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Lee asked in SportsCricket · 1 month ago

Why doesn't cricket have neutral umpires in all international matches?

Watching the South Africa v Australia match now and both umpires are South African? I see this a lot in cricket. Why is this? 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Cricket's first decisive step towards quelling the age-old accusations that had dogged home umpiring came on November 7, 1986, when Indian umpires VK Ramaswamy and Piloo Reporter stood in a Test against West Indies in Lahore.

    The ICC soon realised it was the way forward. One neutral umpire per Test was appointed on an experimental basis in 1992, and the system was adopted two years later. The natural progression to two neutrals was made in 2002, starting with India's tour of the West Indies. Neutral umpires will stop the accusations of bias or unfair decisions.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Cricket's first decisive step towards quelling the age-old accusations that had dogged home umpiring came on November 7, 1986, when Indian umpires VK Ramaswamy and Piloo Reporter stood in a Test against West Indies in Lahore.

    The ICC soon realised it was the way forward. One neutral umpire per Test was appointed on an experimental basis in 1992, and the system was adopted two years later. The natural progression to two neutrals was made in 2002, starting with India's tour of the West Indies. Neutral umpires will stop the accusations of bias or unfair decisions.

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  • Saboo
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    4 weeks ago

    It's a good question. In test matches neutral umpires are required but for some reason this does not apply to T20's and ODI's.

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  • 1 month ago

    That whole thing doesn't sound cricket to me.

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