UMPIRES for QF
Asoka Da Silva has got the chop and is in jeopardy of losing his elite umpire status. He is the only elite umpire not be involved in the QF even as a 3rd or 4th umpire. Surprisingly, Asad Rauf is only a 4th umpire.
There are 5 umpires from the international list in Richard Kettleborough, Bruce Oxenford, Khumar Dharmasena, Nigel Llong & Tarapore included.
PAKISTAN vs WEST INDIES
Umps: BOWDEN & DAVIS
INDIA vs AUSTRALIA
Umps: ERASMUS & GOULD
SOUTH AFRICA vs NEW ZEALAND
Umps: DAR & TUCKER
SRI LANKA vs ENGLAND
Umps: DOCTROVE & TAUFEL
Not really. He is terrible. Harper even as 3rd umpire can still cause trouble.
Originally Posted by SeamUp
Now how has he got away with murder for years and been elite umpire for so long. Old Bruce Willis loves the TV role...its what he is famous for...the drama and everything...hehe
Originally Posted by TT Boy
I think Kettleborough, Dharmasena and Oxenford are definitely in for promotions.
Happy with the pair we have got for our quarter.
Safe to say Kettleborough is a better umpire than he ever was a player.
I had a horrible dream that Saheba was umpiring the NZ-SA game.
Good to see the great umpires spread out amongst the matches. Would have hated to see Dar and Taufel umpiring the marquee QF, and the other matches getting the leftovers.
With Bowden and Harper in the first match probably the worse group of the lot. But Davis has been pretty good in the WC.
Honestly Asoka dont even belong there. I consider myself to be a much better one than ASHOCKER de Silva
Erasmus and Gould are two good umpires generally.
Good luck to Rod Tucker too, on getting a QF. He seems to be progressing up the ladder pretty quickly.
No Billy for Aust vs. Ind makes me happy.
No longer really give a toss about the on field umpires in ODIs, more concerned about the 3rd these days.
Who will officiate the final?Or will that be decided after the teams are confirmed to go in line with the netural umpire thing?
Oh no we have Bowden (teri ungal) and Harper as 3rd umpire. Let's see which side gets the benefit from their mistakes (hopefully with DRS that won't happen).
Kettleborough is becoming a favourite of mine, seems a solid umpire. And Taufel after his shocker yesterday shouldn't be there...
Davis has been really good. Hadn't noticed him at all, which is usually a good sign in umps.
Tony Hill can consider himself a bit unlucky not to get a standing gig too, I reckon; especially with Bowden getting one.
&, I am biased, but love Gunner. Combines personality (without being a try-hard willful eccentric), good blokeism and solid decision making.
Yeah, Hill > Bowden anyday.