Independent Test Umpires - is this really necessary?
I'd hope that Test level umpires should be completely professional and above match fixing, plus as an Aussie, I have had to endure pretty persistent "howlers" from the likes of Billy Bowden, Steve Bucknor and Rudi Koertzin. Not just decisions against Australia, but bad decisions against our opposition too, which can turn Test matches.
What do people think? Should the best umpires be able to umpire the biggest matches? I've seldom seen Simon Taufel umpire Tests.