England frustrated with umpiring inconsistency
England opener Zak Crawley said they were frustrated by some of the umpiring decisions on day one of the ongoing day-night Test against India in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
TV umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin oversaw several close calls on a frantic 13-wicket day, which ended with India gaining the upper hand in the pink-ball contest.
He saw several replays before adjudging Jack Leach caught at gully where CheteshwarPujara took a low catch.
England were upset after Shubman Gill was originally ruled out caught by Ben Stokes, but the TV umpire overturned the decision even though replays were not conclusive.
England captain Joe Root was seen remonstrating with on-field umpires Nitin Menon and Anil Chaudhary demanding consistency in the decisions. ‘It’s very frustrating,’ Crawley, whose fluent 53 was the highest score in England›s first innings total of 112, told a video news conference.
“We’re behind the game and we need those little 50-50s to go our way. It seemed like none of them went our way today,” he said.
“When we batted Jack had one where it didn’t quite carry and it seemed like they looked at it from five or six different angles. When we were fielding it seemed like they looked at it from one angle. That’s where the frustrations lie.”