IPL no-ball controversy: Cricketing fraternity slams umpiring blooper

Posted On Oct 25 2019 by

first_img 180 Super Over 0 Hardik Pandya H. Pandya Indian Premier League, 2019 Bangalore BLR 0 (20.0) Mid on 7 Point 2 Series Status: Player Of The Match: Jasprit Bumrah 0 0 r 47 run out (Rohit Sharma) 41 c Hardik Pandya b Jasprit Bumrah Extras: 5 runs (B: 0, LB: 2, WD: 3, NB: 0, P: 0) Mayank Markande M. Markande 0 Mid Wicket Navdeep Saini N. Saini 0 All batsmen are considered right handed 70 (41) 7 Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed third Man Moeen Ali M. Ali run out (Rohit Sharma) Shimron Hetmyer S. Hetmyer c Hardik Pandya b Jasprit Bumrah Point Scorecard (20.0) not out AB de Villiers de Villiers not out m 0 Square Leg covers 28 4s Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 7 67/2 ( P. Patel 6.5 Overs) , Parthiv Patel (wk) P. Patel (wk) b Mayank Markande 1 1 1 4 All batsmen are considered right handed Yuzvendra Chahal (BLR) Y. Chahal (BLR) 6 third Man 0 Mitchell McClenaghan M. McClenaghan Mid Wicket 46 fine Leg S/R – Mohammed Siraj M. Siraj 0 Jasprit Bumrah (MUM) J. Bumrah (MUM) 7 32 R b Mayank Markande 169/5 ( de Grandhomme 18.3 Overs) , third Man fine Leg Rohit Sharma (MUM) R. Sharma (MUM) 0 Referee: Manu Nayyar (IND) Umpires: S Ravi (IND), CK Nandan (IND) and Yeshwant Barde (IND) India Today Web Desk BengaluruMarch 29, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 13:53 IST IPL 2019, RCB vs MI: Virat Kohli was not at all happy with the umpiring error (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe umpires failed to spot a clear no-ball from Lasith Malinga on the final ball of the matchVirat Kohli was angry with the umpiring error which possibly cost RCB victory against MISocial media too supported the RCB captain in slamming the umpires for not spotting the no-ballVirat Kohli was furious on Thursday as the on-field umpire failed to spot and call a no-ball after Lasith Malinga overstepped on the last ball of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s chase. The umpiring howler cost RCB dearly as Mumbai Indians pipped the hosts by six runs at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.Needing six to take the game into Super Over, Lasith Malinga’s final delivery to Shivam Dube was a no-ball that was missed by the on-field umpires as RCB managed 181 for 5 in reply to 187 for 8 by Mumbai Indians.What hurt them more was AB de Villiers, who nearly took his team to victory with an unbeaten 70 off 41 balls would have faced the free-hit. Both umpires C Nandan and ICC Elite Panel’s S Ravi bungled completely leaving Virat Kohli seething in anger.After the end of the match, Kohli was livid, “We are playing at the IPL level and not playing club cricket. The umpires should have had their eyes open. That is a ridiculous call at the last ball. If it is a game of margins, I don’t know what is happening. They should have been more sharp and careful out there.”The winning captain, Rohit Sharma feels that these mistakes are not good for the game. “I just got to know when we crossed the rope. Somebody just told me it was a no-ball. These kind of mistakes are not good for the game of cricket, it’s pretty simple,” he said at the post match presentation.”There’s a TV up there, they have to watch what’s happening. It is as simple as it is. Players can’t do much. The only thing they can do is walk off and shake hands because it was the last ball. It’s disappointing to see that. I hope they rectify their mistakes like we do when we make mistakes,” Rohit added.advertisementSocial media blasted the umpiring error with Michael Vaughan taking to twitter to vent his ire.”In an era of so much technology and with so much at stake NO BALLS should never ever be missed,” Vaughan tweeted.In an era of so much technology and with so much at stake NO BALLS should never ever be missed …. #JustSaying #IPL2019Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 28, 2019Aakash Chopra too was not happy with umpires’s mistake, as he called it a ‘colossal error’.”Malinga’s last ball was a no-ball….BIG one. Umpire missed it. Colossal error. Unbelievable,” Aakash Chopra tweeted.Malinga’s last ball was a no-ball….BIG one. Umpire missed it. Colossal error. Unbelievable. #RCBvMI #IPLAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 28, 2019It would have been better if Shivam Dube was out on the last ball, seems like that is the only way umpires would have checked the https://twitter.com/hashtag/noball?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#noballMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) https://twitter.com/MohammadKaif/status/1111342933918343169?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw>March 28, 2019Was a big game, the no-ball could have changed the game. It shouldn’t be so in a game of such extraordinary skill but umpires can get it wrong too.Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) https://twitter.com/bhogleharsha/status/1111342661015760896?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw>March 28, 2019Absolutely, been an advocate of giving the front foot no-ball to the 3rd umpireDeep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) https://twitter.com/DeepDasgupta7/status/1111341680404250624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw>March 28, 2019Also Read | Virat Kohli fumes after umpire fails to see no-ball: We are playing IPL, not club cricketFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow no-ballFollow no ball controversyFollow social media reactionsFollow Umpire fine Leg 1 Virat Kohli (c) V. Kohli (c) c Hardik Pandya b Jasprit Bumrah (20.0) Mumbai MUM third Man 3 3 143.75 2 Mid off 0 Square Leg 0 Mid on Mid off 70 Mid Wicket commentary All batsmen are considered right handed 0 covers Mumbai MUM 6 37 Mid off third Man 187/8 181/5 Fall of Wickets Mid on Mid Wicket 5 covers o All batsmen are considered right handed Point Match Ended covers 20center_img 83.33 12.33 e/r 181/5 Bangalore BLR 4 13 AB de Villiers (BLR) de Villiers (BLR) advertisement graphs 12 Mumbai beat Bangalore by 6 runs 0 185.71 31 Mid on 0 4 Mumbai Bowling MUM Bowling fine Leg 0 Mid off Match Ended Mid off third Man 187/8 Shivam Dubey S. Dubey not out Bangalore Mid Wicket Point Mid off Square Leg IPL no-ball controversy: Cricketing fraternity slams umpiring blooperMumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs as a no-ball from Lasith Malinga on the last all of the match was missed by the umpires. Virat Kohli was not happy and so wasn’t social media. 11.75 third Man 23 24 6s Mid on Mid off covers Point w Yuzvendra Chahal Y. Chahal Umesh Yadav U. Yadav 28.57 view more view less 181/5 (20.0) 3 Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah 170.73 Mumbai 1 fine Leg Square Leg 0 Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) No data available! 0 nb 1 7.66 covers Mid on 140.90 48 (33) 4/38 (4) Square Leg Square Leg 0 All batsmen are considered right handed Krunal Pandya K. Pandya wd All batsmen are considered right handed 0 fine Leg 2 Square Leg 147/4 ( S. Hetmyer 16.1 Overs) , 0 0 6 c Krunal Pandya b Jasprit Bumrah Mid Wicket Bangalore batting BLR batting view full scorecard 9 Lasith Malinga L. Malinga 116/3 ( V. Kohli 13.4 Overs) , covers 0 0 3/20 (4) not out Point 22 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers vs B Point Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 5 c Hardik Pandya b Jasprit Bumrah Mid on 27/1 ( M. Ali 3.2 Overs) , Colin de Grandhomme de Grandhomme c Krunal Pandya b Jasprit Bumrah fine Leg 5 0 0 4 (20.0) Toss: BLR elected to field 4last_img read more


Morneau faces more questions despite promise to sell shares use blind trust

Posted On Oct 8 2019 by

OTTAWA — Cracks began to show in Bill Morneau’s cucumber-cool countenance Friday as the finance minister faced still more questions about the handling of his personal fortune, even after pledging to sell at least $21 million worth of stock in hopes of muting conflict-of-interest allegations.More than once, Morneau struck a note of exasperation during a news conference in Waterloo, Ont., where he was promoting the Liberal government’s efforts to address concerns and complaints about a package of proposed small-business tax reforms.Just the day before, the former businessman committed to sell about one million shares in Morneau Shepell, the family-founded human resources and pension management firm that he helped build over 25 years, and to put the rest of his substantial personal assets in a blind trust.But if those steps — over and above what Canada’s ethics commissioner told him would be necessary, he reinterated — were meant to silence questions from journalists and opposition critics, Morneau was sorely mistaken.At one point, he was asked about his use of numbered holding companies based in Alberta and Ontario to hold some of his assets.“So, is the question why they’re numbered companies and they don’t have names? You know, seriously,” Morneau replied, all but rolling his eyes.“The process we have in our country isn’t that I report to journalists on my personal situation. It’s that I report to the ethics commissioner and I make sure that she fully understands my situation.”Morneau was in Waterloo to announce government plans to work with the venture capital and angel investment sectors to address concerns about the tax reform proposals and ensure investment in the country’s fastest-growing companies is not impeded.It was just the latest in a series of changes Morneau has announced throughout the week to the tax reform plan. The changes have been welcomed by business groups, farmers and others who’d denounced the original proposals, although they continue withhold final judgment until they see the details.But the announcements, including revival of a promise to cut the small business tax rate to nine per cent, have been overshadowed by the controversy swirling around Morneau’s personal finances and ethics.“By following the rules and by living up to the highest standards, by respecting the officer of Parliament, you know, I expected that that should work. I expected that doing what finance ministers before me had done, doing what the other 337 members of Parliament of have done, is the right way to address that issue,” he said at one point.“What I found is that there’s some noise around this. There’s people like you asking about specific issues in my personal finances.”Morneau reiterated Friday that he followed the advice of federal ethics commissioner Mary Dawson to the letter and is now going beyond her recommendations in selling off his Morneau Shepell shares and putting everything else in blind trust.In a letter to Morneau shortly after he was appointed to cabinet, Dawson told him he was “not required” to divest his assets or put them in a blind trust because they were not directly held by him but by numbered companies he owned.She recommended that “the best measure of compliance” would be to set up a conflict-of-interest screen, administered by his chief of staff, to ensure he abstained from any discussion or decision that might impact the interests of Morneau Shepell.Such a screen would prevent any appearance of a conflict of interest and “also ensure the integrity and impartiality of cabinet decisions and maintain the public’s confidence,” Dawson wrote in the letter, released by Morneau’s office Thursday.Morneau did set up the screen, as advised, but that has done nothing to quell accusations from opposition parties that he broke the law and put himself in a blatant conflict of interest.In the House of Commons on Friday, Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre called on Morneau to disclose whether he recused himself from making decisions on a number of issues that could have benefited Morneau Shepell, a human resources and pension management company.“Did he recuse himself from any discussions on the Barbados tax haven where his company has a subsidiary?” Poilievre demanded.“Did he recuse himself from any discussions on target benefit pension plans, from which his company stands to profit in the millions? Did he recuse himself from tax policies forcing small businesses to invest in individualized pension plans from which his company stands to profit?”In her letter to Morneau, Dawson noted that he was not required to recuse himself from “an interest in a decision or matter that is of general application.”However, New Democrat MP Murray Rankin said following Dawson’s advice doesn’t excuse Morneau.“Even if he were following all the rules, he must understand that any reasonable person would conclude that, at the very least, he was in an apparent conflict of interest and certainly failed to exercise the kind of judgment one would expect from a finance minister,” he said.Rankin called on Morneau to “apologize to Canadians for breaking their trust.” read more