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Letter to ICC (Adam going down)READ ALL
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R. George Manuelpillai Tel: 2588578
85/25 Jawatha Gardens
Colombo 05

April 30, 2007

The President
The International Cricket Council
World Cup Tournament
P.O. Box 5000/70
Dubai,
United Arab Emirates


Dear Sir,

Subject: 2007 World Cup winners -Australian
Cricket Team be
Disqualified and the Sri Lanka
Cricket Team be declared
as the winners, because Adam
Gilchrist admits concealing
a performance enhancing device,
inside his bottom hand
glove a squash ball.

Adam Gilchrist, the opening batsman for Australia admits to the
correspondent, Bridgetown, Saturday, AFP of using a squash ball
concealed inside his bottom hand glove, a performance enhancing
device, to catapult the cricket ball. Using a squash ball enclosed
inside the glove is considered as an illegal practice, resulting in
catapulting and/or catastrophic consequences, thereby assisting
Gilchrist to accumulate an induced score of 149 runs in the one day
cricket finals at Barbados.

The Laws of Cricket 2000 Code 2 Ed. 2003: The Preamble to the Laws-
specifically states that "the game of Cricket is a game that owes much
of its unique appeal to the fact that; it should be played not only
within the rules, but also with the spirit of the game. Any action
thereof, that is seen to abuse this spirit cause injury to the game
itself. The major responsibility of ensuring the spirit of fair-play
rests with the Captain".

Based on the information related above, the opening batsmen Adam
Gilchrist used a performance enhancing device in his bottom hand
glove, a squash ball, challenging not only within its laws of Cricket,
but also within the 'spirit of the game'. Any action which is seen to
abuse the spirit causes injury to the game itself. Based on the
Preamble, the Australian Cricket Team should be disqualified for the
illegal practice of concealing a squash ball in the glove, a
performance enhancing device. In lieu, the Sri Lankan Cricket Team be
re-awarded the Cricket World Cup 2007.

The Captain was aware of the fact that Adam Gilchrist did practice
wearing the spring loaded squash ball, concealed in the glove, a
prohibitive exercise, with his friend, a squash player - Bob Meuleman,
Western Australian Cricketer. So, the Captain in the 'Spirit of the
Cricket Game', should have brought it to the notice of the

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Umpires, and obtained prior approval, before the Cricket game got
started. Therefore it is pertinent that the ICC Committee take
disciplinary action against both Gilchrist and the Captain-as they are
jointly and severely guilty of the illegal device that was employed,
and should be suspended for life. Furthermore, the Australian Cricket
Team be disqualified from the World Cricket Cup 2007, and the cup be
re-awarded to the Sri Lankan Cricket Team.

The characteristic of the squash ball indicates that the ball is made
of vulcanised rubber with additions of polymers and synthetic material
to achieve a degree of fairly low resilience. The lower the resilience
of the object the higher the proportion of energy used in deforming
it. Thus when a batsmen hits the cricket ball, the air inside the
squash ball gets pressurised or deformed, releasing a spring load of
energy, that is transferred directly to the bat, resulting in a
catapulting effect on the cricket ball, as evidenced by the
spectators, watching Gilchrist's batting spell bound.

In this context, it is evident that wearing a performance enhancing
device (Squash ball) is prohibitive against the 'Spirit of the Cricket
Game' and is analogous to an Athlete using performance enhancing drugs
to win his event. Furthermore, the Australian Cricket Team should be
disqualified from the World Cup 2007 and in lieu Sri Lankan Cricket
Team be re-awarded the World Cup 2007

Laws' the Bat: It defines that the bat should be made solely of wood
and the hand and glove be part of the bat The specification of the
glove is not defined, but it is prohibitive to enclose a performance
enhancing device in the glove. Tampering the glove is synonymous to
the tampering of the cricket ball, thus the practice is not allowed/
acceptable. Moreover, it is explicit that no outside appliance/device
can be introduced into the glove; more specifically a spring loaded
device as evidenced in the squash ball and is prohibitive.

In conclusion, I write with a firm hand that the ICC conduct
disciplinary hearings and the 2007 World Cricket Cup re-awarded to the
Sri Lankan Cricket Club and a decision that both Adam Gilchrist and
the Australian Captain be banned for Life.

In the event I do not hear from you, Legal Action will be meted
against the ICC.

Soliciting your assistance,

Yours sincerely,



R. George Manuelpillai
A cricketer and an enthusiast .from Sri Lanka
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CC: 1. The President - MMC - I would appreciate the views from your
office, and
your actions with the ICC and the Australian Cricket
Board..
2. The 16 Cricket Teams - Please be reminded that Adam
Gilchrist did admit to
concealing a squash ball in his glove. What assurance is
there that other
Australian Cricketers too may have used the same technique
in recording big
scores in the tournament just concluded? I suggest that in
the 'Spirit of the
Cricket Game' that all the teams that did loose their
matches to the Australian
Team should take legal action individually or in unison
against the ICC and/or
the Australian board, for the use of a Performance
Enhancing Device, a
catapulting effect to register big scores


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Letter to ICC (Adam going down)READ ALL
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R. George Manuelpillai Tel: 2588578
85/25 Jawatha Gardens
Colombo 05

April 30, 2007

The President
The International Cricket Council
SNIP


Why does cricket have an international council when other arguably
higher quality Cymbidium crosses have no such global governing bodies?



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