Rudi Koertzen, the former South African umpire who was part of the ICC's elite panel, has passed away at the age of 73. Koertzen died in a car accident while driving from Cape Town to Despatch in Eastern Cape in South Africa.
India captain Virat Kohli feels that the umpire’s call in the Decision Review System (DRS) is creating a lot of unnecessary confusion with regards to lbw dismissals. According to Kohli, the batsman should be out or not out depending on whether or not the ball is hitting the stumps or not. The margins should not come into play, according to Kohli. As per the present rule, at least 50 per cent of the ball should be hitting at least one of the three stumps for the batsman to be adjudged LBW on a review.
The International Cricket Council on Wednesday suspended the six umpires caught in a TV sting, which alleged that they were willing to fix Twenty20 matches, pending the completion of an inquiry against them.
Aleem Dar, voted the best umpire of the year by the ICC, has backed the use of Decision Review System in all the international series but advised the umpires to rely more on their own judgement while making decisions.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Quarter Final Matches Umpires list: Asoka de Silva future on the elite panel of umpires is in serious doubt after he was overlooked for the World Cup quarter-finals. de Silva was not even given a role as fourth official in any of the four games, and was the only one of the 12 members of the ICC's elite panel who has been excluded.
A day after Australian captain Ricky Ponting refused to walk after being caught behind, waiting instead for the third umpire to decide his fate, Sachin Tendulkar showed just why the gentelemen's game is still alive
England's Steve Davis and Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena will be the on-field umpires during the inaugural match of the ICC Cricket World Cup between India and Bangladesh to be played in Mirpur on February 19.