ICC Clarifies Its Policy on Umpiring Decisions Following Criticism

Following plenty of criticism around the bittersweet ending of the World Cup due to some silly rules, the International Cricket Council has finally broken its silence.

According to the cricket rules, a decision made by the onfield umpires is considered full and final and it cannot be challenged. Based on this, the ICC has issued a statement saying it’s against their policies to interfere or comment on the onfield decisions.

Talking to a sporting website based out of Australia, ICC spokesperson said:

The umpires take decisions on the field with their interpretation of the rules and we don’t comment on any decisions as a matter of policy.

Earlier, the award-winning umpire, Simon Taufel took a shot at the umpires, calling their decision of awarding six runs instead of 5 a clear ‘error of judgment’. Marais Erasmus and Kumar Dharmasena were the two umpires officiating the big final at Lord’s. Their decision denied New Zealand the biggest cricketing trophy on Sunday.


  • It’s Indian Cricket Council Not International Cricket Council

    RIP Old Rules & Policy’s

  • Absolutely rubbish rules .. ICC clearly supports England team. Dharmasena was doing umpiring in favour of England. New Zealand is the real champion. First of all it is to be seen that NEW Zealand last eight wickets while england were all out and on this basis the trophy must be awarded to new Zealand. Shame shame ICC.

  • Then why ICC introduced DRS system? Then it should be the on-field umpire decision to give a batsman out or not-out.

  • In the 2nd semi final, Eng vs Aus
    jason Roy is being given out by the umpire but that was not out…. kindly appoint the best umpires on biggest occasions…. its hurts the people most…. dont play with public’s emotions.


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