Umpiring errors spoil sport at Jaipur

Written by: Prem Chand G
Published: Monday, February 22, 2010, 14:04 [IST]
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Umpiring errors spoil sport at Jaipur

Jaipur: It is high time for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take initiative to introduce enough technology in the Cricket.

India's one-run victory over South Africa in the first One-dayer in Jaipur was not enough to say that they are best.

Even though Dhoni blames the bowlers for their poor performance, on the other hand the umpires too are at fault.

After winning the toss, South African asked India to bat first and posted a competitive total of 298/9. In reply the tourists made only 297 for the loss of 10 wickets in their alloted 50 Overs.

India vs South Africa, 1st Jaipur ODI - Scorecard

In the Indian innings there was an appeal for run out by South African player Boseman, to the umpire which was turned down.

However, the TV replay showed that the umpire's decision was wrong and Ashish Nehra should have been declared "Out".

The umpire repeated the similar mistake during the South African innings. In the very first over Praveen Kumar appealed for an LBW and the umpire showed no interest in lifting his hand. But the Television replay revealed that the ball hitting the pad first and going towards the middle stump.

Earlier these mistakes were committed by the ground umpires but in this case even the third umpire failed to take the right decision.

But of course all the Television Umpire errors can be covered by using the word called "Benefit of Doubt".

At least from now ICC need to pull up their socks in making Cricket more Technological.

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