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The impact of cricket cheating.

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by wamberal, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    I hope I am wrong. But I believe that this example of absolutely egregious and totally stupid cheating by our national cricket team, captained by the (sic) new Bradman, is going to have an adverse impact on all our international sports.



    I have never been so ashamed to be an Australian sports fan. The underarm incident had one saving grace: it was done on the spur of the moment.


    This despicable act appears to have been hatched at the highest levels of the team, and with the coach's cognisance. It does not get any worse, short of actual murder on the field.


    Can you imagine the crowd reaction the next time any Australian rugby team takes the field against a South African, or New Zealand side? And we will deserve everything that is said. We have no defence. We are national cheats, plain and simple.
  2. Dctarget Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I couldn't really care to be honest. I don't follow cricket and I think the world might just keep turning.
  3. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    I agree, if you're a cricket supporter it feels like you've been stabbed through the heart but I think it's a bit harsh to claim that the Wallabies deserve to be abused by foreign crowds because the national cricket team cheated. When Colin Meads ripped Ken Catchpole's leg in half and ended his career it didn't mean that the New Zealand cricket team deserved abuse to be hurled at them.

    Maybe foreign crowds will abuse the Wallabies on the back of this but when I think back to the guys who were representing the Wallabies last year they all seemed dignified and humble and not deserving of abuse because of the actions of those in another sporting code.
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  4. dru Paul McLean (56)

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    It is a disgrace and will have an impact surely on the national sporting psyche.
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  5. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    Do you think Hansie had much of an impact on South African sport generally?

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  6. p.Tah John Thornett (49)

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    I think all sporting teams sail close to the wind at times, but this has really pissed me off for obvious reasons.

    Hopefully all our rugby teams see the reaction directed at cricket and don’t do anything this stupid.
  7. brokendown Alex Ross (28)

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    nice deflection down to fine leg there,strewthcobber
  8. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    I was at the SCG the day that Meads injured Catchy. It was bad, but it was not cheating, it was not premeditated. It did not even result in a penalty.


    We are now tarred with a big black brush. Anybody who thinks otherwise is deluded.
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  9. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    I don't know and I don't care. Consider what South African support has survived. White domination, for starters, isolation, for a number of years.


    Nothing to do with us, mate.
  10. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    The big difference though is that South Africans defended him.

    Basically every Australian has thrown Smith & co. under the bus
  11. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Hard to imagine what could be this stupid on a rugby field? I mean individuals do bad things in the heat of a game, but I can't see any way a collusion like this would occur? In any event, I doubt this will impact any perception of the Wallabies much at all.
  12. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    Fair enough, my grandfather told the story differently in a little less flattering light for Meads. I agree we may be viewed as being cheats by supporters of both cricket and rugby but don't agree that the rugby players deserve to be tarred.
  13. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    Genuinely not an attempt to deflect. Every thing wambers said is true.


    I just don't think the rest of the world is going to draw the broad brush he is. Like they didn't with Hansie (edit to clarify, against the rest of South African sport, not Hansie in particular)

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  14. Dctarget Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Okay so seems I've grossly misunderstood the situation, can someone fill me in why tampering is so heinous and not just simple cheating? Is it like bloodgate with the Harlequins?
  15. brokendown Alex Ross (28)

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    I have lived in Australia for the past 40 years and have embraced the lifestyle-however whenever I go back to NZ I get bombarded with this anti Aussie rhetoric---now i think I cannot ever return!!
  16. brokendown Alex Ross (28)

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    Hansie is deceased-he was copping it big time before the plane crash
  17. p.Tah John Thornett (49)

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    As mentioned above, Bloodgate is one
    The concussion rule is another
    Not on the field but spying on training sessions could blow up like this. Imagine if the bugging episode was true.
    The one that always concerns me is systematic doping. An Essendon episode would be disasterous.
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  18. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    Yeah but the Springboks weren't. Which is my (poorly delivered point)

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  19. brokendown Alex Ross (28)

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  20. Derpus Paul McLean (56)

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    Cept in rugby the aim of the game is to cheat as often as possible without getting caught (source: richie mccaws entire career)

    I don't think it'll affect other sports. It certainly sucks though, and i feel pretty dissapointed.

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