The sixth edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is currently in progress and the competition witnessed one of the worst decisions from the umpires ever.
St Lucia Stars and Guyana Amazon Warriors locked horns on Saturday as the hosts managed to keep their nerve in a thriller to win the match by 3 runs. But more than the result of the game, the umpire’s decision to adjudge David Warner leg before wicket (LBW) was discussed.
Warner, on 11, attempted to reverse sweep a delivery from Guyana’s Imran Tahir delivery that was angling wide of the left-hander’s off-stump but mis-timed the stroke. Tahir appealed briefly, and looked to have given up on the shout, just as umpire Nigel Duguid raised his finger.
That sparked Tahir’s trademark overzealous celebration as he ran out towards the square boundary, while Warner appeared to mouth “What?” with palms upraised and looking around in bewilderment.
Also replays showed that the Australian top-edged the ball into his gloves. Not only had it struck the bat and gloves but was on a trajectory that would have taken it wide of the stumps.
— Hit wicket (@sukhiaatma69) August 12, 2018
The same umpire was involved in another controversial decision earlier in the match when Guyana batsman Luke Ronchi was given out lbw to a ball from left-arm spinner Mark Chapman that appeared to be heading well down the leg side.