ICC wants commentators to be 'fair'

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Holding criticised umpires Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Chris Gaffaney in the group game in Nottingham for caving in to pressure created by constant appealing by the Australians, who won the match by 15 runs. Holder later noted that it seemed all the erroneous calls in the match had gone against the West Indies.

"We are allowed to analyse players' strengths and weaknesses, pick apart players' techniques and faults yet when an umpire makes a cock-up, he is supposed to be protected?"

In the match at Trent Bridge, West Indies opener Chris Gayle received two reprieves on review after being given out on both occasions.

West Indies skipper Jason Holder was also at the receiving end of an umpiring blunder after being adjudged lbw off Adam Zampa but replays suggested the ball had pitched outside leg stump.

He termed the umpiring as "atrocious" after several decisions went against West Indies following which the production head of ICC's rights partner Sunset & Vine Asia Huw Bevan shot an email addressed to Holding, according to a report in The Times of India. ICC TV's duty is to reflect the values (above) and not to cast doubt or negative judgement on anything associated with the tournament in our coverage. It further goes on to say that "this is exactly the kind of thing we need to avoid putting on air".

Bevan added: "It's critical for us that we should never amplify umpires' mistakes by giving airtime to those incidents nor show the umpires in bad light".

But Holding wrote a strong reply to the ICC, the Times of India reported.


In a terse reply Holding questioned why he was the only commentator included on the email chain and added: "If those umpires yesterday were Federation Internationale de Football Association officials, they would have been told to pack their bags and head home".

Legendary Pakistan seamer Waqar Younis believes the national team have to recall spinner Shadab Khan for their World Cup clash against India on Sunday.

He also demanded high umpiring standards at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He also added. "As a former cricketer, I think cricket should be held to a higher standard". But even the English rain was not enough to deter them from whetting their satirical chops and using them against the helpless ICC, which is now left with little option but to fearless the barbs.

Holding, on his part, was vociferous in his email.

In a rather unfortunate turn of events, a war of words seems to have broken out between the International Cricket Council (ICC), and one of the lead commentators for the Cricket World Cup.

"I guess honest mistakes from the umpires, I don't want to get into the officiating part, but it's just ironic", the all-rounder said after his team's defeat.

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