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Umpiring sparks protests in Bangladesh

By The Assam Tribune

DHAKA, March 20 (PTI): Rage in social media continued to mount as mainstream Bangladeshi newspapers today castigated the �poor umpiring� in the World Cup cricket quarter final match with India, reflecting a nationwide anger against umpires� alleged �bias� for Indians.

Most Bangladeshi newspapers carried comments of cricket connoisseurs criticising the umpiring in the Bangladesh-India match to justify the protests with mass circulation Samokal newspapers carried a banner headline saying �The umpires defeated Bangladesh�.Furious fans continued to ventilate their rage in the social media like Facebook a day after hundreds supporters staged protest marches at different parts of the country including the premier Dhaka University campus where they also burnt an effigy of Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar.

The protest erupted soon after defending champions India yesterday reached World Cup semi-finals with a crushing 109-run win over Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

�The controversies which for sure will continue for many more days was whether an umpiring error helped Rohit to score his first World Cup hundred and denied the Tigers from seizing momentum at a crucial stage or whether inform Mahmudullah Riyad was a bit unlucky when he was given out in dubious circumstances,� the Daily Star newspaper commented.

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Umpiring sparks protests in Bangladesh

DHAKA, March 20 (PTI): Rage in social media continued to mount as mainstream Bangladeshi newspapers today castigated the �poor umpiring� in the World Cup cricket quarter final match with India, reflecting a nationwide anger against umpires� alleged �bias� for Indians.

Most Bangladeshi newspapers carried comments of cricket connoisseurs criticising the umpiring in the Bangladesh-India match to justify the protests with mass circulation Samokal newspapers carried a banner headline saying �The umpires defeated Bangladesh�.Furious fans continued to ventilate their rage in the social media like Facebook a day after hundreds supporters staged protest marches at different parts of the country including the premier Dhaka University campus where they also burnt an effigy of Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar.

The protest erupted soon after defending champions India yesterday reached World Cup semi-finals with a crushing 109-run win over Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

�The controversies which for sure will continue for many more days was whether an umpiring error helped Rohit to score his first World Cup hundred and denied the Tigers from seizing momentum at a crucial stage or whether inform Mahmudullah Riyad was a bit unlucky when he was given out in dubious circumstances,� the Daily Star newspaper commented.