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The International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to reintroduce the neutral match officials in the forthcoming bilateral series as the travels restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic have been lifted while building on the success of the use of home umpires.

Following the board meeting that was held this weekend, the authority of the world’s cricket brought back the appointment of the neutral umpires to avoid any sort of controversy forth that spoils the spirit of cricket to a great extent.

‘Neutral match officials should be utilized as travel restrictions are lifted while building on the success of the use of home umpires,’ revealed ICC in a press release on Sunday.

It is assumed that the ICC agreed to the framework due to the ceaseless debate on the partial umpiring in the bilateral series freshly that would decline to offer additional advantages to the home side.

Bangladesh also suffered from the same afresh when they were facing South Africa in the opener of the two-Test held in Kingsmead, Durban, from March 31 to April 4.

In the game, Bangladesh made several appeals on multiple occasions during South Africa’s second innings, more precisely in the first two sessions of the day-4 play where the umpires overlooked them.

They asked for a review when Dean Elgar was given not out on the field by umpire Marais Erasmus.

Again in the 19th over of the innings, Bangladesh successfully overturned Adrian Holdstock’s not-out decision for an lbw against Sarel Erwee.

Subsequently, In the 26th over, Khaled Ahmed was denied an lbw decision against Keegan Petersen.

Following the owes, the BCB issued a written complaint against the umpires appointed in the match, said the board’s cricket operations chairman Mohammad Jalal Yunus.

‘We have already lodged one complaint about the umpiring after the ODI series. The match referee had initially misbehaved with our manager NafeesIqbal but then softened when we gave him a written complaint.’

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‘We will lodge another official complaint about this Test match.’

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