Originally posted by varaali
Originally posted by foram.
is there any one till now banned or fined??? ;)
Yes... Ganesh has come under the scanner for his unorthodox fielding techniques. Our reporter Tarakari has more news
Tarakari: While we have all heard and seen spectacular catches, you will agree that most have been taken with two hands.
However GG's youngest player Ganesh has come under the scanner for his "teesra" i.e third hand...no...sorry ..er... third appendage... I mean -his trunk- which is offering him unfair advantage.
In the recent match against PP (which the Ganas won) Ganesh had almost dropped the ball which he had caught with his hands, but managed to scoop it with his trunk before it fell on the ground.
More disturbing is his technique while batting. While facing a ball, he first catches it with his trunk and then gently tosses it above, before hitting it to the boundary. At other times, he has been noticed to suck the ball just after it has been delivered and then hitting it conveniently
The PP players have lodged an official protest, seeking a ban on Ganesh using his trunk while playing. Ganesh remained unavailable for comment.
Following the controversy over Ganesh's actions, the LPL general body came up w/ a ruling. To find out more, let's go to our reporter Foram, who's covering this controversy from Kailash.
Foram: Thank you, Vrish. I am here w/ Kubera to find out about the ruling, and what it implies. Sir, what did the council come to?
Kubera: We found out that all uses of Ganesh's trunk are not illegal. Like for instance, when he uses his trunk to gain height and catch the ball w/ it, that itself is not against the law. However, in the PP game, Ganesh did use his trunk as a vacuum to suck back a ball that had already passed him. This is not allowed under the laws, since it's a unique advantage that only he has.
However, on batting, it gets worse. If Ganesh catches the ball w/ his trunk, it will be treated out as handling the ball, since the laws of cricket don't allow a batsman to hold the ball w/ his hand while it is in play. In Ganesh's case, we are treating his trunk as his hand, and so the same principles apply.
Foram: Thank you, Kubera
Vrish: To find out reactions to this ruling, we first join Shadow.Daemon, who is in Kailash w/ the GG squad. Shadow, what has their reaction been?
S.D: Vrish, it's been one of disappointment, but they've agreed to abide by this ruling. I have here w/ me Sati, who is here to give her team reaction to this. Mata Sati, what say you?
Sati: Well, like you say, we are disappointed that the LPL didn't recognize that Ganesh's trunk is every bit as part of his body as his hands, so banning him from using his trunk to suck back the ball is unfair. I mean, who's asking other players not to suck back the ball?
S.D: But isn't the point that no other player can do it a good one?
Sati: Well, every player has their unique strengths, and to ban one for finding a unique use for his is unfair. If anything, Ganesh deserved the naya soch award.
S.D: Thank you. Vrish, back to you.
Vrish: Okay, we now go to Gangotri, where Varaali has the PP reaction to the ruling. Varaali, take it away.
Varaali: Thank you, Vrish. Yeah, the PP players are busy practicing, so I have Ganga here w/ me to discuss this ruling. Maam, are you satisfied w/ this ruling?
Ganga: Partially. We're glad that they've stopped him from using his trunk to suction the ball back - I mean, how does a batsman who's managed to get he ball pass him then win? And we are particularly pleased by them stopping him from catching the ball w/ his trunk b4 hitting it - how could the umps in our game have ruled that it was anything other than handling the ball?
Ganga: But we are not satisfied w/ the ruling about allowing him to catch the ball w/ his trunk. I mean, a fielder can't stop a ball w/ his cap, taking it off. The trunk should have been treated similarly in this case.
Varaali: Ok, Maam, thank you for your reaction. back to you, Vrish!