BAN vs SA: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) isn’t pleased with the umpiring standards amidst the ongoing Test series between Bangladesh and South Africa. BCB stated that the board will lodge a complaint to the International Cricket Council for exhibiting biased umpiring in the first Test of the ongoing Test cricket.
A lot of decisions in the Test match didn’t go in favor of the visitors when they should have. Besides, the Bangladesh skipper, Mominul Haque also complained about severe sledging from the hosts. According to players of the touring camp and BCB officials, the umpiring of Adrian Thomas Holdstock and his senior partner Marais Erasmus was certainly not up to the mark.
“We will file an official complaint to ICC about umpiring after the series,” BCB cricket operation chairman Jalal Yunus told Cricbuzz on Monday (April 4). “We have already lodged one complaint about the umpiring after the ODI series and it was given to the match referee (Andy Pycroft) but he did pay any heed to it,” he said.
“Regarding umpiring decision everyone had seen globally and we cannot do anything as they are the final judge but after the Test in Port Elizabeth we will go with everything that had happened.
”You have seen Mominul raised concerns over sledging and we feel umpires should have told both parties impartially about it but instead of doing that they warned our cricketers,” he said.
South Africa won the first Test of the series by a big margin of 220 runs. Batting first, South Africa posted 367 runs in the first innings. In reply, Bangladesh managed to score 298 runs in the second innings. Bangladesh then bundled South Africa out for 204 runs but South Africa put in an outstanding bowling performance in the fourth innings to bundle Bangladesh out for just 53 runs, thereby winning the game by a big margin of 220 runs.
BAN vs SA 1st Test Scorecard:
SA vs BAN, 1st Test Brief Scores: South Africa 367 & 204 beat Bangladesh 298 & 53 (Shanto 26, Maharaj 7-32, Harmer 3-21) by 220 runs
The second Test of the series is slated to be played from 8th to 12th April 2022 at St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.