Australian Opener David Warner Calls Out Umpires, Demands More transparency in DRS Decisions: In an effort to improve the transparency of cricket’s on-field officials, Australian opener David Warner asked that the statistics for each individual umpire be shown on the big screen during matches. In the current World Cup in India, where reviews have been much slower than in home games, the Australians have been the subject of many close calls.
“Players’ stats go up on the board as you walk out to bat. When they announce the umpires and they come up on screen, I’d love to see their stats come up on the board as well. Over the period of time, obviously players get dropped for poor performances. It’s never explained to us about how or what goes on with the (umpire)’s panel,” said David Warner.
Warner was in the middle of a close call when facing Sri Lanka in the World Cup match that took place in Lucknow. Joel Wilson hit a ball that was angling down leg, striking out the left-handed hitter LBW. Warner reviewed the ruling, but ball-tracking revealed that Dilshan Madushanka’s delivery touched the leg stump; the umpire’s call is still waiting.
“Wilson said the ball was swinging back so to his credit, if he thinks that then that’s why he’s given a decision. But then when you see the replay of how it unfolded you get a little bit annoyed, [but] that’s out of our control. I just sprayed out loud in frustration pretty much just [to] myself,” said Warner.
Warner went on to add that he believes some umpires are far more willing to give batsmen out than others. “As a player you definitely know which umpires are going to keep those 50-50 ones when you’re hit on the pad. And that’s where, from my perspective, it gets frustrating. Because you know literally if you get hit on the pad it could be a close one unless it’s definitely not out,” said Warner. “There’s no bias in anything. It’s just you feel like that as a player sometimes,” he added.
(With Input from InsideSport)
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