Basit Ali, PCB official berate umpire Simon Taufel


Pakistan lost the semifinal by five wickets on Saturday to crash out of the elite ICC event.
Ali adjured the Pakistan Cricket Board to approach the ICC for holding an inquiry into Taufel's umpiring.
"The PCB should also itself carry out an independent inquiry into some of the decisions made by Taufel as they cost Pakistan the match," Basit, a former Test player, said.

Ali reckons that the decision against Umar Akmal changed the course of the Pakistan innings and they ended up 30 to 40 runs short of setting a good target.

"Umar was given out when he had started to cane the Kiwi bowlers and then in the New Zealand innings some clear decisions went against Pakistan. There should be an inquiry as some fishy decisions were made," he said.

Muhammad Ali Shah, a member of the PCB Governing Council, entreated the Chairman Ejaz Butt to press for a ban on Taufel.
"His umpiring was awful in such a big match and it all went against Pakistan. The Board must ask the ICC to ban Taufel from all matches and if nothing else at least demand that he is not posted for Pakistan's matches in future," Shah said.

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