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’.