England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day July 13, 2013

'An appalling piece of umpiring'

ESPNcricinfo staff
Reactions to Stuart Broad's decision to stand his ground against an appeal on the third day of the first Ashes Test

"What Stuart Broad did amounts to the same thing as [Denesh] Ramdin. He knew he had hit the ball. The ICC fined Ramdin and suspended him for 'actions that were contrary to the spirit of the game'. What Stuart Broad did is contrary to the spirit of the game. He played the ball and stayed there."
Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding

"Don't have a problem with Stuart Broad not walking its a decision which he will have to live with! #Ashes."
Former Australian allrounder Tom Moody

"If you start banning players who don't walk, Australia wouldn't have a team"
Former England captain, Ian Botham

So should a bowler call back the batter when he knows its a bad decision ? Of course not , I'm bored of this !
Former England captain, Andrew Flintoff

"Just saw the Broad dismissal ... sorry non-dismissal. No issue with him not walking but an appalling piece of umpiring. Hard to fathom."
Paul Marsh, Australia Cricketers' Association CEO

"You can pinch the soap from a hotel without shame but you can't rob the safe. There are many grades of grey in cricket's spirit."
Australian journalist Peter Lalor

"Once, professionalism explained walking: it was mutual respect between pros. Now, professionalism excuses not walking. Pathetic."
Australian journalist Greg Baum

"Australians have a reputation (other than Gilchrist) for not walking, not sure I've ever seen anything like that before with Broad's edge!"
Writer and broadcaster Mihir Bose

"I have no problem with batsmen not walking if there is 1% of doubt. But Broad 100% knew he was out, and cheated. Unacceptable."
Journalist and television host, Piers Morgan

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