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India, New Zealand remain unbeaten as rain forces another washout

India, New Zealand remain unbeaten as rain forces another washout

According to a report in a leading Indian daily, Holding's outburst prompted a letter from ICC's production partner asking the 65-year-old to tone down his criticism on air.

Bevan added: "It´s critical for us that we should never amplify umpires´ mistakes by giving airtime to those incidents nor show the umpires in bad light".

"We have only requested them to be fair in their comment".

The ICC has defended its decision not to schedule reserve days for World Cup group matches, citing "extremely unseasonable weather". "It's a strong reminder to everybody involved to uphold the strongest of standards in our coverage".

In the match at Trent Bridge, West Indies opener Chris Gayle received two reprieves on review after being given out on both occasions. However, the third time the on-field decision stayed but it should have been a free-hit as Mitchell Starc had overstepped whole bowling the previous delivery. The sun didn't come out all day and at the end of it, after several inspections, umpire Paul Reiffel declared at 3pm that the "weather had beaten us".

"If those umpires yesterday were Federation Internationale de Football Association officials, they would have been told to pack their bags and head home".

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Weather forecasts at Nottingham ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019 match between India and New Zealand predicted a wet day and that was exactly what fans got as an unprecedented fourth match was washed out on Thursday (June 13). I think being in that position myself [being born in the Republic of Ireland] it does feel different the first time you play against a side that either you could have potentially played for or played for. Is the objective to protect the umpires even when they do a bad job? "It's true that there was a mass email sent out after the West Indies/Australia game and I did see fit to respond".

Holding, however, will continue to commentate in the tournament after the ICC said the matter has been resolved.

"I guess honest mistakes from the umpires, I don't want to get into the officiating part, but it's just ironic", the all-rounder said after his team's defeat.

India will be favourites against Pakistan who have failed to register even a single win against the Blues at any World Cup tournament so far.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.