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m0nty

Spot fixing by an ump, eh. I wonder what it is. Whether he puts the bowler's sunnies on upside down on the back of his hat, or right way up? Whether he scratches his arse after the third ball or the fourth? The people who bet on such things must be the dumbest motherlovers on the planet.

Tony Tea

Those things, while possible on this dumb motherloving orb, would be a bit obvious. It would have to be things that don't automatically send out alarm signals. Things that would be an adjunct to the players' misdeeds. Things that I can't think of at the moment.

Carrot

I can definitely see how an umpire could get involved in spot-fixing. It's no use bowling a no-ball on the third ball of the second over if the umpire misses it. Making sure that the umpire's aware that it's going to happen is a pretty sure-fire insurance policy.

Tony Tea

Yes, that's what I meant by "adjunct to the players misdeeds". And umpire pulling strokes by himself would be easy to spot, whereas if he was in cahoots with the players he could get up to all sorts of miss cheef.

The Mongrel

Stop the presses! Doctor Who is racist!

Amit Gupta, an American professor argued that Peter Davison’s Doctor’s passion for cricket was a sign of the inherent racism in the programme

Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system! Stop! Stop! I'm being oppressed!

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