ADELAIDE – Wrong decision of Umar Akmal out left a big question mark on the umpiring quality of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Steve Devis was the umpire who give the controversial decision of Umar Akmal after field umpire referred the decision to the third umpire.
Former Pakistani all rounder and famous commentator Ramiz Raja said that still there are so much errors in the umpiring although ICC introduces latest technology regarding to umpiring system.
Shoaib Akhtar said that Pakistan should protest again this decision.
Stephen James Davis is a current Australian Test cricket match umpire, from South Australia. He was appointed to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in April 2008
On 3 March 2009, Davis was one of the officials caught in the attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team by terrorists in Lahore, Pakistan. In the aftermath, he and his colleagues, Simon Taufeland Chris Broad, were critical of the Pakistan security forces’ response to the incident. Earlier, South African team also imposed serious allegation Devis regarding his allegation.
Earlier, James Taylor was denied a maiden international century by an umpiring error as Australia opened their World Cup campaign with a crushing defeat of England.
“Following Australia’s 111-run win over England in the Group A ICC Cricket World Cup clash at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday night, the Playing Control Team (PCT) met and reviewed the final ball of the game which resulted in James Anderson being given run out,” an ICC statement said.
“Article 3.6a of Appendix 6 of the Decision Review System Playing Conditions states that the ball should have been deemed dead when the batsman (James Taylor) was given out LBW. No further runs or dismissals were possible.
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