by 7-8% on average.
Wouldn't it be the other way round? Bowler plants the rear foot behind the stumps line n then rotates onto his front foot to release the ball. If you've got to wait until the front foot is planted and the bowler is through his delivery arc then there'd be way less time for the batter to react.
 
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Wouldn't it be the other way round? Bowler plants the rear foot behind the stumps line n then rotates onto his front foot to release the ball. If you've got to wait until the front foot is planted and the bowler is through his delivery arc then there'd be way less time for the batter to react.
Ah, I was talking generally, not about warning time for no-balls. The bowler is ~1.5m further down the wicket when releasing the ball. I imagine that difference would be significant when bowling at extreme speeds.

Edit: Never mind my nonsense. Was thinking under the old rule that the back foot only had to be behind the popping crease, not the crease that the stumps are situated on.
 
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tigerman

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Kiwi all rounder Santner has had a day out, got his maiden test century and then took 3 wickets to have the Poms 3/53, needing another 200 odd runs to make the Kiwis bat again.
 

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Due to the poms gettin rolled early by the kiwis, Fox are showing highlights from the final test of my all-time favourite Dennis Lillee and G.Chappell. 1984 at the SCG.

Funny the things we forget.... rope about a metre in from the fence and kids jumping over to field the ball.... these days they'd be gang tackled by a dozen goons, locked up, fined 10k and banned for life!
Not sure the world is a better place for all of that!
Geez Greg Chappell was beautiful to watch in full flight!
 
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