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  1. Twizzle

    Twizzle The Alpha Male Staff Member

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    Sometimes you just need a thread where you can talk shit.

    India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 1st dayDecember 8, 2016
    Umpire Reiffel cleared of injury after blow to head
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    Paul Reiffel took a blow on the head while standing at square leg :copyright: AFP


    Umpire Paul Reiffel has been cleared of injury after a throw from deep square leg hit him on the back of his head during the first day of the Mumbai Test. Reiffel was sent to hospital for a scan and, though he returned to the Wankhede Stadium, he was advised rest for the remainder of the first day.



    The accident took place in the 49th over of England's innings, when Keaton Jennings worked R Ashwin past the square leg. From three-fourths of the way to the fence, Bhuvneshwar Kumar lobbed a throw back to Cheteshwar Pujara, who stood between Reiffel and the stumps. The throw didn't have enough power, and Pujara seemed to warn Reiffel late, leaving him time only to duck. Had Reiffel stood upright the ball might have glanced the top of his head; but now it hit the sensitive area on the back of the head.



    The other umpire Bruce Oxenford, who wears an arm guard in limited-overs cricket, rushed to provide Reiffel shade with his hat and the England medical team looked after the 50-year-old umpire as he collapsed to the ground. Play was held up for 10 to 12 minutes shortly before the scheduled afternoon drinks break. Marais Erasmus, the third umpire, took Reiffel's place on the field as he walked off for a medical examination.



    It helped that there was an understudy for the third umpire: C Shamshuddin, who has stood in ODIs, was at the ground as part of a programme to train local umpires on the DRS. Shamshuddin, who was better versed with DRS protocols than fourth umpire Nitin Menon, moved into the TV umpire's seat.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/india-v-england-2016-17/content/story/1071421.html

    Poor Pistol
     
  2. JJ

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    Don't worry, Ian Healy will be onto it, and have a retarded solution like umpires should wear rear-vision mirrors.

    I see the other Aussie umpire, forget his name, carries some sort of plastic shield - wouldn't help for this
     
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    Poor old pistol.
     
  4. Front-Rower

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    Bruce Oxenford also wears a helmet in T20 games...
     
  5. AlwaysGreen

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    The plastic shield is the biggest piece of horseshit I've ever seen. Is this 50+ year old bloke really going to be able to throw his arm in front of his face when its hit back so quickly?
     
  6. AlwaysGreen

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    As for the throw that hit Pistol, it was the most limp wristed throw you'd ever see.
     
  7. Twizzle

    Twizzle The Alpha Male Staff Member

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    all he had to do was turn around and catch it
     
  8. TIGER14

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    Blow to the head hey?
     
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    Instinct is a great thing. We as humans can react a whole lot faster than we think we can....a helmet is probably more effective though
     
  10. Twizzle

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    Channel Nine experiencing serious cricket ratings slump ahead of new broadcast negotiations
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    Ben Horne, The Daily Telegraph
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    NINE’S television ratings continue to plummet at an alarming rate this summer, leaving Cricket Australia’s upcoming TV rights negotiations precariously placed.

    Ratings for the three-match one-day series against New Zealand were down a whopping 32 per cent on the previous summer with not even a turnaround in fortunes for the Aussies able to stop a viewership bleeding that started during the Test series against South Africa.

    Question marks are now being raised about Nine’s chosen methods of trying to revamp their cricket coverage this summer and primarily whether a move to featuring just two commentators on air at once with more of a focus on nitty gritty cricket analysis is actually working.

    The fact Nine lost last Friday’s nightly news timeslot to Channel Seven points to a major problem for the network.

    Cricket is what’s known in the industry as a “loss leader”, meaning the network pays more than it can get back for the rights in the knowledge that it will build other brands.

    But despite David Warner smashing a thrilling 156 at the MCG to lead directly into the Friday night news, Nine was comprehensively beaten by Seven, a scenario that not so long ago would have been unheard of.

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    Not even some sparkling Dave Warner batting could pull in the viewers for the ODI series
    There has been a suggestion from industry insiders that the drop in Nine’s performance could even prompt Cricket Australia to consider postponing the finalisation their next international TV rights deal until after next summer, because by then some big Ashes numbers could come in late to help save the day at the negotiating table.

    However, despite the downward spiral in ratings, Cricket Australia is adamant they will stick to their policy of finalising all negotiations before next summer, so as to give the rights winner a full 12 months to plan their coverage.

    Nine chief executive Hugh Marks has already made it clear that he doesn’t feel the network should have to pay any more for the international rights than they already are — and it would seem Cricket Australia has a serious fight on its hands if they’re to secure an increase.

    While cricket’s women are on the rise on Ten, the men are tumbling on Nine.

    CA has defended a drop in ODI ratings from a five city metro average of 1.363 million last summer to 921,000 this time around.

    CA point to the fact it’s December as opposed to holiday time January, New Zealand simply don’t pull the same audience as India — who toured last summer, and Australia batting first in all three ODIs doesn’t help.

    They also argue that even if numbers are down, the main thing is cricket is winning its timeslot.

    However, it’s hard to sugar coat the fact that on prime time Friday night, the third ODI could pull only 685k as its five city metro average when there is a distinct lack of competition up against the cricket.

    While it’s true that India are massive draw cards, the fact is in January when the ODIs normally run, Nine competes against the Australian Open on Seven and the Big Bash on Ten, where as in December the air is almost clear.

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    Australia won the third Test against South Africa, but it didn’t help ratings.
    Nine copped plenty last summer for its commentators not talking enough about cricket, but perhaps heavy duty game analysis has resulted in them losing the more casual cricket fan.

    The ODI slump follows on from disappointing ratings for the South African Test series.

    Despite the fact Australia made an unprecedented six changes to their line-up for the third pink ball Test and South African captain Faf du Plessis was on the back page of the paper all week over “mint gate”, Cricket Australia’s marquee product dropped markedly in viewership.

    For the prime time session, the Adelaide day-nighter was down 500,000 per night on the five city metro the previous year, and for peak audience, it was down over 1 million.

    The summer-opening Test in Perth had its ratings slashed by 24 per cent on the previous summer — and it’s debatable whether Australia’s poor form at that point would constitute that much of a turn off.

    Cricket Australia acknowledge that they’ve been starting their summers too early and will delay next year’s Ashes start until late November.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...s/news-story/04ef96a6a99c23f14f14b79d11fb7b5e
     
  11. TheParraboy

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    Bring back Brayshaw..
     
  12. Twizzle

    Twizzle The Alpha Male Staff Member

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    Missing Richie big time
     
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    Missing a decent commentary team big time. I'm primarily listening to the game these days
     
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    She put on 60 for the last wicket lol and her partner only faced 3 balls
     
  16. Twizzle

    Twizzle The Alpha Male Staff Member

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    talk about farm the strike
     
  17. Bazal

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    Crazy innings. To score 160 in a T20 is ludicrous enough, but to do it when everyone else gets a duck...I suppose there's not really any pressure when no other prick can get off the mark, no one can say you should have done better!

    I've felt like that opening up in LMS sometimes....haha. You get games where you score a fifty off 25 balls and have four or five partners....
     
  18. Twizzle

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    Aussie trio in ICC test team of the year and no Kholi or Smudger

    Seriously ?

    Warner, Starc and Voges earn spots in the ICC's Team of 2016

    David Warner, Mitchell Starc and Adam Voges have been named in the International Cricket Council's Test Team of the Year.

    The Australian trio have been rewarded for their strong performances throughout the qualification period that ran from September 14, 2015 to September 20, 2016, while skipper Steve Smith just missed out on a place in the starting XI, named 12th man.

    During that time, Australian vice-captain Warner plundered 1,020 runs and four centuries at 56.56 in 11 Tests, most of which was scored in his golden summer against New Zealand and West Indies in 2015-16.

    Voges makes the team after scoring 1,087 runs at 90.58 during that period, including his unbeaten 269 against the Windies in Hobart.

    http://www.cricket.com.au/news/icc-test-odi-team-of-the-year-smith-warner-starc/2016-12-22

    And Levers made the ODI team along with Warner and Starc, still no Smith
     
  19. umina panther

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    Tommy and JJ name the side?
     
  20. Twizzle

    Twizzle The Alpha Male Staff Member

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    I think the ICC are much bigger trolls
     

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