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Punishments handed out for farcical final

World Cup officials banned by ICC

Jun 22, 2007: The International Cricket Council has delivered a humiliating punishment on the five match officials whose combined errors caused the World Cup final in Barbados to be completed amid farcical scenes of near-darkness

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Officials involved in final won't be sacked

Speed apologises for light chaos

Apr 29, 2007: At the precise moment Malcolm Speed, the ICC chief executive, was saying sorry for the bizarre ending of the World Cup final the ICC hoarding behind him came unstuck from the wall, and almost hit his head

Andrew Miller in Barbados

Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup final, Barbados

Crowe takes blame for light chaos

Apr 28, 2007: The match referee Jeff Crowe took the blame for the farcical finish to the World Cup final


Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup final, Barbados

Bucknor and Dar stand in final

Apr 27, 2007: Steve Bucknor and Aleem Dar have been appointed to stand as the on-field umpires for the World Cup final between Australia and Sri Lanka in Barbados

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ICC name umpires for semi-finals

Bucknor in line for fifth successive World Cup final

Apr 23, 2007: Steve Bucknor, the Jamaican umpire, is in line to officiate in his fifth successive World Cup final

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Clive Lloyd not in referees list

ICC announces umpires and referees for World Cup

Mar 2, 2007: The ICC has announced its list of umpires for the group stages and match referees for the entire World Cup

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Bucknor triggers heated debate

Tampering or selective control?

May 8, 2006: Steve Bucknor's potentially-explosive comments, relating to production companies tampering with video footage to undermine umpires, has caused a stir around the cricket world. While television producers expectedly brushed aside his comments, there is an u

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Believes West Indies need an umpires' manager

Bucknor wants to do more Caribbean games

May 7, 2006: International umpire Steve Bucknor feels he is being kept from standing in matches in West Indies for no apparent reason

Feels misuse is eroding the trust between umpires and players

Umpire Bucknor accuses TV crews of doctored images

May 7, 2006: Steve Bucknor, a member of the ICC's elite panel of umpires, has complained that television production companies are misusing technology to make umpires look bad and key players look good

Demanding workload needs more manpower

ICC to add more umpires to elite panel

Dec 2, 2005: The ICC has said that the number of umpires on the elite panel will be increased from seven to nine or ten

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Forthcoming fixtures

ICC announces umpires

Sep 9, 2005: The ICC announced names of match referees and umpires appointed for all Test matches and ODIs to be played up to December, 2005

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ICC Elite Panel named

No changes to top umpiring panel

May 12, 2005: The ICC has announced an unchanged elite panel of umpires for the coming season

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India v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 3rd day

Tendulkar's fall levels the scales

Mar 18, 2005: India fought back magnificently on the third day at Kolkata, taking eight wickets for 120 to dismiss Pakistan for 393 and take a first-innings lead of 14

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Will become first umpire to reach his century

Bucknor to receive golden bails for 100th Test

Feb 22, 2005: Steve Bucknor will become the first umpire to stand in 100 Tests when he steps out in the second Test between India and Pakistan at Kolkata on March 16

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England in South Africa 2004-05

Umpires received death threats, reveals Bucknor

Jan 30, 2005: Steve Bucknor has revealed that both he and Aleem Dar received death threats on the last day of England's final Test against South Africa at Centurion

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Australia in India 2004-05

ICC names umpires for India-Australia series

Sep 24, 2004: The International Cricket Council has nominated the umpires and match referees who will officiate in the four-match Test series between India and Australia

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The chucking controversy

Bucknor: 'Murali's action looks terrible'

Apr 22, 2004: Umpire Steve Bucknor has admitted that Muttiah Muralitharan's bowling action "appears terrible" to the naked eye, but has urged those who doubt its legality to judge him by the evidence of TV replays

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India in Pakistan 2003-04

David Gower of our age and experts worth their salt

Apr 10, 2004: Until the end of the Indian tour of Pakistan, we will be running a daily Paper Round of what newspapers in India and Pakistan, and from around the world, are saying about this series

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Pakistan v India, 2nd Test, Lahore, 3rd day

Strangling the opponent

Apr 7, 2004: The stadia in Pakistan may have been virtually empty for the Tests so far, but that has not been due to the quality of the cricket

The Wisden Verdict by Amit Varma

India v Zimbabwe, VB Series, 8th ODI, Adelaide

Bucknor riles the Indians

Jan 24, 2004: India have formally protested to Clive Lloyd after Steve Bucknor was caught mimicking Rahul Dravid on camera at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday

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