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  1. Sport - CRICKET

    No DRS means umpire's word is final for England-India series

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nottingham System is not being implemented during the five matches, putting more pressure on officials Umpire's word is final for England-India tests Something ... umpire, not the players, should be the person to decide when to use the DRS. "I want it taken away from the players. Let the third umpire do it- give him the technology that works," said ...

  2. Top-notch umpire is as good as gold

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... with Robby Nimmo The players weren't the only elites at Victoria Park- in fact umpire Eva Asderaki may well belong to a group that is more exclusive than the players. Asderaki is one of six women who bear the title of 'gold umpire'. To earn this title, umpires have to pass rigorous rounds of selection, courses and tests. 'In total, there are probably only 20 ...

  3. Venkat still keeps his eyes on the ball

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay After 40 years of listening to cricket's cry of 'Howzat'- first as a player and then as an umpire- Srinvasaraghavan Venkataraghavan is ready to step away from the international arena, albeit a little reluctantly. If he had his way, undoubtedly he would continue to stand in the middle. But time has caught up with India's best known umpire. Turning 59 later ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - TABLE TENNIS

    Li Ching lashes umpire in Hong Kong's semi-final loss to Japan

    Posted May 05th 2014, 12:05am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Tokyo kinwa.chan@scmp.com Women's team coach criticises missed net call in a crucial decision which sees hosts reach final Li lashes out at umpire in HK's narrow loss Hong Kong women's team coach Li Ching criticised the umpire after watching his team lose in a thrilling semi-final to hosts Japan at the World Team Championships in Tokyo on Sunday ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Umpires eject Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda after he used pine tar

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 09:32pm by AFP

    ... a suspension after he was tossed in the second inning of a 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox after umpires discovered pine tar on the side of his neck. "You could see it. I could see it from ... plate umpire Gerry Davis about a substance on Pineda. Davis touched a brownish substance on the right side of the pitcher's neck and immediately ejected him from the Major League Baseball ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Umpires cost us the match, says Stuart Broad

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 08:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chittagong England captain seeks more clarity from ICC on rules for rain-affected matches after his side lose to Kiwis under Duckworth-Lewis method Umpires cost us ... On-field umpires Aleem Dar of Pakistan and Paul Rieffel of Australia failed to stop the game despite thunder when New Zealand were chasing a 173-run target set by England in a group one Super 10 ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Umpires suspended after TV 'spot-fixing' sting

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Mumbai

    ... Reuters in Mumbai Umpires suspended after TV 'spot-fixing' sting The International Cricket Council (ICC) has provisionally suspended six umpires who allegedly agreed to spot-fix matches during a sting operation by an Indian television channel. The ICC said yesterday that investigations would be conducted by the respective boards of each country while the umpires remained ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    India TV claims prompt ICC match-fixing probe of umpire launch

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies 'Urgent investigation' launched by governing body after allegations by an Indian TV station that six Asian umpires fixed matches for money ICC commences fixing probe on several umpires The International Cricket Council has launched an "urgent investigation" following allegations by an Indian television station that several umpires were willing to fix ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    ICC to investigate spot-fixing charges against umpires

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 08:40am by Reuters in Mumbai

    ... Reuters in Mumbai The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an investigation into match-fixing allegations made by an Indian television channel against international umpires. Footage screened on India TV on Monday appeared to show umpires from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka negotiating deals with under-cover reporters to spot-fix matches. The channel showed footage ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    ICC bans 'spot-fixing' umpires, boards to investigate

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 04:24pm by Reuters in Mumbai

    ... Reuters in Mumbai The International Cricket Council (ICC) has provisionally suspended six umpires who allegedly agreed to spot-fix matches during a recent sting operation conducted ... were all seen agreeing to give favourable decisions in exchange for umpiring contracts and money. The global governing body said in a statement on Wednesday that investigations would ...




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