On Saturday, the legendary Sunil Gavaskar praised the Englishman’s refereeing quality in the ongoing test series between India and England, but said he still prefers neutral referees.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) stipulated that there must be one neutral referee in a test in 1994, and then stipulated two in a game in 2002.
However, due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it temporarily allows home referees to preside over all World Test Championship (WTC) matches.
“I still want to see a neutral referee, because after you use up 2-3 comments, there may still be a decision that may change the game,” the former Indian captain commented on the third day of the second test. Said.
“To avoid prejudice, you should have a neutral referee.”
Gavaska said he was satisfied with the on-site decisions made by the home referee in the ongoing series and the series in Australia in January.
“The quality of refereeing in this series (between India and England) and Australia is very good. But in our (competition) days, that can’t be said,” he said.
Michael Gough and Richard Illingworth were the two on-site referees in the second test, while Richard Kettleborough and Chris Broad were the third referee and the match referee respectively.