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    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    definitely one of the below average umpires in the ICC panel
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    thankfully he isn't standing in Pak vs SL series

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    Was always a massive not-out merchant prior to DRS.

    Never been a dislikable character though. Forgot about the fact that he used to be a soccer referee beforehand, was mentioned all the time when he first started.


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    Enjoy the retirement Billy, although I certainly won't be missing you. Terrible umpire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Was always a massive not-out merchant prior to DRS.
    I miss the good old days. Bowlers have it way too easy now, especially spinners.

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    Nah, that's arse. So many decisions where if it were a pace bowler, it'd be given but a spinner couldn't get the finger to go up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Nah, that's arse. So many decisions where if it were a pace bowler, it'd be given but a spinner couldn't get the finger to go up.
    And rightly so. Anyone who thinks that it is perfectly fine to slowly walk in and roll the arm over deserves to be punished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debris View Post
    And rightly so. Anyone who thinks that it is perfectly fine to slowly walk in and roll the arm over deserves to be punished.
    And if you're crap enough to miss a ball that's bowled at half pace, then you should be given out.

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    don't like the ****, but he has a point

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    Thank god for that! Will never forgive him for two diabolical decisions for Pak against WI in 2000. Although we did miss two simple run outs to win the series........ But yes Jimmy Adams knocked the cover off one and Doctrove didn't even blink and the same with Walsh!

    Im sure everyone has many more examples to add to the list........

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    Didn't rate him as a umpire, but seemed a bloke. Good luck to him.

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    Thought this was Billy Bowden but was let down.

    Interesting that Doctrove says the highlight of his career is seeing England lift the T20 WC
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debris View Post
    And rightly so. Anyone who thinks that it is perfectly fine to slowly walk in and roll the arm over deserves to be punished.
    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    And if you're crap enough to miss a ball that's bowled at half pace, then you should be given out.
    Is Debris silentstriker?

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    Was it Doctrove that was responsible for costing Ireland a win against the West Indies with one of the worst lbw calls I've ever seen?



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