Friday, May 25, 2007

Brawls and bans

Video footage of Mark Vermeulen's on-pitch shenanigan's last year was more a case of a troubled man than an outburst of head-on passion for the game. The Zimbabwean was ultimately given a 10-year ban, but later reduced to three years.

News of another cricket pitch fight - this time involving two league players from south Yorkshire - has shown that league officials are unrelenting when it comes to light.

Just take a look at their punishment: Dearne CC player Darren Edmundson has been banned until December 31 2009, while Rotherham Phoenix's Mo Raza has been suspended until May 31 2009. Now, that's a lengthy ban so it would be interesting to see exactly what propelled them to their actions.

Any ideas? Edmundson finished the last cream cake? Raza told Edmundson to "mind the windows"?