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ICC retains Nitin Menon in Elite Panel, set for maiden neutral umpire appearance in Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: India's Nitin Menon has retained his place in the ICC Elite Panel and is set to make his maiden appearance as a neutral umpire in Sri Lanka later this month. A BCCI official told PTI that Menon has got a one-year extension from the International Cricket Council. The 38-year-old from Indore remains the only Indian in the 11-member Elite Panel of Umpires. "The ICC recently gave a one-year extension to Menon who has been our leading umpire over the last three to four years. You will also see him making his debut as a neutral umpire later this month," the official told PTI. Menon was promoted to the Elite Panel at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, becoming the third Indian to enter the club after S Venkataraghavan and S Ravi. However, Menon was limited to officiating inter...
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Bangladesh pacer Khaled Ahmed fined 15 percent for breaching ICC Code of Conduct | Cricket News – Times of India

PORT ELIZABETH: Bangladesh pacer Khaled Ahmed has been fined 15 percent of his match fee after he breached the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test against South Africa here. Ahmed was found guilty of breaching Article 2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "throwing a ball at or near a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner during an international match." The Level 1 breach means Ahmed will also have one demerit point added to his disciplinary record -- it's his first offence in a 24-month period. Bangladesh’s Khaled Ahmed has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second #SAvBAN Test… https://t.co/IbwvUqR5yW— ICC (@I...
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Elgar defends South Africans against ‘sledging’ allegations | Cricket News – Times of India

PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa): South African Test captain Dean Elgar on Thursday defended his team against allegations of "unbearable sledging" during the first Test against Bangladesh in Durban. He said the Bangladesh players needed to "harden up" if they wanted to play the game at a high level. Speaking ahead of the second Test, which starts at St George's Park on Friday, Elgar said South Africa played the game hard but stopped short of swearing or using foul language towards their opponents. Bangladesh cricket operations chief Jalal Yunus said on Tuesday that his board would make an official complaint to the International Cricket Council about what he described as biased umpiring and the "sledging" of the home team. "I don't think they are justified whatsoever," said Elgar. "We play ...
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ICC congratulates Marais Erasmus on reaching 100-ODI landmark | Cricket News – Times of India

PAARL (South Africa): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated Marais Erasmus for officiating in 100 men's One Day Internationals as an on-field umpire. Erasmus, a member of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, reached the landmark when he took the field in the first ODI between South Africa and India in Paarl on Wednesday. "Marais is a very consistent umpire with a fine temperament. It is no surprise that he has reached this milestone and I am sure he will continue to do well in the coming years,"Adrian Griffith, ICC Senior Manager - Umpires and Referees said as per an official ICC release. "I congratulate him on behalf of everyone at the ICC and wish him all the best for the future. He has served the game well and is a role model for many aspiring umpires the worl...
‘Try and be a little quicker please’: Umpire warns KL Rahul for late pullout in 2nd Test
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‘Try and be a little quicker please’: Umpire warns KL Rahul for late pullout in 2nd Test

India stand-in captain KL Rahul received a warning from umpire Marais Erasmus on the first day of the second Test, after he belatedly pulled out of a Kagiso Rabada delivery. In the 5th over of the Indian innings, South African pacer Rabada was all set to bowl the third delivery but had to stop at the last moment because Rahul had pulled out at the last second. However, he was quick to apologise for the situation. “Just try and be a little quicker please KL,” the stump mic caught umpire Erasmus as saying, to which Rahul quickly said “Sorry”. Marais is a sweet guy #INDvSA. As is the stand-in captain pic.twitter.com/KVQNqUPt06 — Benaam Baadshah (@BenaamBaadshah4) January 3, 2022 Meanwhile, Duanne Olivier dismissed out-of-form batters Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane off s...
India vs South Africa: Allahudien Paleker set for Test debut after 15-year journey | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa: Allahudien Paleker set for Test debut after 15-year journey | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG (South Africa): A 15-year long journey will end on Monday when Allahudien Paleker walks out onto the Imperial Wanderers turf in Johannesburg to take charge of South Africa against India in the second Test. The Cape Town-born official turned 44 on Saturday and he will celebrate his latest birthday by becoming South Africa's 57th Test umpire - and the 497th in the history of the game dating back to the year 1877. A former first-class cricketer, Paleker will line up opposite one of his mentors and inspirations, Marais Erasmus, at the 'Bullring' where he will finally reach the top after years of sacrifice and hard work. "It definitely will be a proud moment for me. You know when you start umpiring, your dream and your goal is to get to the highest level and to stand in a Test m...