BCCI to take umpiring decisions to ICC

New Delhi, Jan 6 (UNI) After a consistent exhibition of poor umpiring in the second Test at Sydney by the on-field umpires, angry BCCI officials have decided to lodge a formal complain to ICC against the umpiring.

Steve Bucknor today on the last day of the second Test adjudged Dravid out for 38, while Mark Benson declared Ganguly out in another controversial decision.

BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla today said ''BCCI President Sharad Pawar has directed officials to lodge a official complain against the umpiring in the Sydney Test. The letter to the ICC will be sent today.'' ''The quality of umpiring has been unacceptable. We do not consider it to be neutral,'' Shukla said.

Shukla was shocked at the way Dravid and Ganguly were given out on the last day of the Sydney Test saying, ''We need to take a hard look at the decisions. Dravid's and Ganguly's dismissals are shocking. This is not the way umpiring is done.'' BCCI's chief administrative officer, Ratnakar Shetty said, ''We'll take up the matter with ICC after the match is over.'' Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar too came out with strong criticism against the decisions made by the umpires in the second Test which India eventually lost by 122 runs.


Story first published: Sunday, January 6, 2008, 15:34 [IST]
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