News June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News Organisation Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 17, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders reveals state secrets in reaction to Gao Yu’s sentence Related documents document_10-4.pdfPDF – 217.97 KB After public criticism, Deutsche Welle had step by step watered down its original announcements: In September 2014, the broadcaster spoke of a “deepening of cooperation” with CCTV and “possible co-productions in the fields of music and business”. In a December 2014 interview, in contrast, DW chairman Peter Limbourg said co-productions would be limited to media coverage of activities of the German national youth orchestra and a joint project at the Beethoven Festival in the city of Bonn. Receive email alerts News RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more In response to the seven-year jail sentence that a Beijing court passed today on the journalist Gao Yu for “disclosing state secrets,” Reporters Without Borders is releasing internal Chinese Communist Party documents as a form of protest and to demonstrate the ineffectiveness of the government’s attempts to control news and information. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China News RSF also welcomes Deutsche Welle’s announcement, made in response to today’s verdict against Gao Yu, to suspend cooperation negotiations with Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. RSF had criticized the cooperation plans because of CCTV’s role as a part of China’s repression machinery against critical journalists. April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison By releasing these documents, Reporters Without Borders is showing that independent journalists and activists inside China will continue to send censored information abroad and will continue to expose the Communist Party’s lies and propaganda.The internal memos and directives obtained by Reporters Without Borders, which came from the State Internet Information Office and other departments, show how the authorities stepped up their control of the Internet at the end of last year. The documents – which include censorship directives to news media, memos circulated within Internet companies that cooperate with the censors, and summaries of meetings – testify to the scale of the party’s efforts to shape public opinion in accordance with its political vision.“We are appalled by this verdict and sentence, which ignored the proof of Gao Yu’s innocence supplied by her lawyers,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“Today, the Chinese authorities ensured that a lie prevails so we would like to remind them of a truth: for each journalist or blogger they convict and turn into a political prisoner, they create ten new defenders of freedom of information and media freedom, ten new activists who will defend the public interest by revealing what the authorities want to cover up. Ismaïl added: “It was thanks to one of these journalists that we obtained these internal Chinese Communist Party documents.”After the sentence was announced, Gao’s lawyer, Mo Shaoping, said he would appeal. The authorities accused Gao of sending an internal Communist Party document that was “secret” to a foreign news organization although the document, identified as “Document No. 9,” had already been posted online.Yesterday, on the eve of the announcement of the sentence, Reporters Without Borders called on the authorities to free Gao and drop all charges against her. Gao, who won the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize in 1997, has been held since 24 April 2014.Extracts from the messages to Internet censors and directives to news media and various news websites are available here. Reporters Without Borders will soon post all the documents it obtained. ChinaAsia – Pacific
Published on January 30, 2013 at 11:31 pm Contact Kevin: [email protected] Shortly before the 10-minute mark of the second half, Shakeya Leary came off of the bench to relieve fellow center Kayla Alexander. Leary immediately made sure there was no drop-off in production, grabbing an offensive rebound on Elashier Hall’s missed jumper and nailing the putback.From there, the game’s verdict was in little doubt.Leary’s basket completed a 19-1 Syracuse run that broke a semi-tight game with Seton Hall into a blowout and propelled the Orange (17-3, 5-2 Big East) to a 65-34 victory Wednesday in front of 490 fans at the Carrier Dome. After a 64-59 loss Saturday at Villanova, the win against Seton Hall (8-13, 3-5) allows Syracuse to avoid its first losing streak of the season and keeps the Orange on the right path toward the NCAA Tournament.“I thought that during that time, we just did a very good job getting our defense set,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said of the 19-1 run that stretched from the 17:10 mark to the 10:26 mark of the second half. “Obviously, mostly when you get your defense set, you’re scoring the basketball. I thought we did a good job of scoring to give ourselves the opportunity to get our press set.”Syracuse’s sizable margin of victory came from two major runs, one being the 19-1 burst, the other a 14-2 run that lasted 7:13 through the middle of the first half. The opening-half burst turned an 8-7 Seton Hall lead into a 21-10 SU advantage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange never looked back.Keying the 14-2 run was Leary’s ability to complement Alexander down low, ensuring a strong Orange presence inside even when SU’s all-time leading scorer was on the bench. Leary went strong to the basket for two consecutive layups to kickstart the run, the second coming off of a defensive rebound.“Shakeya’s a good player,” Hillsman said. “She’s kind of been banged up a little bit the last couple days of practice. I wish I could’ve played her a little more; I probably could have.”Leary finished with six points on 3-for-3 shooting and added six rebounds in her eight minutes on the court.Throughout the runs, and the entire game, the Orange’s efforts were boosted by a suffocating defense that pressured Seton Hall players at every opportunity and kept open shots to a minimum. Syracuse mixed in some full-court press early in the second half to continue the defensive domination over the Pirates.The Orange held Seton Hall to a 13-for-59 shooting performance for a 22 percentage rate, including a 1-for-15 clip from 3-point range. The Pirates’ 34-point output was the second lowest number of points allowed by SU in its Big East history. The Orange’s defensive effort and intensity set the tone for the runs to be possible, Alexander said.“I thought it was our defense that got us going,” Alexander said. “Whenever you have a good defense, whether you’re getting steals, you can get stops.”Seniors Alexander and Hall recorded double-doubles. Alexander had 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Hall scored 10 points and grabbed 14 boards. Hall put the finishing touches on her night with a 3 from the top of the key with 2:23 to play, pumping her fist as she ran off of the court and hugging teammate Carmen Tyson-Thomas, who was sidelined for the game after having a tooth pulled.“Having two seniors to have 23 points and 26 rebounds is tremendous,” Hillsman said. “You’ve got to give Kayla and Lacie a lot of credit. But I thought that, overall, this was a total team effort.”Freshman Brianna Butler had a season-high 14 points on 5-for-12 shooting, including a 4-for-9 effort from 3-point range. Fellow freshman Brittney Sykes tied Butler with a 14-point night to lead the team.“I thought that our team played really, really good,” Hillsman said. “Hopefully we can continue this on Saturday.” Comments Related Stories Alexander breaks SU scoring record during stellar season Facebook Twitter Google+
17 Sep 2017 Richardson’s final-hole birdie is just champion Image copyright Leaderboard Photography But the slow start was forgotten in a dramatic finish. BB&O’s Tim Shin had set the clubhouse target on three-under par, shortly before Richardson reached the last tee on the same mark. Another birdie followed on the ninth where his wedge approach finished six inches from the hole and he got to three-under when he rolled in another 15ft putt on the 15th. Then it was time for his magical finish. Tags: competitions, County Champion of Champion. Lincolnshire, Mens But the drama wasn’t over. Behind him, Nottinghamshire’s Martin Foulkes was also three-under playing the last and his birdie putt to force a play-off just shaved the hole – and Richardson took the title. He has been county champion four times in the last five years, but this was his third attempt at this title and he won in perfect style, with a bogey-free round. Richardson is the full time manager of an estate agent’s office and takes holiday to play his golf, maintaining a handicap of plus-four and taking fourth place in both the Lytham and Westwood Trophies this season. Click here for full scores Something special was called for, but the Spalding player’s drive finished on the edge of the left hand fairway bunker and his second shot clipped a tree and swerved left on to the first fairway. However, from there he got up and down from 149 yards, holing out from about 5ft. Lincolnshire’s Simon Richardson pulled off an astonishing final-hole birdie to shoot four under par 69 and win the English Men’s County Champion of Champions tournament by a stroke. The championship, on the Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa, was reduced to 18 holes after fog delayed the start of play by three hours. “To win it in my home county, representing my county, with county President Les Toyne as my caddy, is great,” said Richardson. “It means so much that I could get over the line.” He had to be patient to get his score. “I hit it inside 15ft on the first five holes and I was level par,” he said. “My first birdie was on the seventh, where I finally holed from 15ft.” Shin, from Castle Royle, and Foulkes, from Worksop, were disappointed but philosophical. “It is what it is,” said Shin, who has also had a successful season and is county champion for the first time. “I’m gutted not to have won but delighted with the way I played the course,” said Foulkes, a past winner of the English open mid-amateur championship. “I just had the feeling that I probably needed to hole that putt,” said Richardson.
Gumbo, cajun, catfish, katrina, jazz, saints. The aforementioned are all things about the storied city of New Orleans that we love and dislike. One thing for certain and two things for sure, the Saints, as a result of being unceremoniously dumped by the Seattle Seahawks from this year’s postseason, will not be marching west to Dallas to defend their crown in Super Bowl XLV. Sometimes things like that happen when we begin to believe our own hype and get an early start on our own personal Mardi Gras. See I, Aubrey Bruce being of an honest nature did not give the Seahawks any sort of indirect or direct shot at upending the defending Super Bowl Champs on any field, anytime, anywhere. As a matter of fact, I already had the Atlanta Falcons or the Saints penciled in.The only person that gave Seattle a legitimate shot at defeating the Saints was former wide receiver and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson. When he picked Seattle, I personally thought that he had taken one too many hits jogging across the middle.The Seahawks now have to travel to visit Chicago. I truly believe da Bears will not be taken by surprise as were the boys from the “big queasy.” However that being said, sometimes you can know what’s coming but can ya stop it?The Seahawks’ wings will certainly be clipped by the Bears. Why, because Bears head coach Lovie Smith will not allow Seattle QB Matt Hassleback to throw for four touchdowns. Neither will the wind or the weather conditions at Soldier Field (Bears 21-10).Now can we get to the real AFC North Championship? When it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Baltimore Ravens playing in the “end of the world” bowl that is another story. The playbooks these teams are studying are taken straight from the “Book of Eli.” This game is going to make Armageddon appear like brunch at the ‘Golden Corral.’ Throw stats out of the window. Only a tiebreaker separated Pittsburgh from Baltimore, that is how evenly matched these teams are.Both have graduates from ‘Thug University.” I am not alluding to their off the gridiron activities, I am talking about their on the field adventures. Steelers ex-head coach Charles Henry Noll once described certain players including his own Hall-of-Fame cornerback Mel Blount as being a part of a “criminal element” that existed in the NFL. He was not referring to their “rap” sheets but describing the nasty and vicious tactics they employed as part of their normal activity on the field. Noll also singled out another ‘Thug U’ alumnus, the late former Raiders cornerback Jack Tatum. Tatum sadly must list the paralysis of former Patriots wide receiver the late Darryl Stingley as one of his victims as well as Steelers former Hall-of Fame wide receiver Lynn Swann, who he sent to la-la land during a game in which the Steelers and Raiders were rumbling.Let’s hit FF to 2011. The Ravens and Steelers have a few players that if not for the NFL, might be featured on a few post office walls. The first two are Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and Steelers linebacker James Harrison. Both these gentlemen seem to almost have a sort of internal “primal” scream jumping off. That would be okay in a normal sense, playing a normal game. However, that internal chaos, compounded with a sort of “manufactured” paranoia that seems to suggest to them that everything everywhere is out to get them amounts to a volatile psychosis that may at times almost be homicidal, at least for their opponents. A couple of years ago, Lewis administered a vicious hit to Rashard Mendenhall, injuring his shoulder and ending his rookie season. The Steelers makeshift offensive line had better always have an APB out on Lewis. Steelers’ fans aren’t you feeling a bit queasy?In regards to Harrison, thank God for rule changes because of the way that he flies around. If it moves Harrison will kill it or at least attempt to. Okay, no more helmet to helmet but has anyone considered the alternative? You lower the target area six inches or more, could a well placed hit stop the heart? Steelers and Ravens nations make sure you send plenty of mint julep and pecan pie to Mr. Harrison before the upcoming match. In all of my years of observing and covering Steelers football I have never witnessed a linebacker who has competed with the guile, strength and tenacity of Mr. Harrison. He is a madman without the foam around his mouth. Steelers’ fans aren’t you feeling a bit queasy?There are other miniature psycho’s roaming on the defensive side of the ball for both squads. This game is going to be the “war of all wars.” I agree with a few of the talking heads. Will either the Ravens or the Steelers have any juice left to face the winner of the Jets/Patriots’ matchup? Who knows? Aubrey knows (Steelers win a nail biter, 20-17).(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected]pittsburghcourier.com or 412-583-6741.)
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, left, and second baseman Neil Walker, cener, celebrate after defeating the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Atlanta. Pittsburgh won 10-1. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA (AP) – Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider and Neil Walker hit homers and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central lead with a 10-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.Pittsburgh, only one game behind first-place St. Louis in the division, will close its regular season with a three-game series at Cincinnati. The Pirates clinched a playoff spot on Tuesday night.The Pirates won three of four from the reeling Braves. St. Louis, which did not play Thursday night, closes its regular season with a weekend series at Arizona.Volquez (13-7) set a season high with 10 strikeouts and gave up only four hits. He closed his regular season with 18 consecutive scoreless innings.Josh Harrison moved past Colorado’s Justin Morneau (.317) for the lead in the NL batting race. Harrison had three hits, pushing his average to .319, and scored two runs.
Both swimmers are training for three hours a day now, five days a week, in preparation for the Mad Swim. Jonno Proudfoot and Thane Williams will be donating around R500 000 to Miles for Smiles.(Images: Damien Schumann)MEDIA CONTACTS• Simon GoodPR consultant, Mad Swim+27 74 763 0680Lucille DavieThe shortest distance between Mozambique and Madagascar is about 500 kilometres – a long way. But not long enough to deter two South Africans from swimming the distance over a month in March, in what will be a world first.No-one has swum this stretch of the Indian Ocean, and no-one has swum this distance before. It is to be called the Mad Swim, an abbreviation of the Madagascar Swim. They will set off from Nacala, a port town in northern Mozambique, and land south of a small town, Mahajanga, on the west coast of Madagascar.Capetonians Thane Williams and Jonno Proudfoot will fight fatigue, sharks and jellyfish on their adventure. They will have a support boat, with a doctor on board, and plan to swim for about six hours each day, averaging 20 kilometres a day. “The biggest danger is jellyfish, but also the elements: the sun, dehydration and the currents,” says Williams. He explains that inevitably some sea water will be swallowed – this is a concern as it can add to the dehydration. The men plan to swim for three hours at first light, when the sea is calmest, then again in the afternoon for another three hours.“I am feeling good at the moment,” says Williams, “the training is going well. I am not worried about the physical side, but I have a bit of nerves, as this has never been done before. I feel more excitement than nerves.”Proudfoot says he feels “very confident”, and is more concerned about the sponsorship needed for the trip, than the training.Swimming since schoolWilliams has been swimming since school, when he represented the Western Cape. He has done triathlons and has represented South Africa as a masters swimmer. Both have done the three-leg Iron Man endurance race three times, and both have swum the 7.5 kilometres from Robben Island to Cape Town, a tough swim in strong currents and the cold Atlantic Ocean.“I do a lot of open water swimming,” says Williams. In fact, it was after driving back from the Iron Man in East London together that they decided to do “something absolutely epic”, says Proudfoot. They considered swimming Lake Malawi, but then thought the open ocean would be a better challenge.“Swimming and the ocean have been such a huge part of my life. I’ve been swimming for myself and competitively for over 15 years and it has taken me places and given me great memories, friendships and opportunities,” says Williams.Proudfoot did water polo at school but “did terribly at school and sport”, otherwise. The two met when they were training for the Robben Island swim. Now, for the Mad Swim, they are training for three hours a day, five days a week. “This will be our swansong,” says Proudfoot.“I’ve always thought of myself as someone who is very generous and charitable,” he says. But after completing a degree last year, he realised that he had “given almost nothing to a real cause since school”. “My degree was one of the longest, painful and frustrating things I’ve ever done, but the feeling of finishing lit the fire for some more punishment.”He had to go back to school and pass Grade 12 maths before he could complete his BComm degree, in the process teaching himself accounting, tax and finance, all while managing a large catering company. “I failed a few subjects but never gave up. It took me four years and six months to complete my degree and I worked full time throughout. I lost those years of my twenties to work and studies but I gained the ability and determination to plough through anything to achieve a goal.”He plans to give talks after the Mad Swim, focusing on the youth, telling them about achieving their potential. He describes himself as “a low-carb chef”, and has collaborated with University of Cape Town sports science professor Tim Noakes, chef and athlete David Grier, and nutritional therapist Sally-Ann Creed, in publishing a cook book called The Real Meal Revolution, with a focus on low-carb, high fat recipes.Grier is an extraordinary athlete too. He has run the Great Wall of China (4 200km in 93 days), and the entire coastline of South Africa (3 300km in 80 days), paddled from Africa to Madagascar (500km in 12 days), run the length of Madagascar south to north (2 700km in 67 days), and run the entire length of India (4 008km in 93 days). Each event was a fundraising drive, to raise money for his charity, Miles for Smiles, which raises funds for corrective surgery for children born with cleft lips. So far, over 1 000 children have had the surgery. An amount of R5 500 is sufficient for the 45-minute operation.Williams and Proudfoot, both 29 years old, are also swimming for the Cipla Miles for Smiles initiative. Miles for Smiles challenges extreme sportsmen and women to undertake extreme adventures, awakening in the athletes “the realisation that the journey is bigger than the individual”. Cipla is a pharmaceutical company based in Mumbai, India, that makes drugs to treat cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, weight control, depression, and other conditions.“Now it’s time to swim for others. I want to give something back to children. With my passion for the ocean, swimming, adventure, and a touch of madness, I can’t imagine a better way to help make a difference!” says Williams.Staged swimIt will be a staged swim, which means that GPS co-ordinates are taken when the swimmers climb into the boat, to eat and rest. They will then enter the water again at exactly the same point. A staged swim also requires that they enter the water every day, whatever the weather. If there is a storm, they will have to get in the water and swim, even if they jump in and out of the water periodically.The swim will be entirely unassisted, with no shark nets, no wetsuits, no cage to swim in, no flippers or breathing apparatus. They will swim in Speedos and goggles. Although the warmer Indian Ocean is not as draining as swimming in the cold Atlantic Ocean, where the body has to fight hypothermia, Williams says that swimming in warmer water can also be tiring, as the body temperature is raised and a swimmer can suffer from heat exhaustion.They will swim a hundred kilometres a week, the distance they will be swimming while training in January, for three weeks. This will allow them a month of easier swimming and recovery before they begin their epic swim in March. The total distance of the Mad Swim is between 460km and 500km, depending on how strong the currents are.They expect to be at sea for 35 days, and will swim ashore 200km south-west of Mahajanga in Madagascar, where they will place a South African flag in the sand, before getting in the boat and returning to Mozambique, and eventually Cape Town.Although the training is going well, the two athletes are concerned about their fundraising for the swim. They still need to raise at least R450 000 for the boat and crew. Miles for Smiles expects athletes to donate to the foundation an equal amount spent on their endeavour. In their case it will be about R500 000. Proudfoot says that for every copy of The Real Meal Revolution sold, R5 goes to Miles for Smiles. He hopes that by the end of the year, 100 000 copies will have been sold. So far, 10 000 books have been sold, since its launch in late 2013.Proudfoot describes himself as a “low-carb chef”, while Williams runs a frozen food logistics company. They are among several South African extreme sportsmen. In 2009, Riaan Manser paddled 5 000km alone and unassisted around Madagascar, in 11 months. He has also cycled around the edge of Africa, a journey of 37 000km through 34 countries. It took him over two years to complete his solo ride. In 2001, together with Dan Skinstad, he paddled around Iceland, a journey of 2 300km, completed in five months.
2 May 2014 South Africa claimed their 16th successive All-Africa Junior Golf Championship title in Lusaka on Thursday after dominating the prestigious team event. The four-man junior squad stretched an almost unassailable 21-shot lead after three rounds at the Chainama Hills Golf Club to a 35-stroke victory over Zimbabwe. Final round Defending the title, South Africa combined for a final round of 216 to end the week on a winning score of 873, while last year’s silver medallists, Zimbabwe, wrapped up the runner-up spot and a trip to the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan on 908, with a final round of 230. South African team manager Kevin Stone said the team was delighted to uphold the country’s proud history in the event.‘Special’ “Defending a title is always special, but I think this one will stick with the boys for a long time,” the former professional said. “The course was very challenging and all the participating countries stepped it up in a big way after the president of the Africa Golf Confederation, Ambassador Joe Malangi, made the announcement about the runners-up going to Japan. “We knew we would be under pressure and our opponents didn’t disappoint. The team showed incredible grit and determination and I am incredibly proud of the team.”‘Invaluable’ He concluded: “Each player delivered their best effort and the team played well as a unit. I believe the experience gained in playing against some of the best players from countries around Africa will be invaluable. We became a very strong side as the championship progressed and created some wonderful memories to build on in the future.” It would have taken a mammoth effort from Zimbabwe to close the gap, but still the South Africans refused to even give an inch in the final round.Final round South African scores Western Province’s Altin van der Merwe fired a two-under-par 70 – his best round of the week – while Hennie du Plessis from Limpopo added a 75 to the team’s tally. Southern Cape’s Jovan Rebula fired a 71, also his lowest effort in the championship, and the round that carried him to the top of the Individual Standings. Ekurhuleni’s Kyle McClatchie carded a non-counting 77.Zimbabwean challenge Stuart Krog, who once again set the tone for Zimbabwe with a 75, was supported by Kieron Vincent, who carded a 76 and Justin Kersten, who signed for a 79. Jack Allard posted a non-counting 81. Meanwhile, Zambia delivered a powerful message when the side once again claimed third on 923. Peter Munyinya led the way with a 76, while Kelvin Chibuye posted an 80 and Gabriel Chibale carded an 81 for a final round 237. Charles Shalubobya signed for a non- counting 85. Reunion, helped by a 75 from Julien Sale and 80s from Robin Baudry and Alexandre Rajerinera, closed with a 235 to hold on to fourth on 931, finishing 11 shots ahead of Uganda.FINAL TEAM STANDINGS873 South Africa 220, 223, 214, 216908 Zimbabwe 232, 222, 224, 230923 Zambia 222, 238, 226, 237931 Reunion 231, 233, 232, 235942 Uganda 231, 236, 236, 239957 Kenya 238, 238, 239, 242958 Tunisia 233, 245, 240, 240964 Swaziland 246, 240, 241, 237986 Namibia 255, 237, 244, 250989 Botswana 246, 261, 240, 2421043 Mauritius 271, 254, 254, 2641119 Malawi 280, 288, 289, 262INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD292 Jovan Rebula (South Africa) 74, 74, 73, 71294 Stuart Krog (Zimbabwe) 78, 71, 70, 75295 Altin van der Merwe (South Africa) 78, 75, 72, 70297 Kyle McClatchie (South Africa) 75, 74, 71, 77299 Hennie du Plessis (South Africa) 71, 82, 71, 75300 Julian Sale (Reunion) 78, 75, 72, 75300 Kieron Vincent (Zimbabwe) 75, 71, 78, 76301 Peter Munyinya (Zambia) 74, 79, 72, 76309 Elyes Barhoumi (Tunisia) 74, 77, 80, 78309 Kelvin Chibuye (Zambia) 70, 82, 77, 80 SAinfo reporter
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A Mankad storm is brewing up in Pakistan cricket and it has threatened to sour the country’s prestigious domestic tournament, the Quiad-e-Azam Trophy.In a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match between WAPDA and Peshawar, a Peshawar bowler ran-out non-striker Mohammad Irfan — who was casually wandering outside the crease at the time of the delivery. Taj Wali in the process won the match for his team form an almost improbable position as WAPDA needed just four runs to win from 78 overs with one wicket in hand however.Wali was just about to deliver the ball, when he saw Irfan outside the popping crease and following that, he just flicked the bails of and appealed. Following the law, the umpire had to give Irfan out once the bowler appealed and in the process Peshawar won the match.The on-field umpires — Ahmed Shahab and Faisal Afridi asked the fielding side about rethinking the appeal but they didn’t and Peshawar won by three runs.Talking about the incident later, WAPDA captain Salman Butt said that the game didn’t end in a proper way as sportsman spirit should have been the top priority.”What’s the point of this law when the winning team isn’t proud and ashamed instead?” Butt told ESPNcricinfo. “We had a great game, fully competitive throughout four days, which saw both teams’ fortunes fluctuate. And suddenly this Mankading spoiled it. Sportsman spirit should have been the top priority but the game didn’t end in a proper way. What’s the point of this law when the opponent team despite winning apologises to us?”advertisementHowever, according to the ICC playing regulations, also followed in Pakistan domestic cricket, the dismissal was clearly fair.This is what the MCC rule-book says:”The MCC (Law 42.15) states that “The bowler is permitted, before entering his delivery stride, to attempt to run out the non-striker. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one of the over. If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon as possible.”However, there is a slight difference from that in the ICC rule-book, where the rules were changed since 1st of October 2011The ICC rule and the difference:”The bowler is permitted, before releasing the ball and provided he has not completed his usual delivery swing, to attempt to run out the non-striker. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one of the over. If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal dead ball as soon possible.”