Canindia News – New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The umpiring howler in Thursday’s match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) had the cricketing world sit up.

Summary

  • Speaking to IANS, a senior Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official said that the howler in Thursday’s match was waiting to happen since there have been no proper assessment and judgement.
  • The process that was followed earlier was that the umpires were assessed during the year by a panel of former umpires who were on the Umpires Committee.
  • The official went on to add that the decision to disband all committees by the CoA has meant that there is no umpires’ committee and the process being followed to recruit umpires is anything but foolproof.
  • Another BCCI official spoke about how domestic matches were started without even buying video equipments and that too has hit the assessment process.
  • As a result, one of the biggest disasters was that for the first time since 2008, the Umpiring Project of the BCCI was hamstrung due to lack of video equipment which was the bedrock of umpire assessment,” he said.

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