"Since the second Test at Faisalabad, where Shoaib put in fiercely quick spells on the third afternoon and fourth morning, there have been whispers about ICC's concern with Shoaib's action. Cricinfo has learnt from sources close to the team that one of the on-field umpires during the Test had privately expressed his concern over some deliveries Shoaib bowled to the Pakistan management but did not report it officially.
The fires were fuelled further by Greg Chappell's comments during the subsequent Test at Karachi, in which he is alleged to have said there was 'something seriously different' about Shoaib's action."
Friday, February 17, 2006
something seriously different about shoaib's action
I love reading stories about cricket. I don't understand anything about cricket, except that it's kind of like baseball except there are only two bases, a few orders of magnitude more runs, and you can have games that last for days if you want. What I like about reading about cricket is precisely that the stories never cause cricket to make any more sense, but instead always just make it ever more exotic and mysterious. For example, here are actual sentences from a current story about a match between India and Pakistan: