Poor umpiring standards have always been a matter of debate during all the cricketing tournaments. This time it was the Universe Boss- Chris Gayle who was adjudged as out due to poor umpiring stands after surviving a couple of DRS calls during the CWC 2019 match against Australia. This created quite a lot of stir on social media as the fan slammed the poor umpiring standards as the umpires were unable to spot a no-ball. The Universe Boss was adjudged as out on the delivery which was not even legal. The incident happened when Pacer Mitchell Starc was handling the bowling duties and team Australia appealed for that on as it appeared to have nicked it to the keeper. Australia vs West Indies Live Cricket Score of ICC World Cup 2019 Match: Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran Take Windies Forward.
Umpire Chris Gaffaney adjudged him as out and the Universe Boss immediately challenged the decision. As per DRS, Gayle had not even touched the ball and Gaffaney was forced to change the decision. In the same over, Gayle survived another review which was initially declared as out. The third time, DRS displayed that the ball was clipping leg-stump and the Universe Boss was sent packing on LBW. Technically, the delivery was not a legal delivery as the previous ball was a no-ball.
This surely did not go down well with the netizens as according to social media users the previous delivery was a no-ball which the umpires were unable to spot. So which means, Chris Gayle’s dismissal was futile. Australia vs West Indies Live Cricket Score 10th ODI Match.
Watch the video of the dismissal.
@ICC It clearly shown in this video that when umpire gave wicket's call. Immediately Chris Gayle call for review but in review it is clearly shown that it is no ball then also umpire gave him decision of Wicket pic.twitter.com/sIyyEQobLS
— Telesh lalwani (@TeleshLalwani) June 6, 2019
Check out a few reactions on social media:
— Krishnan (@krishnanjiyer) June 6, 2019
This netizen wants ICC to take firm action.
ICC board should investigate the Umpire 2 poor decisions on Chris Gayle and followed by a huge No Ball#AUSvWI
— Wizzard Ncedane (@WNcedane) June 6, 2019
Here’s another one.
#WIvAUS What instruction was given to umpires before the match by @ICC its clear to the Cricket supporters after seeing 3 wrong decision by #umpire against #chrisgayle within 4 ball. #AUSvWI #AUSvsWI. My word for #ICC (indian Cricket Council) is #FuckYou. pic.twitter.com/S2BqCCZVSI
— BATMAN (@Just007Batman) June 6, 2019
Seems like chris gaffaney didn't pick chris gayle in his #Dream11 team. , Ridiculous...! #shitumpiring @ICC@CricketAus@cricketcomau@windiescricket#WIvsAUS #CWC19 #Worldcup19 #CricketWorldCup2019 pic.twitter.com/Z4ntX1p7fc
— Ashwejkhan (@Ashwejkhan) June 6, 2019
As of now, Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran are batting for West Indies as they chase the score of 288 runs. Steve Smith became the highest scorer for the team as he scored 73 runs from 103 balls. Nathan Coulter-Nile made 92 runs.