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« Reply #165 on: Thu 28 Jan 2021 10:40 »
Sharma is obviously very highly thought of! I really hope it goes well for him and Chaudhary. I wonder if they might consider Chaudhary and Shamshuddin together to give Menon a rest depending on how the first 2 tests go!

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« Reply #166 on: Thu 28 Jan 2021 12:39 »
I do think itís good and wise given the circumstances to see the non elite umpires get experience in test matches at the moment. However to play devils advocate, Paul Reiffel and Richard Illingworth travelled out to Dubai for the IPL and now Alex Wharf and others have travelled to Dubai for the T10 league.
Surely a Test series of the magnitude of India v England should have international umpires instead of these franchise limited over tournaments.
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« Reply #167 on: Fri 29 Jan 2021 11:57 »
I do think itís good and wise given the circumstances to see the non elite umpires get experience in test matches at the moment. However to play devils advocate, Paul Reiffel and Richard Illingworth travelled out to Dubai for the IPL and now Alex Wharf and others have travelled to Dubai for the T10 league.
Surely a Test series of the magnitude of India v England should have international umpires instead of these franchise limited over tournaments.

The Umpires for the T10 league in Dubai have so far been from England and Sri Lanka. Interestingly, Ian Gould is a Match Referee for this tournament. I wonder if he has now retired from the County Umpires list and will now be one of the ECBís Cricket Liasion Officers/Referee?

England:
Alex Wharf
Nigel Llong
Billy Taylor
Paul Baldwin

Sri Lanka:
Lyndon Hannibal
Ranamore Martinez

Match Refereeís both from England:
Ian Gould
Chris Broad

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« Reply #168 on: Sat 13 Feb 2021 12:14 »
A bit of nightmare for Anil Chaudhary in the TV umpires chair today.

First of all the Rohit Sharma stumping, for me there was nothing behind the line. Having said that it was extremely close, can somewhat forgive Chaudhary for giving him not out on that occasion.

However the Rahane catch, well what a shocking decision. Inexplicable for him not to follow the footage all the way through, if he had he would have seen it clearly came off Rahaneís glove and he would have been out.

Fortunately for England, both decisions werenít that costly as both batsmen were dismissed soon after.

Unfortunately with home umpires, accusations of bias will come in regarding these decisions. Itís a shame I thought Chaudhary had a reasonable test debut on field in the first test, and Nitin Menon was outstanding in the first test match. Menon also let himself down today with poor decision to give Pant out caught behind, when there was clear daylight between bat and ball.

Hopefully just a one off bad day at the office for the umpires today!
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« Reply #169 on: Sat 13 Feb 2021 15:16 »
A bit of nightmare for Anil Chaudhary in the TV umpires chair today.

First of all the Rohit Sharma stumping, for me there was nothing behind the line. Having said that it was extremely close, can somewhat forgive Chaudhary for giving him not out on that occasion.

However the Rahane catch, well what a shocking decision. Inexplicable for him not to follow the footage all the way through, if he had he would have seen it clearly came off Rahaneís glove and he would have been out.

Fortunately for England, both decisions werenít that costly as both batsmen were dismissed soon after.

Unfortunately with home umpires, accusations of bias will come in regarding these decisions. Itís a shame I thought Chaudhary had a reasonable test debut on field in the first test, and Nitin Menon was outstanding in the first test match. Menon also let himself down today with poor decision to give Pant out caught behind, when there was clear daylight between bat and ball.

Hopefully just a one off bad day at the office for the umpires today!


I heard a rumour Lee Mason was the TV umpire...
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« Reply #170 on: Sat 13 Feb 2021 18:33 »
I have to say the surface for the second test is a disgrace.
Itís so disappointing that the reputation of test cricket hits the floor when groundstaff are allowed to prepare sub standard wickets.
The deliveries shouldnít be turning square from ball 1!

As for the tv umpiring today... what a shambles.

A poor day for Indian cricket aside from the score!


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« Reply #171 on: Sun 14 Feb 2021 11:02 »
More poor umpiring today. Can someone explain how Rohit played a shot there. Thought Joe Root was going to explode when umpire said he had??
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« Reply #172 on: Sun 14 Feb 2021 13:09 »
More poor umpiring today. Can someone explain how Rohit played a shot there. Thought Joe Root was going to explode when umpire said he had??

Umpires have been dreadful in this test. Inexperience coming through
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« Reply #173 on: Sun 14 Feb 2021 14:49 »
Appointments havenít been announced yet for the next 2 test matches, I wonder if thereís a chance of neutral umpires being appointed?

I read that Illingworth or Gough are off to the PSL, Gaffaney and Reiffel went to the IPL last year. Surely if umpires can travel to domestic tournaments they can travel for such a high profile series? The problem isnít that Menon, Chaudhary etc are from India, its that they hardly have any experience.

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« Reply #174 on: Tue 16 Feb 2021 14:21 »
I havenít actually seen any of the second test, so canít particularly comment however, I thought Menon and Chaudhary were superb in match 1. Itís a shame to hear the team have had a challenging match in game 2.

The rest of the series poses some intriguing questions. If the plan is to appoint Indian umpires to all tests, I think it would be really unfair on Menon to have him stand in 4 back-to-back tests matches. Even umpires more experienced than he would find that incredibly challenging. If so, which two Indian umpires could stand together? Chaudhary and Shamshuddin? Or was it always the intention to have a neutral umpire in place for matches 3 & 4? If so, why not matches 1 & 2?

And to add further fuel on the fire, how the hell can neutral umpires travel for franchise leagues but not test cricket!?! Test cricket should be the pinnacle of the game, and I can see no reason for teams of umpires to travel staying in their own bubble. The officials during Englandís home summer stayed in the bubble throughout the series. How is that different to elite panel umpires travelling and staying in a bubble? All very bizarre, especially when Illingworth was allowed to travel to Bangladesh!
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« Reply #175 on: Thu 18 Feb 2021 08:08 »
India V England

3rd Test
Umpires: Nitin Menon and Anil Chaudhary
Third Umpire: Chettithody Shamshuddin
Fourth Umpire: K N Ananthapadmanabhan
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

4th Test
Umpires: Nitin Menon and Virender Sharma
Third Umpire: Anil Chaudhary
Fourth Umpire: Chettithody Shamshuddin
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

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« Reply #176 on: Thu 18 Feb 2021 08:17 »
Interesting! I think itís a mistake having an umpire stand in 4 tests back to back under such pressure, hereís hoping Menon can deal with it, especially as it sounds like he didnít have the best of games in match 2. Chaudhary deserves another on field appointment as he was good in the first match. Strange that Shamshuddin, the most experienced of Indiaís international panel doesnít get a game? Similar happened in South Africa with Shaun George. Obviously the ICC has no plans for them going forward!

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« Reply #177 on: Thu 18 Feb 2021 08:23 »
I too think itís a mistake giving Menon all 4 test matches. It seems like the ICC want at least one elite umpire in every test match and wonít deviate from that!

Itís also been confirmed that Menon will be the on-field umpire in all three ODIs. However, his partner for each game is yet to be confirmed.

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« Reply #178 on: Thu 18 Feb 2021 09:27 »
Hereís hoping the BCCI have common sense and let him have the T20 series off!

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« Reply #179 on: Fri 19 Feb 2021 11:10 »
Seems the Indian Captain ahs got away with his dreadful behavior after Root given not out. Unless someone knows different