India’s foremost cricket writer Prem Panicker writes that India should not walk out of the Australia tour at this juncture.
“Rather, they should play in Perth under protest. I’m not suggesting black armbands; they should play with one self-imposed rule: Never appeal.
“Not for caught-behind, not for field or slip catches, and not at all for LBWs.
“Never once look at the umpire.
“If the batsman walks after edging to the slips, fine. But if he stands his ground like Michael Clarke did (and later told a reporter that he stood because he is not a walker and was waiting for the umpire’s decision), just carry on with the next delivery. If a fielder completes a catch, just throw it back to the bowler and continue bowling. As for run-outs and stumpings, don’t even bother.”
Read the Prem Panicker blog: Smoke Signals