ICC gives in, Bucknor removed

ICC gives in, Bucknor removed

ICC chief Malcolm Speed holds a press conference to announce that Steve Bucknor will not officiate in the remaining matches of the India-Australia series.
Lack of belief costing Yuvraj dearly
Canberra: With all the goings-on over the last five days, it seems inconceivable that a Test match of considerable calibre should have taken place.Autopsies of most Test matches are difficult affairs. Some, the cricket-intelligent Shane Warne among them, see little merit in elaborate analysis, preferring “a bit of a chat and moving on”; others choose to dissect rigorously.The autopsy of the second Test, played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, is substantially harder because the battle wasn’t confined to bat and ball. Incompetent umpiring intervened too often for that.

Nevertheless, the contrast in the performances of each side’s number six is striking. Andrew Symonds made a rearguard unbeaten 162 and 61, Yuvraj Singh 12 and 0.

BCCI wants Bhajji ban revoked

Press Trust of India / New Delhi January 08, 2008
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today welcomed the removal of umpire Steve Bucknor from India’s third Test against Australia in Perth and vowed to fight the racism slur on Harbhajan Singh.

“We are happy to hear that ICC has removed Bucknor from the third Test. It is a victory for us,” Rajiv Shukla, vice president, BCCI, said today.

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