Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Legal Article on Contentwriter.in - Cricket Controversies – A Legal Perspective

New Legal Article on Contentwriter.in - Cricket Controversies, A Legal Perspective

Cricket is known as the gentleman’s game. Englishmen used to play cricket to unwind themselves and have fun on a sunny day. However, today the game is fought – not played with all fury. Earlier Indians used to be at the receiving end in cricket. The soft and suave Indian players used to be abused and snubbed by the Aussies, English and even by the Pakistani teams. Suddenly things changed. Youngsters like Dhoni, Harbhajan, Sreeshant, and Ishant have made the team a formidable team which is not afraid to stare into the eyes of its opponents. The Indian cricket team’s visit to Down Under a few months back is an interesting study.

Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) evokes different memories for different persons. The centuries scored, the five-wicket haul, innings defeats or the Ashes matches, all faded into oblivion when our own “Turbanator” – Harbhajan Singh was accused for calling Andrew Symonds – a monkey.

The ICC panel headed by Mike Procter immediately indicted Harbhajan for his remarks and subsequently served him a three Test ban. All hell broke out in India. People wanted to know whether calling anybody a monkey was so ‘unparliamentary’ that the Aussies could not stomach it. Others wanted to know how the bad mouthed and sledging Aussies could react when in the heat of the game somebody calls a player a monkey. Lawyers began discussing the ‘grave and sudden provocation’ that led Harbhajan to call Symonds a monkey. At the end of the day, a Judge was appointed to settle the seething dispute, before it snowballed into an acrimonious debate.

Read the full article here: Cricket Controversies, A Legal Perspective
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