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Mar 29, 2019
IPL 2019, RCB vs MI: Lasith Malinga's unnoticed no ball brings the role of technology and broadcaster into focusWith rich technology available, it should have been possible to ensure that the umpiring error, off the final ball of the game where Malinga's no ball went unnoticed, critical to the outcome of the game, was corrected quickly.
Jan 28, 2019
Ranji Trophy 2018-19: It's not Cheteshwar Pujara’s fault that BCCI does not have enough quality umpiresThe standard of umpiring in Indian domestic cricket has been poor for many seasons now. The most popular quote that captures the state of affairs possibly came from Parthiv Patel. Wrongly given out during Gujarat’s Irani Cup clash against Rest of India in 2017-18, the stump microphone caught him saying, “Umpiring karte kyon ho? – why do you even umpire?”
Oct 23, 2018
Vrinda Rathi and N Janani break barriers as they get ready to become India’s first national women umpiresVrinda Rathi and N Janani recently cleared BCCI’s Level 2 umpiring exam, which makes them eligible to officiate in national level matches in India.
Dec 16, 2017
BCCI organises workshop for domestic umpires with aim to create awareness about DRS protocolsICC umpires coach Dennis Burns and former Australia cricketer-turned-umpire Paul Reiffel addressed the 12 domestic umpires participated in the DRS workshop organised by the BCCI
Feb 03, 2017
India vs England, 3rd T20: Withdrawal of umpire Shamshuddin a sign of worsening times in cricketThe Shamshuddin saga is an indictment of the sport, its administrators, and the supposed experts. The lack of empathy for another human being is a sign of worsening partisan instincts in cricket's watchers.
Dec 09, 2016
India vs England: Umpire Paul Reiffel to miss rest of Mumbai Test after on-field concussionUmpire Paul Reiffel will not officiate in the rest of the ongoing Test between India and England after suffering concussion following a blow to the back of his head.
Oct 23, 2016
BCCI to use DRS: How Virat Kohli led India finally came to the right decisionAfter years of fear and scepticism Indian cricket, prompted by Indian cricket’s greatest current star Virat Kohli, has finally arrived at the correct decision about DRS.
Jun 16, 2016
Billy Bowden's umpiring days virtually over after getting axed from NZC's international panelFlamboyant New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden may have stood in his last international match after being dropped from New Zealand Cricket international panel.
Mar 30, 2016
ICC World T20, 2nd semi-final: Chris Broad to be the match-referee for high-stakes India-West Indies clashChris Broad will be the match referee in the World Twenty 20 semifinal clash between India and the West Indies, a game which will be umpired by Richard Kettleborough and Ian Gould.
Mar 03, 2016
Foul mouths, stupid ideas and inane telecast may make cricket the most gross and profane sport in the worldPerhaps where the most attention should be paid is on the close-ups of players and the easy lip-reading of the foul words used in cricket. The non-English equivalents make sledging sound like a conversation in a convent and it will come as no surprise if warnings are issued before the games start, asking adults to exercise parental caution if children are part of the TV audience and children are certainly watching