Monday, October 20, 2008
Asoka De Silva has been paid off!
Sri Lankan umpire Asoka De Silva has continued to astound me with his umpiring decisions in the test between New Zealand and Bangladesh. I couldn't believe he gave Kyle Mills out wrongly earlier in the game and didn't give two LBWs in the first innings (both Bangladeshis) and both were dead. He has taken the cake now by giving Brendon McCullum out LBW. Not only did the ball pitch outside leg stump, but it also was missing the stumps. There needs to be an enquiry as to how this former spinner is able to stand in a test match and if there has been any money change hands with him by bookmakers, because he is having a shocker and it could create history for Bangladesh against New Zealand!