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Thursday, November 10, 2005

The fourth umpire

In Anand Naik's tour diary in Mid-Day, an amusing side-note:
Normally when a third umpire decision is sought, players turn to the lights adjacent to the TV umpire’s cabin. But of late, they’ve got smarter. Now they look at the pavilion where the crowd can also watch the match on television.
The spectators, after a look at the replay, immediately shout or groan depending on the scenario. More often than not, they get it right. And players don’t even wait for the lights.

3 Comments:

  • That explains why Jaywardene walked before the traffic light turned color. Here I was appreciating the guy for being a sport:-)

    By Blogger babi, at 12:02  

  • yeh..depending on which country ground u are playing..the groans might be music or depair to ur ears:-)

    By Blogger Ginkgo, at 12:05  

  • Prem,In India Abroad, your article on SL/India series.
    You spelled Dhoni's first name Mahinder or Mahindra. Normally, I see it spelled Mahendra.
    Was it just a typo? or there is more to it?

    Yes, yes, I have to keep an eye on you since the Agarkar bashing days. L. But just.

    By Blogger CrickTip, at 12:09  

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