World Twenty20: England captain Stuart Broad fined for criticising umpires

Jonathan Liew Stuart Broad was at the centre of a new storm on Sunday after he was fined by the ICC for criticising the umpires for their decision to continue play amid a lightning strike during England's World...


T20 Match referee overruled umpires: South African coach

Hashim Amla was caught and bowled by Clint McKay.

Both sides deemed it a worthwhile exercise, but the rain-hit Twenty20 clash between Australia and South Africa in Durban almost didn't go ahead.


Umpires need a hand to keep up with pace of modern game

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Dean Jones I BELIEVE it is time the ICC followed the AFL's example and introduced three umpires on the ground. The game today has become so quick the two umpires standing cannot keep up.

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Shortage of umpires may mean Billy Bowden may be called in for Ashes Tests

The Ashes 2006-2007  FAIRFAX. SPORT. BRISBANE. ASHES.  Umpire Billy Bowden is hit by the ball at the Gabba on the third day of the Ashes in Brisbane.  Picture by Paul Harris.  Saturday 25 November 2006

Chris Barrett With Tony Hill set to be sidelined a door has opened for an Ashes return for the eccentric Billy Bowden.


Cricket umpires to broadcast DRS decisions to spectators and viewers

Calling for the third umpire.

Chris Barrett The International Cricket Council plans to have its third umpires publicly explain their decisions to crowds and television viewers, though not in this series.

TV sting accuses six umpires of fixing


Chris Barrett Indian TV station says it has exposed six leading cricket umpires willing to fix matches.


Umpires suspended over fix claim

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Jesse Hogan International Cricket Council defended its bid to strengthen its corruption-busting division.

CA wants umpires to think of the fans

Australia cricket team vs Sri Lanka in the International One day cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground .Play suspended until further notice due to wet weather at the SCG.

Chloe Saltau THE embarrassment of last month's abandoned one-dayer at the SCG has prompted Cricket Australia to implore the ICC to relax its standards for getting teams back on the field after rain.


Pakistan bans umpires over spot-fixing

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Lahore Nadeem Ghauri suspended for four years and domestic umpire Anis Siddiqui for three.

Two Sri Lanka umpires banned over TV sting

Colombo Program claimed the pair were willing to make favourable decisions during matches for cash.


Umpires' errors embarrass the ICC

Stuart Broad.

Chloe Saltau ICC embarrassed by a diabolical umpiring decision on the second day.

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Call for umpires only to use DRS

Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau, London, and Jon Tuxworth, Canberra Brad Haddin believes decision review system should be taken out of players' hands.

ICC backs umpires, DRS over Ashes drama

Dubai The International Cricket Council has backed the three umpires and the use of technology in the game following a controversial first Ashes Test.


Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke fumes as umpires haul Australia's batsmen off ground for bad light


Chris Barrett An annoyed Michael Clarke has remonstrated with umpires after they ordered players off the ground for bad light on Sunday, but rain has also intervened to leave the tourists' Ashes comeback hopes in...

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Relations fine with umpires: Clarke

Umpire Marais Erasmus checks the light at Old Trafford.

Chris Barrett More uproar on final day concerning much maligned decision review system.

Ashes umpires 'cracked under pressure': Haddin

Brad Haddin

Chris Barrett Both teams have been left scratching their heads throughout the Ashes series, says the Australian wicketkeeper.

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Umpires could have handled it better: Boof

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Australian coach Darren Lehmann says the umpires could have handled better the tense finale to the fifth Test that led to play being abandoned for bad light and Michael Clarke in a physical...

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Aussies into finals as Indians grumble about umpires

Andrew Wu David Hussey ensured India found itself in another bizarre controversy, as Cricket Australia last night avoided the prospect of having to stage an embarrassing finals series minus the home team.

Umpires' decisions are final in ODIs

Umpires face another two months of intense scrutiny of their adjudication thanks to India's refusal to allow the decision review system to be used for the tri-series one-day tournament that follows...

Umpires don't need to be God, says Dhoni

Indian captain MS Dhoni says a series of umpiring errors which helped Australia in the second innings of the MCG Test have not softened his opposition to the decision review system.