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    Umpires for the Ashes

    Australia v England 2013-14

    Brisbane Aleem Dar/Kumar Dharmasena............ TV: Marias Erasmus
    Adelaide Marias Erasmus/Kumar Dharmasena... . TV: Tony Hill
    Perth Marias Erasmus/Billy Bowden............... TV: Tony Hill
    Melbourne Aleem Dar/Kumar Dharmasena............. TV: Billy Bowden
    Sydney Aleem Dar/Marias Erasmus.................. TV: Tony Hill
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    were the any other possibilities.
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    dharmasena's the blind one right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    dharmasena's the blind one right?
    Apologies if this is ableist


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    At least Hill can only mess up on tv this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    were the any other possibilities.
    Wouldn't have minded the Indian guy who did the Bangladesh v NZ game last month. He was better than most I have seen lately but as he only has one game I doubt he was considered at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    dharmasena's the blind one right?
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    Apologies if this is ableist
    yeah should we warned for this.

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    ****ing Bowden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    ****ing Bowden.
    At least Tony Hill isn't at the other end to him. That would be a nightmare!
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    Interesting that the most important test series in cricket can't even be allocated Elite Panel umpires for all 5 matches.

    Tony Hill being kept to TV duties is surely a sign that he'll be dumped when their contracts are up next... he is older than Koertzen when he retired and nearly as old as Bucknor when he retired.
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    Dharmasena, Bowden and Hill is a perfect umpiring storm of ineptitude.

    And surely saying Dharmasena's blind isn't ableist any more than saying his eyes are painted on or he's umpiring in Braille?

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    Bowden is terrible but I'm hoping to see an excellent series for DRS, so it shouldn't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Dharmasena, Bowden and Hill is a perfect umpiring storm of ineptitude.

    And surely saying Dharmasena's blind isn't ableist any more than saying his eyes are painted on or he's umpiring in Braille?
    Sounds as though I wasn't watching his end closely enough, or I was put off by Dar having the worst series I've seen from him in the last Ashes, but Dharmasena didn't seem terrible. Well I wouldn't out him as low as the other two.

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