There was a judgment error: Umpire Dharmasena on World Cup final overthrow controversy

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 21, 2019UPDATED: July 21, 2019 16:18 IST Kumar Dharmasena there was no provision to consult the third umpire on the incident (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland were awarded 6 runs instead of 5 when Guptill’s throw took a deflection off Stokes’s and went to the boundaryEngland needed 9 from 3 balls but the overthrow changed it to 3 off 2 ballsAdil Rashid and Stokes had not completed the second run when Guptill released the ball from the deepIt indeed was a judgement error to award six runs to England from an overthrow in the World Cup final admitted umpire Kumar Dharmasena but the Sri Lankan will never “regret” the decision.Dharamsena had signalled to add six runs to England’s total, instead of five, when Martin Guptill’s throw from the deep raced to the boundary ropes after being deflected of a diving ben Stokes’ bat.The match was stretched to a Super Over which also remained inconclusive and eventually hosts England were declared champions on better boundary count, leaving New Zealand players in disbelief.”It’s easy for people to comment after seeing TV replays,” Dharmasena told Sunday Times.”I agree that there was a judgment error when I see it on TV replays now. But we did not have the luxury of TV replays at the ground and I will never regret the decision I made. Besides, the ICC praised me for the decision I made at that time.”The TV replays showed that Adil Rashid and Stokes had not completed the second run when Guptill released the ball from the deep.Dharmasena, who was standing as head umpire, consulted leg umpire Marais Erasmus and added six runs to the England total following the incident — four runs for the ball reaching the boundary plus two for running between the wicket.England needed nine from the final three balls. This changed to three off two balls.The 48-year-old added that according to the law, there was no provision to consult the third umpire on the incident.advertisement”There is no provision in the law to refer this to the third umpire as no dismissal was involved.” he said.”So, I did consult the leg umpire through the communication system which is heard by all other umpires and the match referee. And, while they cannot check TV replays, they all confirmed that the batsmen have completed the run. This is when I made my decision.”Former international umpires Simon Taufel and K Hariharan had also come out and said the officials standing in the World Cup final erred by awarding six runs.Law 19.8 of the ICC rules, pertaining to ‘Overthrow or wilful act of fielder’, states: “If the boundary results from an overthrow or from the wilful act of a fielder, the runs scored shall be any runs for penalties awarded to either side, and the allowance for the boundary, and the runs completed by the batsmen, together with the run in progress if they had already crossed at the instant of the throw or act.””One must understand that there were too many things on our plate. We had to watch the batsmen complete the first run, the ball being fielded, how it was handled by the fielder and whether the batsmen completed the second run. And where the throw would come from, the striker’s end or non-striker’s end.””In this case, we were all happy that the batsmen had completed the second run because the ball ricocheted off Stokes’s bat at the time of him completing the second run. So, we assumed that they had crossed each other at the time of fielder releasing the ball,” Dharmasena said.Also Read | MCC to review overthrow rules after Guptill-Stokes World Cup 2019 final incidentAlso Read | Martin Guptill reveals how New Zealand overcame World Cup final heartbreakAlso Read | Ben Stokes promises to apologise to Kane Williamson for the rest of his lifeFor 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 Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Kumar DharmasenaFollow World Cup 2019 finalFollow Ben StokesFollow Martin Guptill There was a judgment error: Umpire Dharmasena on World Cup final overthrow controversyEngland vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 Final: Umpire Kumar Dharamsena had signalled to add six runs to England’s total, instead of five, when Martin Guptill’s throw from the deep raced to the boundary ropes after being deflected of a diving ben Ben Stokes’ bat.advertisementlast_img read more

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BCE reports Q1 net earnings of 615 million up almost nine per

BCE reports Q1 net earnings of $615 million, up almost nine per cent by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted May 6, 2014 2:52 am MDT OTTAWA – Canada’s new wireless code of conduct is taking a bite out of BCE Inc.’s wireless business, but chief executive George Cope was upbeat about the company results that helped drive higher profits in the first quarter.Cope said the move to two-year contracts from three-year agreements under the new code has pushed up prices.“We’re thrilled with the financial results of the wireless business, but clearly the industry has slowed a little bit as a result of the wireless code,” Cope said Tuesday following the BCE annual meeting.“But, frankly, it was a really good first quarter and, if you look historically, the first quarter is the slowest because the fourth quarter is so strong.”He added that a lack of any big new offerings from the smartphone makers also affected the results.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission brought in a new wireless code of conduct in December. The changes included the right for consumers to cancel their wireless contracts after two years without fees, as well as certain limits on roaming and excess data charges.BCE reported Tuesday a first-quarter profit of $615 million or 79 cents per share, compared with $566 million or 73 cents per share in the same quarter a year ago, helped by growth in its wireless and media divisions.Operating revenues grew 3.7 per cent to $5.09 billion from $4.91 billion a year ago.Adjusted net earnings were $626 million or 81 cents per share, up from $599 million or 77 cents per share a year ago.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 76 cents per share on $5.12 billion in revenue, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters.BCE also confirmed its guidance outlined earlier this year for revenue growth in the range from two to four per cent and adjusted earnings per share in the $3.10 to $3.20 range.The results came as Bell added 33,964 postpaid net wireless customers, mostly smartphone subscribers on two-year contracts. That compared with 59,497 in the same quarter last year.Wireless revenues increased 4.5 per cent to $1.47 billion in the quarter, from $1.40 billion last year, as average revenue per user increased 3.5 per cent to $57.90.Barclays analyst Phillip Huang said the overall wireless results were “solid.”“Continued improvement in subscriber mix and data growth drove ARPU growth acceleration,” Huang noted, adding that the turnover of Bell wireless customers also improved slightly.On the downside, the corporate business was a source of weakness in the quarter as companies reduced the number of phone lines and converted to Internet-based services.Bell lost 35,595 lines at businesses, up 43 per cent or 10,706 compared with a year ago.Canaccord Genuity analyst Dvai Ghose noted the weakness in the business segment reflected general economic weakness in Quebec and Ontario.“With no obvious turnaround in key verticals, like manufacturing and retailing, we expect continued weakness in the enterprise segment,” Ghose wrote in a note to clients.Revenues for Bell Media, which includes TV and specialty TV channels, increased by 40.7 per cent to $722 million thanks to higher advertising and subscriber fees from the Astral acquisition. Rate increases in specialty TV services and higher revenues from new mobile content deals also helped Bell Media’s revenues.BCE acquired Astral Media last year and its stable of TV channels and radio stations in a deal worth $3.8 billion.Revenues for subsidiary Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) decreased 1.2 per cent to $676 million in the first quarter due to continued declines in local and long-distance phone customers and competition.As of March 31, BCE said it had 7.9 million wireless subscribers, up 1.2 per cent from a year ago. The number of Internet subscribers grew 3.4 per cent to 3.16 million.Bell Fibe TV added 54,680 net new customers during the quarter, up 15.2 per cent. The company says its total number of TV subscribers rose 8.1 per cent to 2.52 million. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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