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Umpiring Fiasco in Women’s DPL

Umpires, match referee get clean chit

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 31 May, 2022 12:00 AM
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An inquiry committee led by Salim Shaheed gave the umpires and match referee a clean chit for their decision of calling off a Dhaka Premier Division Women’s Cricket League match between Sheikh Russell Sports Development Academy and Keraniganj Cricket Academy.

“We didn’t find any wrongdoing by the umpires. We saw different types of videos and after watching those, we came to a conclusion that the match result would stand as it was. Both the teams will get one point each from the match,” Shaheed told The Daily Sun on Monday.

Emdadul Haque was the match referee while Shafi Kamal Shapnil and Saidur Rahman officiated the match as umpires.

Sheikh Russell SDA earlier on May 25 pointed their fingers at the match official and umpires after their match against Keraniganj CA was called off due to the wet outfield.

The club lodged an official complaint to the BCB as they felt the field was good enough to play after the rain stopped at the BKSP 4 ground. Earlier, due to the rain, the proceeding of the game was halted at 23.3 overs.

After getting the complaint, the BCB formed an inquiry committee to investigate the umpiring fiasco and the committee gave their verdict in favour of the umpires.

The committee, meanwhile, also recommended that the club officials should have at least three training sessions on the role of umpires, role of match referees and playing conditions before the start of any women’s tournament.