Monday, July 13, 2009

A moral paragon...

A moral paragon...

Good game eh?  Or, more accurately, four and a half pretty miserable days followed by half a day of nail-biting tension.  Great work by Collingwood, astonishing blocking by Anderson and Panesar, neither of whom exactly inspired me with great confidence.  And another fabulous example of Punter spitting the dummy.

As far as I'm concerned, it was pretty ordinary, really. But they can play whatever way they want to play. We came to play by the rules and the spirit of the game. It's up to them to do what they want to do.

Ah yes, the spirit of the game.

The sting of defeat still vivid, Australia's captain Ricky Ponting suffered the further ignominy of being fined 75% of his match fee - just under £4,000 - as a result of his post-dismissal tirade on Saturday…

Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting was fined 25 per cent of his match fee on Monday for showing dissent during the opening day of the second Test against Bangladesh…

Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for showing dissent over an umpiring decision in the second one-day against the West Indies in Grenada Friday…

Captain Ricky Ponting has personally had to cough up $23,200 to the International Cricket Council after getting fined in five of 16 Tests without his spin king - by far the worst record in world cricket…

Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been hauled by match referee Chris Broad for dissent during the first ODI of the DLF Cup here on Tuesday.  Ponting was fined his entire match fee after being found guilty of `showing dissent at an umpire's decision'…

You know, I’m not sure we need to be taking lessons on the spirit of cricket from the Aussies, just ask Trevor Chappell and Brian McKechnie

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