NOTTINGHAM: The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) needs commentators on the World Cup to be truthful of their observations and has denied censoring West Indies nice Michael Holding for criticizing match officers on air final week.
The Caribbean nice was aghast on the string of umpiring errors in the course of the West Indies-Australia match at Trent Bridge and termed the usual of officiating ‘atrocious’.
Based on a Occasions of India report, Holding’s outburst prompted a letter from ICC’s manufacturing accomplice asking the 65-year-old to tone down his criticism on air.
The report mentioned Holding, a former tempo nice and an equally revered TV pundit, has replied to that mail saying he didn’t intent to “go down that highway”.
“Now we have no intention of censoring anybody,” a supply within the ICC, who declined to be named, informed Reuters.
“Now we have solely requested them to be truthful of their remark. We wish completely different views, that’s why we now have former gamers in our commentary panel.”
The problem has since been sorted out and Holding will proceed commentating, the supply added.
Within the match at Trent Bridge, West Indies opener Chris Gayle obtained two reprieves on evaluation after being given out on each events.
He was unfortunate to be dismissed leg earlier than wicket to a Mitchell Starc supply which ought to have been a free-hit however the umpires missed the front-foot no ball.
Later within the match, West Indies skipper Jason Holder efficiently reviewed two leg-before choices and received each overturned.
Holder later mentioned it was “ironic” to be on the receiving finish of the umpiring howlers.
“I suppose trustworthy errors from the umpires, I don’t wish to get into the officiating half, however it’s simply ironic,” the all-rounder mentioned after his crew’s defeat.
“I don’t even know what to say about it, however it’s a humorous scenario the place all of them went towards us, after which we needed to evaluation them, however I suppose that’s a part of the sport once more.”