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    I used to think he was a very good umpire in terms of on-field decision-making,
    Did you see him when Australia played South Africa in 1993/94? Some of the decisions made by him in Adelaide were absolute stinkers. I mean some of the worst I've ever seen. Since then, he's only marginally moved above that, in my eyes. He was also the umpire who gave out Craig McDermott in Adelaide against the WI in 1993. I don't care what anyone says; from front-on, there's no way he would have been able to see whether the ball touched the glove. Mind you, Australia should have never have gotten close; he gave several LBW's not-out which looked pretty-much plumb even at full-speed. I guess the McDermott ball was karma.

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    TBF he has improved slightly since 93/94, but his still pretty average and makes too many mistake and knee-jeck(sp) calls. Looking at some of his recent tests and ODIs his over the last year i find it very surprising that his still on the elite panel, surely there are guys better then him. ATM i fell very sorry for any country that gets him to umpire a series or match. Umpiring must be in a sad state when guys like him are called 'elite' and gets even worse when you consider these worse umpires on the panel in some peoples opinons.
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    It will be interesting to see what Darrell Hair makes of the floodlights in Lahore. When he umpired in South Africa he decided that the lights weren't good enough for Test Cricket and took the players off anyway.

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    I started this thread last November. After today's incident it might be worth re-visiting and revising some opinions.


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    Never been a fan of his.
    Nothing changed from back last year, although I do get the sense that his waist band has increased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Warning Butt for running on the pitch was vaguely surreal. To me (and admittedly it was v early) it looked like Salman made every effort to get off the "danger" area.

    He does seem a man of strong convictions & is prepared to give decisions others wouldn't. I think I recall Ash Giles being changed to his end when Chanderpaul was playing with his bat tucked behing his pad on the Windies tour in 2004. The other ump (Taufel from memory) was having none of the numerous LBW shouts, but Hair gave the first one from his end.

    I will say you often notice him more than other umps (that's not a fat joke, btw!) which is often a bad thing for an ump.
    Couple of shouts by me there looking on the money after today!
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    one of the worst....in terms of quality, abrasive personality and letting personal prejudices influence his decisons...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil
    one of the worst....in terms of quality, abrasive personality and letting personal prejudices influence his decisons...
    I don't think there are any personal prejudices, I think he is just generally insensitive to all, and not the best of umpires
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    I don't think there are any personal prejudices, I think he is just generally insensitive to all, and not the best of umpires
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    He once admonished the great AA like he was a school boy.. Bad Umpire
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    I think he is horrible.
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    simply trash

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    I've never had much of a problem with him before, but I wasn't at all impressed with him today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viktor
    He once admonished the great AA like he was a school boy.. Bad Umpire
    i'm sure the great one forgave him....

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