Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be all that satisfied with the level of umpiring in the ongoing cricket Test series but Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels the officials are doing a "pretty good job".
With increasing involvement of third umpire in making correct decisions, the ICC wants to start a uniform programme for all member countries, including India, to develop their communication skills by taking help from the British Council.
International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Dave Richardson has said that he is open to the idea of discussing the use of non-neutral umpires for some series following the Decision Review System (DRS) drama enveloping the Ashes series.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formed a committee to probe alleged match-fixing charges against umpires Nadeem Ghouri and Anis-ur-Rehman, sources have said. The PCB, however, is yet to make an official announcement regarding the formation of this committee.
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson has said the board was not planning on summoning the two umpires implicated in the match-fixing allegations made by an Indian television channel as yet, saying that it is a "sensitive matter".
Umpires from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka who are at the centre of a match-fixing scandal have denied they were willing to fix matches, even as cricket authorities announced an urgent probe into the allegations aired by an Indian television channel.
Former ICC elite panel umpire Darrell Hair is not at all surprised by the allegations of fixing against match officials, and said such rumours started doing rounds since the birth of the cash-rich Indian Premier League.