Umpire officiates from both ends after injury to colleague in Ranji Trophy final

C Shamsuddin will take no additional half as an on-field umpire within the Ranji Trophy ultimate in Rajkot due to swelling in his decrease stomach, after a ball thrown by a Bengal fielder following the autumn of a wicket on Monday hit Shamsuddin when he wasn’t trying.

“He did not look comfy taking the sphere due to ache, so we took him to hospital and he underwent medical examination,” a Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation official informed ESPNcricinfo on Tuesday. “He was suggested every week’s relaxation, so he’ll return dwelling.”

For one full session on Tuesday, KN Ananthapadhmanabhan, the opposite on-field umpire, officiated from each ends, with native umpire Piyush Kakkar doing obligation at sq. leg. The BCCI laws require the presence of impartial umpires from each ends; Kakkar, being from Rajkot, wasn’t allowed to officiate from the principle finish.

S Ravi, the designated third umpire, could not take the sphere as he was the one match official outfitted with BCCI’s restricted DRS accessible for the match. Nevertheless, after lunch, Shamsuddin was briefly slotted in as TV umpire, with Ravi taking the sphere to adjust to BCCI’s impartial umpires’ standards.

The absence of a fourth umpire for a televised five-day recreation, that too a ultimate, may increase questions over the board’s contingency measures in case of unexpected conditions like exterior accidents to officers, like in Shamsuddin’s case, or concussion.

The BCCI has summoned Yashwant Barde from Mumbai as alternative. He’s anticipated to reach on Tuesday night, and can officiate together with Ananthapadhmanabhan from Wednesday, the third day of the ultimate.


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