Umpire Daryl Harper Steps Down for the Third Test(IND V/S WI)

India
June 29, 2011 3:29pm CST
Umpire Harper has decided to step down from his duty for the third test between India and WestIndies after a strong criticism from India team and the BBCI.
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@grvdubey11 (1882)
• India
30 Jun 11
Well the criticism is justified, Harper has been consistently poor, it was really shocking to see him doing umpiring in a test match when he was so poor in the world cup.Six wrong decisions against a team, well that's enough to ensure that team's humiliating defeat.Its good that India won in-spite of that.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
30 Jun 11
I think it is becoming a tradition for Aussie umpires to retire in disgrace. Darrel Hair went out in disgrace. Now it is the turn of Daryl Harper. To be fair he had a horrendous first test against India and all his decisions that were wrong went against India. So if he is taking an offense against the comments by the Indian players then he is the only person to blame for it. Cheers! Ram
@moksha09 (468)
• India
2 Jul 11
The ugly Aussie to the fore again. India is exposing some huge mistakes like the sledging Aussies and now this character who seems anti India. When the Aussies sledged and called you ugly names and mimicked your English accent it was called mental dis-integration but when we responded by making monkey gestures it was misconstrued as racism. Now when we point fingers at their poor and biased umpiring they can't handle it. But now BCCI is in a position of strength.We can kick as* too.A lot of domineering people need to be put in their place.
@venkit (2957)
• India
2 Jul 11
That is the first good move from Harper. its better for him to step down from umpiring and should announce his retirement. useless umpiring, that too in test matches! and Raina got fine for the mistake of umpire! what is happening ICC should take action against umpires who make wrong decision.
• India
30 Jun 11
Well it definately will not do the game any good or benefit anyone. The Indians were definately upset with his decision making in the first test and voiced their opinion. Four wrong decisions in the same innings is not a joke. India could have also set a bigger target had those decisions not be made. Its also could be that Darryl Harper who was goign to officiate in his last test decided that he has had enough and called it quits a little early. Its his decision and there will be reasons for the same. Lets hope that the introduction of the DRS will help everybody and reduce the pressure on the onfield umpires.
• India
30 Jun 11
I think that was good news on india's part however He was supposed to retire from international level after the third test match between india and west-indies.Good luck Mr Harper.