Recurring Decimals…..

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Tale of two perspectives

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During a writing course I had attended last year, it was repeatedly stressed upon us that how you begin and end a sentence has significant impact in conveying your idea.

The same, I guess goes for news headlines.

In response to the fracas last August at Oval, where during the last cricket test match between England and Pakistan the latter team was accused of ball-tampering, an ICC Code of Conduct hearing found the Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq not guilty of that serious charge. He was however banned for four matches on charges of bringing the game into disrepute for refusing to bring his team out to play. Now in my mind, the tampering charges were much more serious than the decision of refusing to come out to play. The former casts moral aspertions since tampering is akin to cheating, while the latter actually was simply a consequence of the charge being levied against the team.

I guess Cricinfo agrees with meon the relative significance of the charges with their headline:

But ineterstingly, look at the BBC headline (as of 9.30am EDT):

Thus to the good folks at BBC, the ban on Inzi was the much more important news !


Written by BongoP'o'ndit

September 28, 2006 at 10:26 am

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  1. a preposition, meaning “except for”, or “except”. (5) n. Ecstatic dance for the purpose of communicating with n. racially pejorative. Crude, black, ignorant,


    September 28, 2006 at 6:37 pm

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