Holder bemoans umpiring decisions in loss to Australia

West Indies captain Jason Holder believes the team was unlucky with the umpiring decisions after their 15 run loss to Australia on Thursday at the ICC World Cup. The Caribbean side used the Decision Review System (DRS) five times during their innings after several questionable calls from umpires Chris Gaffaney of New Zealand and Sri Lankan Ruchira Palliyaguruge.

Opener Chris Gayle had two decisions overturned and the delivery before his dismissal for 21, was later shown to be a no-ball. Holder himself had two decisions overturned which led to former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding saying the umpiring had been atrocious and called the officials weak. All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite slammed the umpires and believed it affected the atmosphere in the dressing room.

But while not being overly critical of the umpires, Holder was disappointed most of the decisions went against the Windies. Holder and his team will play their third game of the tournament on Monday when they take on South Africa who have lost three games in a row.



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