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Kumar Dharmasena To Officiate World Cup Final, Jason Roy Fans Cry Foul

Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus were appointed to face within the Global Cup last between England and New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday. The Sri Lankan umpire discovered himself concerned with a debatable incident when England opener Jason Roy refused to stroll after being given out all the way through the semi-final in opposition to Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday. Jason Roy had made 85 runs to set the hosts on their method to a complete eight-wicket win, when he used to be given out stuck in the back of down the leg-side through Dharmasena. Roy asked a evaluate however England had already misplaced one. A puzzled Dharmasena incorrectly signalled for a evaluate however Australia temporarily identified his mistake.

A livid Roy refused to go away and needed to be ushered clear of the crease through square-leg umpire Marais Erasmus.

TV replays recommended that Roy used to be miles clear of the ball and fanatics on Twitter slammed the debatable choice.

Later within the day, Roy used to be fined 30 p.c of his fit rate for appearing dissent and gained two demerit issues from fit referee Ranjan Madugalle.

On Friday, ICC named the fit officers for Global Cup last and as soon as once more fanatics took to Twitter to precise their displeasure.

Roy now has 3 demerit issues within the Global Cup and fit bans handiest kick in when a participant collects 4 demerit issues in general. Subsequently, Roy shall be to be had to characteristic on Sunday as England bid to win the Global Cup for the primary time.

South Africa’s Erasmus would be the different on-field umpire within the last, with skilled Sri Lankan professional Madugalle as soon as once more the fit referee.

However in a transformation from the Edgbaston line-up, Australia’s Rod Tucker would be the 3rd umpire as a substitute of New Zealand’s Chris Gaffaney.

(With AFP Inputs)

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