India to lodge protest with match referee against umpiring

Mumbai, Jan 2 (UNI) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has directed the team management in Australia to lodge a protest with the ICC match referee Mike Procter against the umpiring decisions on the first day of the second Test against the host at Sydney.

Board Vice-President Rajiv Shukla told newspersons here that they had asked the team management to lodge a protest to the ICC match referee against the wrong umpiring decisions today.

''The wrong decisions made by Bucknor have been commented upon by all cricketers and analysts alike,'' he said.

Australian batsman Andrew Symonds was caught by M S Dhoni off Ishant Sharma when on 30 but to the horror of the Indian team, Bucknor decided he was not out. Symonds went on to score an unbeaten 137 to spearhead a great recovery after the hosts were tottering at 134 for six at one stage.

Symonds was also given another 'life' by third umpire Bruce Oxenford, who ruled him not out when he was stumped by Dhoni off Anil Kumble a little later.


Story first published: Wednesday, January 2, 2008, 22:03 [IST]
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