Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong will be the on-field umpires for the World Cup opener between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on February 14 as ICC on Friday announced the umpire and match referees for the pool stage of the mega cricket event.
Zimbabwe`s Tendai Chatara has been reprimanded after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first day`s play in the one-off Test against South Africa in Harare on Saturday.
England captain Stuart Broad was Sunday fined 15 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after pleading guilty to a Level 1 charge of publicly criticising match officials following his team`s Group 1 encounter against New Zealand.
England cricket captain Stuart Broad said he and New Zealand counterpart Brendon McCullum considered taking their players off the field due to fears they could be struck by lightning in their World Twenty20 clash on Saturday.
Former ICC umpire Daryl Harper has said that Aleem Dar is still one of the best umpires in the sport, even as the Pakistani draws severe criticism for his decisions in the Ashes first Test at Trent Bridge.
Four match officials will reportedly share duties over ten Ashes matches after concerns were raised over umpires` workloads by both England and Australia following the controversies surrounding the decisions regarding England`s Jonathan Trott and Stuart Broad.
While England bowler Stuart Broad is being criticised for playing against the spirit of the game across the world, Australian skipper Michael Clarke said on Saturday that cricket wouldn’t need umpires if every batsman walked off the field after nicking the ball.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reportedly apologised to England after the dismissal of batsman Jonathan Trott for his first golden duck in Test cricket had spoiled another memorable day of Ashes cricket in Nottingham.
The change of ball during England`s loss to Sri Lanka in the group stages has apparently cost Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar an opportunity to be an on-field official in tomorrow`s ICC Champions Trophy final.
Former captain Bob Willis made a sensational claim that England players indulged in ball tampering which led to umpires changing the ball during the group league match of the ICC Champions Trophy against Sri Lanka.
Former Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has hit out at the ex-Australia spin king Shane Warne for criticising Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar for his bad decision during the recently-concluded second Test between India and England in Mumbai.