Cricket WCup Final Underam Overtones

FILE PHOTO – In this Thursday March 26 file photo Australia’s Michael Clarke waves to the crowd following his team’s 95 run win over India in their Cricket World Cup semifinal in Sydney, Australia. Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the 24 years since cricket’s notorious “underarm incident” but in the sporting arena memories of the incident have dimmed but a little and the shadow it casts is no less.That shadow will inevitably fall over the Melbourne Cricket Ground Sunday when New Zealand and Australia meet in the final of the Cricket World Cup: the incident has become folkloric and is evoked routinely when teams from the nations meet on any significant sporting occasion.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft,File)