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Umpiring of the World Cup under criticism
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Umpiring of the World Cup under criticism

The umpires and The International cricket body (ICC) has come under severe criticism after the standard of umpiring was below par in the tournament. Many decisions taken were indigestible for the cricket fans.

Umpires consistently made blunders during the games throughout the tournament. Many close calls were declined and a lot of non-deserving outs were given. During the semi-final between India and New Zealand, there were allegedly 6 fielders outside the circle in the penultimate over of the match and umpire did not take any notice.

In the final, many unjust decisions were taken by the umpires including the 6 runs awarded to England on the "overthrow" and LBW decision of Ross Taylor.