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    Which nation has the dodgiest umpires?

    As a cricket fan since the late 1970's, I witnessed many a series where the umpires where both from the home country

    I read few a cricket books where players slated the umps from India & Pakistan, but since we hardly got any TV coverage of those games its hard to comment

    I can comment on the rest though and I would have to say the AUSTRALIAN umpires were definetly the worst. Hair called Muli and for that I respect him, but apart from that him and the rest of the Aussie umps used to just downright cheats. (Im talking about the days were Australia were far from No 1.)

    Getting someone like Chappell or Border out LBW was just damn near impossible!

    Im not saying NZ were faultless...as I firmly believe the WI were absolutley robbed when we beat them at Home in 1981

    Best and fairest umpires ever = England

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    Gee, you do look like you enjoy controversial threads, eh?

    I don't think I can single out a particular nation in this day and age, where the umpires are strictly regulated and very professional, although I can believe that maybe in the '70s there might have been a few shady characters.
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    LOL

    Im not trying to cause trouble, just looking for some intelligent debate

    I even admit NZ aint faultless and England is the best!

    I reckon EVERY other country knows what its like to be consistantly robbed by the Aussie umps, particulary in their tri nations ODI series

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    Fear not. You're not one of the troublemakers I'm referring to.

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    Bring them on, any fan who has watched knows what i speak of is the truth

    Apologies for the Muli thread, just had to have my say on something I feel very passionate about, I dont like cheats ruining my beautiful game

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    1. Australia
    2. Sri Lanka
    3. Pakistan
    4. India

    I had once heard of a stat of how the lbw decisions for a home country and away country had the most bias in Australia. Some of the umpiring there pre neutral umpires was shocking in tests. Langer not given out for that clear inside edge in the partnership he shared with Gilchrist!

    Sri Lanka is just plain crap .. K.T.Francis any one

    Pakistan have been bias earlier on but with guys like Aleem Dar, the standard appears to have improved.

    Barring Venkat, India has never managed quality umpires.

    England are funny in the sense their umpires seem to give decisions in favour of the opposition team rather than neutral or the home teams!

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    hi

    dodgiest umpires u say ehh??? well i will juss say this england upmires r the most efficient and respected but a few very promising young uns can be seen lately from other countries too.......saleem dur.......bowden.......
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    The most critizised umps at the moment appear to be Bucknor and Sheperd and the most respected appear to be Taufel and Bowden.

    But they all make mistakes its just when and where that seems to be important.

    Alim Dar seems to be another ump subjected to poor sportsmanship.

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    Sri Lankan umpires are the worst.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scallywag
    Alim Dar seems to be another ump subjected to poor sportsmanship.
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    Dar is a plonker

    Bucknor used to be brilliant but I suspect his eyes are failing him, he wont be around for long

    Ian Robinson from Zimbabwe cost NZ a series vs Australia (against all odds) IMO too

    Ive met Billy Bowden quite a few times, hes a clown but he actually suprises me by being a pretty good umpire

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    I think it will get harder and harder for the ICC to replace the umpires as they retire.

    Think about it would you want to umpire today knowing whatever you do right or wrong there will be one set of fans who want to blame you for their teams failure to win. Vaughan has come out and critizised the umpires in the press during a game and I suspect it will lead to further outbursts from cricketers. Players, comentators, coaches and fans make mistakes but they all expect the umpire to be infaliable.

    Probably the most sensible thing I have heard is the umpiring can only match the standard of the game, that said it would seem reasonable to expect the highest standard of umpiring when Australia are playing and as Australian umpires dont umpire Australia they are stuck with the lower standard of cricket and thus the lower standard of umpiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scallywag
    I think it will get harder and harder for the ICC to replace the umpires as they retire.

    Think about it would you want to umpire today knowing whatever you do right or wrong there will be one set of fans who want to blame you for their teams failure to win. Vaughan has come out and critizised the umpires in the press during a game and I suspect it will lead to further outbursts from cricketers. Players, comentators, coaches and fans make mistakes but they all expect the umpire to be infaliable.

    Probably the most sensible thing I have heard is the umpiring can only match the standard of the game, that said it would seem reasonable to expect the highest standard of umpiring when Australia are playing and as Australian umpires dont umpire Australia they are stuck with the lower standard of cricket and thus the lower standard of umpiring.

    are you saying that only Autralian umpires are at higher standards ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by nookie_lk
    are you saying that only Autralian umpires are at higher standards ???
    I for one am relieved I dont have to see more of guys like Peter Parker and that umpire from the past who was charged for child molesting. Most of the Australian umpires I have seen have been poorer than the avg world standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nookie_lk
    are you saying that only Autralian umpires are at higher standards ???
    No what I am saying is you cant expect to have quality umpires when they have to umpire on poorly prepared pitches and/or when players completely disregard their own duty to respect the umpires decision. (Deness (spel)ring any bells, Vaughan critizising the ump publicly during a game) There are many players that have refused to accept the umps decision even when they are wrong themselves but they just expect the ump to wear it. Everyone needs to step back and look at how professional they are in their approach to the game before they start to question the umpires.

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