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brucetiki

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There was no doubt that the batsman was out, and the 3rd umpire got it wrong. The only question was whether this should be attributed to incompetence or bias. Never attribute anything to malice, which can be easily explained by incompetence.

Either way, neither the officiating or video umpire should be in charge of any further matches in the foreseeable future.
There's probably an element of bias, but I'd dare say it's more incompetence.

The Indians have never been renowned for having quality umpires (hence their absence from the Elite panel despite being the largest cricketing country). It would be akin to FIFA not having any English referees accredited for internationals.
 

Peter Doherty

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There was another one where the Indian batsman didn't play a shot, very clearly had his bat behind his pad, was not playing a shot. England appeal for LBW, given not out, it hit outside the line of off, went for the review and the umpires say the batsman was playing a shot.

Is Dominic Thornley back for NSW today?
 

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The home umpiring in India has been pretty terrible.

The other day the Indians went up in unison to appeal and in one camera angle you could see the square leg umpire also go up, disgraceful stuff.
Next you'll tell me it all evened out as he later lost half his match payment for dissent.
 

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There was another one where the Indian batsman didn't play a shot, very clearly had his bat behind his pad, was not playing a shot. England appeal for LBW, given not out, it hit outside the line of off, went for the review and the umpires say the batsman was playing a shot.

Is Dominic Thornley back for NSW today?
'Offering a shot' is not reviewable. Once that isthe reason the field umpire gave it not out it was not out it can't be overturned on review.

Of course by the rules the field umpire isn't supposed to say why it's not out, but the umpires often told Lyon during the test series.
 
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'Offering a shot' is not reviewable. Once that isthe reason the field umpire gave it not out it was not out it can't be overturned on review.

Of course by the rules the field umpire isn't supposed to say why it's not out, but the umpires often told Lyon during the test series.
The umpires do have to tell them now I believe, in regards to whether he adjudged that they'd played a shot anyway
 

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