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Edgbaston, England – Irony hung heavily in the air last night, as following a day of Test cricket cut short by a controversial ruling on bad light, England’s end of play press conference was in turn suspended when a light bulb blew in a nearby corridor, plunging the assembled press and players into what was officially described as “an unworkable level of darkness.”

With the quality of light plummeting from an intense luminosity to a slightly less intense luminosity, match referee, Roshan Mahanama, was moved to act after it became clear that Edgbaston only stocked 40 watt replacement blubs rather than the ICC stipulated standard of 60 watts.

When asked to explain his decision Mr Mahanama would only comment, “We have to be fair to the players. It’s just too dangerous for them to be in a darkened room when Michael Henderson and Stephen Brenkley are operating.”


In other news from the fourth day’s play, Google Inc, owners of the popular internet search engine, have made an official complaint to the West Indies Cricket Board after their online translation service was overloaded with requests for the phrase “Yea Viv talk nah” to be deciphered into a meaningful sentence. It’s understood the American based company are treating yesterday’s paper borne message from Denesh Ramdin as the trigger for a coordinated Denial of Service attack.

Ramdin has subsequently issued a statement about his behaviour, although the explanation will remain a mystery until Google Translate is back online.