Twitter outraged after umpire’s comical error leads to controversy during Bangladesh vs West Indies 3rd T20I

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Even though the West Indies beat Bangladesh by 50 runs in the third T20I to clinch the series 2-1, cricketer experts and fans on Twitter were rather unhappy that a close decision didn’t go in the visitors’ favour.

It was the final delivery of the fourth over of Bangladesh’s chase, when Oshane Thomas had Liton Das caught at mid-off, only to be called a no-ball by umpire Tanvir Ahmed.

Replays showed that the umpire was wrong in his judgement, as Thomas’ foot was behind the popping crease.


Windies skipper Carlos Brathwaite seemed livid on watching it on the big screen, and insisted on using the DRS to review it. After animated discussions, the umpires allowed him to take it upstairs, and umpire Ahmed, after discussion on his walkie-talkie, signalled Das out as well.

However, the fourth umpire and match referee Jeff Crowe were quick to step in, calling Brathwaite to the boundary for another discussion, this time joined by the Windies team management and Bangladeshi skipper, Shakib Al Hasan, following which Das was reinstated and a free-hit was signalled.

The commentator on-air, Gautam Bhimani, soon cleared the air on the matter reading out a statement from the third umpire, which stated that “the very fact that the onfield umpire called a no ball is the decision of the onfield umpire and has to be accepted as an error and CANNOT be reviewed”.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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