Jon Harris responds to Dr. Edwards
It is incumbent upon me to respond to the CCA President's letter posted on the web site on October 5, 2002.
As a method of
'deconstructing' what the President has written, I have interspersed my
comments into the letter he wrote.
Re: Canadian Cricket Umpires Association
Dr. Geoff Edwards, President CCA 05.10.02
Cricket Association has LONG BEFORE Robert Weekes arrived, attempted to
put in place a National
What a wonderful set up phrase 'attempted to put in place' with the operative word being ATTEMPTED. Implicit in that word is FAILURE. (jh.)
If Mr. Harris
wished to be truthful, he would also have stated this and also that we
recommend that as a National body that we
Another wonderful set up phrase 'we recommend that as a National body that we have associations of umpires' with the operative word RECOMMEND. Implicit in that word is that some other body outside the CCA is to do the work. That is precisely what I witnessed at the last Toronto Umpires Association as reported on 23.09.02 "Toronto Umpires brush aside pitch for expansion" (jh).
THERE IS NO RELATION
AT ALL TO ROBERT WEEKES AND THE QUOTED ARTICLE. Hmmm ... no relation...
The T&D UA were asked to consider being a leading force in re-igniting a National Association.
The operative word is RE-IGNITING. How can something be 're-ignited' when it has never exited, despite all the claimed 'attempts'. The President of the Toronto Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association, (T&D UA is yet another goof/inconsistency), unequivocally declined the request to consider being a leading force in re-igniting a National Association with a pronouncement that the TCU&SA had more than enough to do. (jh).
Colin Hoare and
others like Tony Gudgin have LONG taught and accredited umpires across
Canada and even in the United
We are all subject
to our own subjectivity, and that even includes the CCA President, but
I doubt he would understand the concept. Perhaps some of the masses of
cricketers who have post-secondary qualifications would care to care to
give it a try. (jh).
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