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@315All proffesional sports are questionable in my opinion.Cricket = many issues over the yrsRugby union = bloodgateAthletics = drugs and othersCycling = see aboveFootball= well too many to listGolf maybe only sport that has not had many issues.I really dont know why we bother watching😁
@312Luna im not denying any of the offences that have gone before . I have said repeatedly that the Warner/Smith thing was diffetent for 2 reasons.1 They bullied a new pro into doing the dirty work for them2 the absolute arrogance and stupidity that they or he showed in thinking that in this day an age they would get away with it.Please say you agree with my points that that was awful
It is inevitable they will be booed. The public pressure cooker must be released and the mob must be satiated. But this urge to boo by many spectators will disspate after a few matches. So Smith and Warner will just have to endure a rough reception. I really don't think it is such a big deal. "All the world's a stage". Just play the pantomime villain and pick up your paychecks.
@luna shadow - thought you might like to know- we raised £15.2k at the event you suggested did not exist. And I still think there is too much hypocrisy. All teams have been guilty of questionable behaviour. Warner and Smith are world class who made one mistake. They’ve served their punishment. Let’s move on now.
Dear bbc,Maybe we should close this now and talk about the actual cricket??Worcester/Luna. Over a pint you would probably end up agreeing with each other’s opinion. It’s only the bloody internet that creates these irate feelings.Cricket is littered with cheating, Have we all forgot the match fixing??Maybe we should all abandon the moral high ground and just enjoy the games??
All this booing just ensures that Australia is going to be fully motivated and England would lose 0-5 as opposed to 1-4 or 0-4.Sometimes English fans do not silence is in their own best interest
Commit a crime, serve time for it and your debt to society is paid.They both served their punishment after being caught cheating.Booing them serves no purpose except making them play harder, from their past performances they are both typical stubborn Aussies, booing will not phase these guys.The crime is being caught, I bet most players have tried to cheat at some point in their careers.
Worcester what a deflection, that's pathetic! Broad and Anderson denied it but there is footage and photographs. The thing that was questioned is why the umpries didn't report it. Atherton denied any wrong doing and refused to give a sample of what was in his pockets, spits ok if you deny Worcester? Trescothic and now Monty have admitted to it but English fans never acknowledge it or deflect!
309You dont get that most if the incidents cited on here and in the past can be denied at the time.Having sandpaper in your pocket what are the going to say if caught."Sorry umpire thought the stumps needed a bit of cleaning up"
Luna are you still banging on the same drum give it up mateBorder admitted they lifted the seam and used lip balm etcAnderson and Broad did not admit to it. Not at the time anyway.But like i said to you b4 the sandpaper left no room for denial hence stupid
Anderson cheated himself along with Broad in 2010, Michael Vaughan an dthe majority of English pundits labbeled them cheats. The difference was Broads father many suggested and South Africa refused to report them. He had also been implicated by Monty recently, the comments below are the epitome of hypocrisy!!! One rule for England and sweep their own cheating under the rug with a stiff upper lip.
@291Who needs Warner when youve got Stokes and Hales😁
@306Is vakas joshua in disguise? The comments purely intended as clic bait
In a moment of panic, Smith and Warner admitted to cheating for what was really a harmless prank. Everyone in the stadium and even in the entire cricketing world knew it was harmless, a little juvenile and immature perhaps, but nothing bad in any way. Many people in the know are aware Anderson and Broad have done much worse over the years with full support of Strauss, Vaughn, Root and Morgan.
ECB is planning to use the same rigged coin from the WI match for the rest of games involving EnglandThe old adage "if you cant beat them on the field, then do it with the coin" is back to life and truth.
It was Steve Waugh who talked about ‘mental disintegration’ of opponentsThat wally John Buchanan with his ‘Art of War’ psychological nonsense. Even Warne thought that was garbageMichael Clarke encouraging his bowlers to break arms and target a batsman with mental health issues (Trott)Warner and Smith blubbed because they got caught. Not because they felt guilty about being cheats.
We don't want booing. Silence is better. These are the 'friendly' games and definitely not the 'invisible' games as some are saying.The FRENZY around this WC continues to grow in the UK. I get stopped all the time to talk about the WC by complete randoms, the public are really getting into the tournament. Big hats off to the ICC and ECB for making the most of this opportunity.
Yes Tods, that’s the reason they always give.So how is the comment at 289, backing the beeb, on topic too!?And it does bother me, because by British law I am forced to fund this corporation, or I don’t watch the tv!!I’d rather keep getting removed and have my say.I’d rather lock horns with good Aussie folk like Luna shadow than listen to bbc apologists.I don’t care if fans boo!
299Probably because your comment was off topic and not about Warner/cheating/booing, etc - the subject mater.I wouldn't let it bother you.
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