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Lewis Mcmanus incident

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SouthpawMark:

--- Quote from: DiscoStu on April 15, 2021, 10:21:34 AM ---It's not quite the same though is it? Smith, Warner and Bancroft were pre-meditated actions, this was a spur of the moment thing where he should have owned up to the error when he realised the stumping had been given. IMO It is worthy of some sort of sanction but it isn't as serious as the Aussie incident.

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Disagree. If you are a keeper you are fully aware of the rules regarding needing to have the ball in the correct hand. He knowingly took the bails off with the wrong hand, knowingly appealed having taken the bails off with the wrong hand, and then didnít say a word until it was revealed in grainy slow motion replays that he had cheated and was bang to rights. He had so many opportunities to do the right thing, and failed to take any of those opportunities. To me, itís the same blatant disregard for the rules as sandpaper-gate, the only difference is the lack of pre-meditation.

Gurujames:
How is this different to not walking when you know you have snicked off? But in these cases people seem to think itís ok to leave the decision up to the umpire.

SouthpawMark:
Heís playing today. I hope the Middlesexians give him hell when he comes in to bat.

Jimbo:
Think the fact it wasn't premeditated is pretty significant, not just a technicality. If you go out with a plan to cheat, IMO that is much worse than doing something wrong in the heat of the moment.

mo_town:

--- Quote from: Jimbo on April 15, 2021, 11:07:18 AM ---Think the fact it wasn't premeditated is pretty significant, not just a technicality. If you go out with a plan to cheat, IMO that is much worse than doing something wrong in the heat of the moment.

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Yes agreed. It was intentional cheating. It was one of those spur of the moment things. Having said that, he fully knew what he did and he could have been honest about it on the field which he didnt. That was poor.

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