Umpiring irregularity resurfaces in cricket

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 19,2019 | Updated: 23:46, Nov 18,2019


A viral video on facebook on Monday once again put the umpiring irregularities in country’s domestic circuit on the forefront and imposed questions over Bangladesh Cricket Board’s claims of ridding corruption from the root level.

In a video that made its way to members of the country’s cricketing fraternity, a number of players were seen using foul language while accusing two on-field umpires of making biased decisions to help their opposing team win the match.

The match referee and police officers then entered the field to diffuse the situation as the umpires in question fled from the scene, but the incensed players continued their rant.

This incident took place after the conclusion of the third-division match between Dhaka Royal Cricketers and Kamrangirchor Sporting Club at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Sunday.

Kamrangirchor won the match, but Dhaka Royals accused the umpires of giving four blatant wrong decisions against them.

BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury confirmed New Age that the video was brought under the board’s attention and said that they will take necessary actions after reviewing the incident.

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