Those were ~~human errors~~ by umpires: Chappell

Published: Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Jaisalmer: Former India coach Greg Chappell believes that the mistakes made by the umpires in the controversial Sydney Test could best be termed as ''human errors'' but the team which played better won the Test.

Talking to UNI, Chappell said ''those were human errors and the third umpire also could make mistake as technology available today is not foolproof.'' Chappel who is on a vacation here also refrained himself from speaking anything by India's recently appointed coach Gary Kirsten.

''I don't know much about Kirsten and can not comment on his calibre to turn around the side.'' He further said ''In the last few years I have seen cricket evolving very fast and the cricketers today have to be very athletic.''

The former Australian captain said the evolution of game and cricketers has to be given due consideration during team selection as it helps team in running between the wicket and putting up a better fielding performance.

He said he was happy the way Twenty20 cricket is shaping as it adds more thrill and excitement in the game. ''Twenty20 is very thriling and winning is a challenge in this format of the game. It gives the younger players a chance to prove their mettle.''

Chappell has been appointed as the chief of 'Future Cricket Academy' in Rajasthan and said that he is on a talent hunt in Rajasthan and wants to groom young Rajasthan cricketers for the international challenge.


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