Monday, June 1, 2009

Caught by a Question Mark ?

That is what the Dutch were doing in their ICC World Twenty20 warm up match against New Zealand - getting caught by question marks!

Cricinfo will have you believe that 5 of the Dutch batsmen were caught by ?

So who is this question mark?

Is it the same man?

Is it different men with the same name?

Why is it that the Cricinfo lot knew the names of the Dutch in the same game but were not aware of the Kiwi's names?

Hell they even knew who the Scottish and PCA Masters were!


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4 Pitched:

  1. Captain^ said...

    I think ? stands for 'and'
    so it's the same person.. C & B Franklin

  2. Q said...

    Atif: u mean there were 5 caught and bowleds in the Netherlands innings?

    Thats a hell of a lot caught and bowleds! I really think they did not know who the fielders were.

    There seems to be some issue with the scorers for that match.. if u read the "match notes" at the bottom of the score-card, u will notice that they did not know who the NZ keeper was, and that the Netherlands batsmen runs did not balance..

    Strange stuff. Never seen anything like it.

  3. SledgeHammer said...

    It's a warmup. Often you don't get the full details. Live updates are no guarantee either. I remember a similar situation during WC 2007 as well.

    As for official matches, I think Cricinfo has only failed to cover one match live since it started doing so in the mid-90s. Amazingly enough it was when Sri Lanka scored the highest ODI total of 443 against The Netherlands (they were denied entry!)

    I remember the scorecard initially having some missing details. Perhaps there were some question marks. But I guess they got the official scorecard after-the-fact to complete it.

  4. Q said...

    Ur right Sledge, but they've managed to get the full details of all the other warm ups..

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