Perth Now – Ashton Turner has urged domestic umpires to be more accountable for their actions after an embarrassing blunder saw Michael Klinger dismissed from the seventh ball of an over during Perth Scorchers’ big win over Sydney Sixers on Sunday night.

Summary

  • Ashton Turner has urged domestic umpires to be more accountable for their actions after an embarrassing blunder saw Michael Klinger dismissed from the seventh ball of an over during Perth Scorchers’ big win over Sydney Sixers on Sunday night.
  • After Klinger’s dismissal for two, opener Cam Bancroft (87 not out), Turner (60) and No.3 Sam Whiteman (22) made light work of the run chase to reach the target of 178 with seven wickets and seven balls to go.
  • Turner said the umpiring blunder did not affect the match, though it continued the 38-year-old Klinger’s lean run at the top of the order.
  • Klinger was caught off the seventh ball, with the laws of cricket and Big Bash League rules clear that the dismissal was valid because “the over as counted by the umpire shall stand”.
  • Turner, whose match-winning innings maintained his remarkable run of form, considered the miscount was forgiveable, but said the umpires should mirror players by being accountable for their mistakes.


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