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Better to have flawed technology than the cynical appeals of old

Alastair Cook and James Anderson

Image by Rich Jacques via Flickr

You might have thought there could have been nothing more inappropriate and dispiriting at the highest level of sport than the huddle of whiplashed Aussies turning their back on Alastair Cook‘s exit after his latest epic, record-smashing knock.

Unfortunately, there was, at least for those of us who believe that if technology in cricket is never going to impart infallible justice it is an immeasurable improvement on what we had before.

Full story: The Independent

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Plight of the UDRS (via Mental Disintegration)

Plight of the UDRS Play ebbed and flowed on the second day at the Gabba, so I left it until the end of the third day to write an update.  A near-flawless cover for my lazy maintenance of this place if hadn’t opened this update like this. James Anderson bowled like a man possessed with the new ball in the morning session, only to be let down by a moment’s duff umpiring from Aleem Dar and even duffer use of the Umpire Decision Referral System system. Now the UDRS sys … Read More

via Mental Disintegration

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