• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: The Australian Cricket Control Board has issued a directive banning under-arm bowling in one day matches following the controversial end of Monday's international between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne cricket ground.

  • Description

    1.
    SV: (Mute) Australian captain Greg Chappell in the field at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
    0.05

    2.
    SV: (Mute) New Zealand batsman Brian McKenzie preparing to face last delivery
    0.08

    3.
    SV: (Mute) Greg Chappell in field
    0.11

    4.
    SV and GV: (Mute) Trevor Chappell bowls ball along the ground McKenzie blocks ball throws bat in the air & players start to leave the field. (2 shots)
    0.21

    5.
    SV PAN: (Mute) McKenzie picks up bat and walks off the field with fellow New Zealand batsman
    0.34

    6.
    SCU: New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon commenting on Australian move
    0.46

    7.
    CU: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser comments on Mr. Muldoon's statement and Australian tactics (Overlay of incident)
    1.01


    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    MULDOON: "I described Greg Chappell's actions as an act of cowardice, which I believe it was. And I thought it was most appropriate that the Australian team was dressed in yellow."



    FRASER: "I don't want to respond what Mr. Muldoon has said for one moment, but I do think it was a great pity it occurred. It is certainly contrary to the traditions of the game."





    Initials PM



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: The Australian Cricket Control Board has issued a directive banning under-arm bowling in one day matches following the controversial end of Monday's international between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne cricket ground. Australian captain Greg Chappell sparked the row by ordering his brother Trevor to bowl the last ball of the match along the pitch. New Zealand needed six runs off the last ball to draw the World Series Cup match. Chappell's tactics have drawn bitter criticism from cricket officials in both New Zealand and Australia. The Prime Ministers of the 2 countries have also joined the debate in what has become one of the hottest sporting controversies in many years.

    SYNOPSIS: Greg Chappell was determine to lead the Australian side to victory in the third of the 5 match series. But the tactics he used to secure that victory shocked even the most loyal Australian fans.

    New Zealand batsman Brian McKenzie had only one chance of saving the match but the under arm grubber from bowler Trevor Chappell made a sweeping stroke impossible.

    McKenzie's anger was reflected by a booing crowd, the sporting press cricket authorities and even leading politician, including the Prime Minister of New Zealand Mr. Robert Muldoon who described Chappell's tactic as cowardly.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE51AOG8MXC8JZ8OB256AGWDZJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAE51AOG8MXC8JZ8OB256AGWDZJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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