No sanctions for umpires despite no-ball controversy

The BCCI match referee Manu Nayyar also revealed that umpire Sundaram Ravi expressed his regret to Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli at the end of the game.

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli in action against Mumbai Indians at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday.   -  AFP

 

BCCI match referee Manu Nayyar has not submitted any adverse report against umpires Sundaram Ravi and C Nandan for their howlers during the IPL game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, an official said on Friday.

An upset RCB skipper Virat Kohli had a word with errant umpire S Ravi, whose failure to sight a no ball by Lasith Malinga proved costly for the home team during its six-run loss to MI on Thursday.

“Nayyar’s report is also not very critical,” said an IPL official privy to the discussion.

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“Virat was upset and told Ravi that this no ball cost them dearly. Ravi expressed his regret and admitted that he didn’t take the right decision at that moment,” he added.

The official also rubbished unsubstantiated reports that Kohli had barged into Nayyar’s room to express his anger against Ravi.

“The reports of Kohli barging in match referee’s room and all that published in a website is a figment of imagination. Nothing of that sort happened,” the official said.

“Once Virat said what he had to during presentation ceremony, why does he even need to go to Nayyar? He made it clear what he felt about umpiring,” he added referring to Kohli’s post-match comment that the umpires should have kept their eyes open.

Ravi's poor call denied the host a free-hit which could have changed the result.

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