Dharmasena, Erasmus to supervise World Cup final

STUFF    Lord's has the longest rope of major cricket grounds

STUFF Lord's has the longest rope of major cricket grounds

Dharmasena gave Roy out caught behind on 85 off Pat Cummins, despite replays showing that he had made no contact with the ball.

Roy, who struck a belligerent 85 in England's successful run chase, was found to have breached Article 2.8 ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to showing dissent at an umpire's decision in an global match.

While the decision was quite obviously the incorrect one, Cowan said that Roy had no right to stand his ground after Dharmasena had raised his finger.

The stump microphone heard Roy calling the situation "f***ing embarrassing" and there were more than just a few harsh words spouted by the angry Englishman as social media also erupted at how the umpire could make such a poor decision. The International Cricket Council (ICC) finalised the umpires and officials for the World Cup final featuring hosts England and New Zealand following the conclusion of the two semi-finals.

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After the game, Roy was found guilty of breaching Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. The swashbuckling batter had to face 30 percent of his match fee for this offence.

Meanwhile, Jason Roy who refused to walk after the incident, copped three ICC Demerit Points to his name and is one demerit point away from a match ban.

Needless to say, fans are not pleased about Dharmasena officiating the World Cup final either. Dharamsena was wrong in giving Roy out and it led social media to run a campaign to remove the umpire from the final. Another Sri Lankan, Ranjan Madugalle, is the match referee. Australian Rod Tucker will adjudicate on DRS and other television decisions as third umpire with Pakistan's Aleem Dar named as fourth official.

His partner will be South African Marais Erasmus, who also stood in the same semi-final.

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