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    New umpires added to Elite Panel

    Mark Benson, Billy Doctrove and Asad Rauf have been added to the Elite Panel, which gives then 10 umpires which seems fair enough to reduce the workload on the umpire, the article. I'm glad that jokers like Parker and Davis weren't added, a bit surprised Hair wasn't dropped for that Indian umpire, but lately unless someone retires they never seemed to get dropped, regardless of how crap they umpire.
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    To be fair Hair isn't that bad an umpire althought he can get really picky about stuff and the murali incident didn't do him any good.

    The three new umpires all look pretty good actually and at least the ICC is trying to lighten the workload on these umpires which has been bad since David Shepherd quit. IMO i think Billy Doctrove handed Warne superbly in the SA series not the least intimidated by the aussies.

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    Rauf is a very impressive umpire indeed. Not too sure about Doctrove, he seems a bit up and down for me, but Rauf is one of the best, there's no doubt. Have to see a bit more of Benson before I can form an opinion.
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    Bucknor is still there, so meh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    Bucknor is still there, so meh...
    Agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autobahn
    To be fair Hair isn't that bad an umpire althought he can get really picky about stuff and the murali incident didn't do him any good.
    He's made some shockers of late though, of my recollection. That said, at least he knows what a leg glance is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Rauf is a very impressive umpire indeed. Not too sure about Doctrove, he seems a bit up and down for me, but Rauf is one of the best, there's no doubt. Have to see a bit more of Benson before I can form an opinion.
    I was impressed most by Billy Doctrove and to a lesser extent by Asad Rauf .

    Not convinced about Mark Benson, who IMO is still a fair way off being an International level umpire and no doubt his performances should tell soon.

    I am disappointed in the ICC not dropping some of the rubbishers like Harper , who remains on the elite panel despite being absolute crap, while people like Asoka De Silva got dropped for similar performances.

    This is bloody double standards from the ICC, which no doubt has a lot to do with Speed still being at the top of the ICC.

    Does anyone know when his Term ends (Speed I mean) ?

    I wish someone like Ali Bacher can take over this job quickly when this guy moves on . Cannot be soon enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    Bucknor is still there, so meh...
    I think he is holding on till the next World Cup in the windies next year.

    I suspect he will retire after that.

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    Harper hasn't been great lately, but he is still better then Asoka De Silva

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00
    Harper hasn't been great lately, but he is still better then Asoka De Silva
    So its okay to poor time after time against certain teams ? Thats still acceptable for the elite panel ?

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    Yes when you consider Asoka De Silva was poor all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00
    Yes when you consider Asoka De Silva was poor all the time.
    And Harper is crap against us all the time !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON
    And Harper is crap against us all the time !!
    I blame fatigue on his behalf in the last two series he has umpired us, he had a pretty big schedule prior to them. Hopefully with the umpires having a lighter schedule now, decent umpires like Harper will umpire to their abilty against all team, including us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON
    I think he is holding on till the next World Cup in the windies next year.

    I suspect he will retire after that.

    Just can't wait for the day Bucknor Retires.. its worth a celebration..

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    Don't know much about Benson. Doctrove is decent and Rauf is excellent, not quite like Taufel but very good indeed. Thank God Hariharan isn't anywhere close to making the panel.

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