Twitter reacts to poor standard of 2019 Ashes umpiring

The 2019 Ashes
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The Ashes represents the pinnacle of Test cricket. The biggest crowds, the brightest lights, the most column inches. 

But one aspect of the Ashes has left a lot to be desired on day one and that is the standard of umpiring.

With English and Australian umpires understandably prohibited from taking charge of their own countries’ matches, the series has to make do with ‘the best of the rest’.

Those presiding over today’s action were Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Joel Wilson (West Indies) and it’s fair to say they had a tough day at the office.

There’re too many incidents to list, but the pick of the bunch was Peter Siddle given out for one of the biggest inside edge’s you’ve ever seen. Thankfully for justice lovers, Australia had a review remaining and the decision was swiftly overturned.

Twitter was not amused…

 

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