Thursday, 31 January 2013

The Question

The executive authorities at go-ahead Edinburgh cricket club Carlton have indicated that they will accept the advice of the Electoral Commission and revise the wording of the appeal that their players use.

There were many batsmen in opposing teams who held that Carlton's proposed wording 'Do you agree that the batsman is out?' invited the answer 'Yes' and so was unfair to batsmen.

The Electoral Commission, having considered the issue at great length and with great exactitude, have recommended that the question be changed to 'Should the batsman be out?'

Opposition players said they were pleased with Carlton's decision.  However several observed that the wording would make no difference when Fantasy Bob was bowling since the Electoral Commission's research had confirmed that he was incapable of getting anyone out.

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