Advertisement
Monday, Oct 18, 2021
Outlook.com

Umpiring Decisions

Daryl Harper and Asoka De Silva's goof-ups leave fans exasperated.

Umpiring Decisions
Umpiring Decisions
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53
Mulling over how he is one of the Chosen People, the protagonist of Fiddler on the Roof says looking at the Lord, "But just this once why don’t you go choose someone else". And that’s the line many cricket fans are repeating as two of the ICC’s chosen panel of "elite" umpires have been goofing up in the last three Tests.

Daryl Harper is the only man in the history of not just first-class but municipality road cricket, to have given a batsman (Sachin in Australia) out lbw after the ball hit his ducking head, and Asoka De Silva stands as confidently as a refugee in the Caribbeans waiting for free rice.

After asking the third umpire to adjudicate something in the second Test that was none of his business, De Silva ruled Sachin out lbw in the third when the ball, according to elementary physics, was going over the bails. Among the many other slips, Harper in the first Test gave Brian Lara out caught behind perhaps deeming that the air around the bat was also part of the wood. Thankfully they will not be around for the final two Tests. ...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Kashmir Civilian Killings: Panicky Migrant Workers Start Leaving Valley

Kashmir Civilian Killings: Panicky Migrant Workers Start Leaving Valley

Some workers shifted to safer localities after militants kill two more labourers from Bihar.

‘Rail Roko’ Hits Railway Operations in Punjab And Haryana

‘Rail Roko’ Hits Railway Operations in Punjab And Haryana

Protest called by SKM demanding removal of Union MoS (home) Ajay Mishra goes on peacefully, commuters affected.

IND vs ENG, T20 World Cup 2021, Live: India Need 35 Runs From 24 Balls

IND vs ENG, T20 World Cup 2021, Live: India Need 35 Runs From 24 Balls

Follow live cricket scores of India vs England T20 World Cup warm-up match in Dubai. Several English players played in the recently concluded IPL in UAE.

Former US Secretary Of State Colin Powell Dies Due To Covid-19 Complications

Former US Secretary Of State Colin Powell Dies Due To Covid-19 Complications

Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace, succumbed to Covid-19 complications at the age of 84, his family said.

Advertisement