Annoyed Bangladesh Cricket Board to protest on Rohit's no-ball call

Published on March 20, 2015 17:01:06 PM
Annoyed by the umpiring during the World Cup quarterfinals match between Bangladesh and India, the country’s Cricket board is all set to haul a protest to the International Cricket Council.

The board has got the backup of ICC president AHM Mustafa Kamal, who stated that the field governance was quite disturbing.

India stormed into the semis after defeating Bangladesh by 109 runs in the quarterfinals, leaving Bangladesh stunned with its performance. The only dramatic moment that was witnessed was when Rohit Sharma faced a quite close no-ball reprieve.

Rohit was caught at deep mid-wicket off the bowling of Rubel Hossain when he was on 90, only for the umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould to indicate a marginal no-ball for what seemed to be an appropriate delivery.

Marking the first time that Bangladesh had made to the World Cup quarterfinals, the match was biggest in the era of the cricket mad-nation. Many fans wept after the defeat, while some also burned the effigy of an umpire hailing from Pakistan- Aleem Dar.

"Unsurprisingly we would appeal against these decisions in our account as the result won't change. One wrong decision made a huge difference in a World Cup quarterfinal," Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan was cited saying by ESPNCricinfo.
Outraged by the umpiring in Bangladesh's World Cup quarterfinal loss to India here, the country's Cricket Board is all set to lodge a protest in the ICC and has got the backing of the governing body's President AHM Mustafa Kamal, who said the on-field officiating was "very poor".

Bangladesh were handed a 109-run thrashing by India in the quarterfinal match here. The only dramatic moment in what was otherwise a clinical Indian performance was when centurion Rohit Sharma got a close no-ball reprieve.

Rohit was on an individual score of 90 and team total on 196 in the 40th over bowled by Rubel Hossain when a marginal 'no-ball' call went in favour of the Indian opener. Rohit went onto add another 47 runs in quick time to help India go past 300-run mark.

Ian Gould was the umpire who adjudged Rubel's full-toss as waist high 'no-ball' with Rohit being holed out at deep mid-wicket boundary. However, TV replays showed that it was a real touch-and-go situation which could have gone either way.

BCB said it will protest the umpiring in its report to the ICC.

"Naturally we will appeal against these decisions in our report. It won't change the result, unfortunately. One wrong decision can make a huge difference in a World Cup quarter-final," BCB president Nazmul Hassan was quoted as saying by 'ESPNCricinfo'.