‘People Just do Nothing’ star Chabuddy G has been getting himself excited for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup by hanging out with some of the some of the sport’s most passionate fans and figures.
The comedian, taking on the cricket-inspired name ‘Chabuddy CWC’, has been enlisted as the Official Guide to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, and tasked to learn more about the game he claims to love from cricketing legends, personalities and fans.
In the third of three videos in a series of four comedy cricket films, the self-proclaimed ‘cricket connoisseur’ joined legendary retired umpire Dickie Bird in a hilarious guide to cricket umpiring.
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Chabuddy G (right) presented his guide to cricket umpiring alongside Dickie Bird
The legendary umpire (left) looked bemused as TV star said it was time switch up the signals
WHO IS CHABUDDY G?
Chabuddy G is a character in the British television mockumentary sitcom People Just Do Nothing.
The programme follows the lives of MC Grindah and DJ Beats, who run Kurupt FM, a pirate radio station broadcasting UK garage and drum and bass from Brentford.
The main characters are MC Grindah, DJ Beats, DJ Steves, and their entrepreneurial manager, Chabuddy G, played by Asim Chaudry.
Having swapped the traditional cricket whites and spikes for a modern one-day international look featuring leopard print detailing and smart black brogues, Chabuddy introduces Bird as ‘the geezer who decides’ if a wicket is a wicket.
‘I’m here with legendary cricket referee Dickie Bird’, he says before the 85-year-old corrects his terminology.
A bemused bird then watches on as Chabuddy, real name Asim Chaudhry, claims cricket was invented in 1992 and says it’s time they switched up the umpire signals.
He goes on to suggest the sign for a four is replaced by a dab while the signal for a six should be a form of the Indian ‘Bhangra’ dance.
The People Just Do Nothing star suggest a dab should replace the signal for a four
He then proposed the signal for a six should be changed to a bit of Indian Bhangra dancing
WORLD CUP DATES
May 30: England vs South Africa
May 31 – July 6: Group matches
July 9: Semi-final 1
July 11: Semi-final 2
July 14: Final
Chabuddy continues to add that umpires should perform a kung-fu kick for a leg-bye before taking his position behind the stumps in the nets to put his new methods into action.
The batsman goes on to play a simple pull shot but Chabuddy responds by giving him out for LBW as Bird shakes his head.
Talking about his role as Official Guide to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Chabuddy CWC said: ‘I love loads of sports. I like a bit of kicky ball, I like the punchy man, I like golf, but there’s one sport which stays true in my heart, and that’s cricket.
Bird was at a loss for words as Chabuddy continued to reinvent the rules of the game
‘Now I know the football’s not coming home, but the cricket is, and your buddy Chabuddy is going to be your guide. The music, the singing, the costumes. The fans are what make cricket the best day out.
‘Tickets for next year will be like an endangered species, so enter the ballot now. Howzat!’
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be held in England and Wales between 30 May – 14 July 2019. Host nation England will open the tournament at The Oval on May 30 when they take on South Africa, while reigning champions Australia start their title defence on June 1 against Afghanistan in Bristol. The World Cup will conclude when the final takes place at Lord’s on Sunday, July 14.
To apply for tickets in the Public Ballot, applicants must register an account via the Official Cricket World Cup Ticketing website: http://tickets.cricketworldcup.com
Chabuddy proceeded to give the batsman out for LBW after he played a simple pull shot