January 10, 2008

Cricket illustrates Life

The recent events in India illustrate an important rule for politics as well as sport: that process is often more important than outcome. That once a judge has given a decision, no matter its justice, you have to accept it. The Political Umpire makes the point in a cricketing context well here- but when you read his post, remember it applies to much more than just cricket.

3 comments:

Vino S said...

I agree with you. When Steve Bucknor made a decision, India should have accepted it. They shouldn't have complained to the ICC and intimidated them into dropping him.

For sport to work, people need to respect the verdict of the umpire/referee. Yes, it may sometimes be unjust but, to keep the game flowing, decisions must be accepted and acted on quickly.

Political Umpire said...

Cheers G. This is a fight that's been brewing for a while, and the Indian board's getting used to getting its way ...

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Ah but not everybody can display perfect sportsmanship.