World Cup 2015 March 17, 2015

Umpire communications to be aired during knockouts

ESPNcricinfo staff

Umpire Kumar Dharmasena will be officiating the Australia-Pakistan game in Adelaide © AFP

All communication between on-field and TV umpires during referrals, consultations and DRS player reviews during all the knockout games of the 2015 World Cup will be made available to host broadcaster Star Sports to put on air, the ICC has announced.

The ICC held a successful trial of a similar broadcast during the ODI series between Australia and South Africa in November 2014.

This World Cup has had some controversial umpiring decisions - the boundary catch that dismissed Zimbabwe's Sean Williams in their match against Ireland, Chris Jordan's run out against Bangladesh and also James Anderson's run out in their match against Australia, has drawn criticism from fans and experts.