Steve Smith, cheater or not?

That is the question. I have been watching cricket for a long time and though I hold no qualification regarding the laws of the game, I do believe that the action of former Australian captain Steve Smith in “remarking” or whatever he says, is wrong and he should be reprimanded.

I have seen umpires warn batsmen from running straight down the wicket; I have seen umpires warn bowlers from running on the wicket.

Why?

The spikes on their boots can damage the playing surface. If a bowler is not satisfied with his line of delivering and wants to make any adjustment, he is supervised by the umpire.

I have seen fieldsmen deliberately jump over the wicket to prevent any damage. So, who gives Steve Smith the authority, when not at the crease, to interfere with the batting crease, a rough spot for that matter, anything on the wicket?

I suggest that the other players should do the same when he is batting and let Mr Smith know, that if the priest could play, then so can we.

Dave Sadaphal

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