ICC World Cup India won because of umpires Bangladesh PM
ICC World Cup quarter-final defeat against India in Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh poor umpiring has raised the issue now. Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh lost because of the umpires.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the whole world saw the fault of the umpires. Sheikh Hasina was first questioned by ICC president Mustafa Kamal. However, the statement of the ICC president himself shunned by the ICC.
Bangladeshi exiles organized by the national team in Melbourne PM Hasina and the Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan called to congratulate the players.
When you put the phone on loudspeaker Hasina said Hassan, "the umpire give the wrong decision, we would have won. Inshaallah Bangladesh will win in the future. Bangladesh will become world champion one day. He praised the players for the World Cup of performance. He expressed hope that the momentum will continue. "
Bangladeshi cricket fans form a human chain to protest following the quarterfinal match in the ICC World Cup between India and Bangladesh in Dhaka.
His comments came as protests erupted in Bangladesh after the cricketing minnows suffered a 109-run defeat by holders India, due in large part to a blistering knock by Rohit Sharma who top-scored with 137.
Bangladesh were handed a 109-run thrashing by India in the quarterfinal match at the MCG. The only dramatic moment in what was otherwise a clinical Indian performance was when centurion Rohit Sharma got a close no-ball reprieve.
Rohit was on an individual score of 90 and team total on 196 in the 40th over bowled by Rubel Hossain when a marginal 'no-ball' call went in favour of the Indian opener. Rohit went onto add another 47 runs in quick time to help India go past 300-run mark.
Ian Gould was the umpire who adjudged Rubel's full-toss as waist high 'no-ball' with Rohit being holed out at deep mid-wicket boundary. However, TV replays showed that it was a real touch-and-go situation which could have gone either way.
BCB has said it will protest the umpiring in its report to the ICC.
Protests erupted in Bangladesh after the loss with fans voicing their displeasure with the umpiring. Bangladesh captain Mortaza had also expressed his displeasure at a few decisions going against his side.
International Cricket Council (ICC) president Mustafa Kamal, a Bangladeshi, also joined the protest saying, "If needed, I will resign from the ICC. Speaking as fan, it appears to me that it (ICC) has become Indian Cricket Council. There needs to be an investigation. A result was forced on us today."
Rejecting its own President's criticism of the umpiring during Bangladesh's World Cup quarterfinal loss to India, the ICC on Friday said Kamal's outburst against the match officials was "unfortunate" and "baseless"