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Umpires’ calls in LBW decisions in the ICC World Cup 2023 have sparked massive controversy. David Warner was also angry about this rule on the field during a match. Now this rule became a topic of discussion in the recent match between Pakistan and South Africa. Gautam Gambhir asked ICC to remove umpire’s call from LBW decisions.

There were two calls in the Pakistan vs South Africa match in which former player Gautam Gambhir urged the International Cricket Council to remove the umpire’s call position and declare the batsman out if the ball hits the stumps. If umpire had dismissed Tabrez Shamsi, Pakistan could have won the match. However, when the Men in Green went for DRS, it was the umpire’s decision. Earlier, Rassie van der Dussen had to go back to the dressing room after the umpire’s decision went against her.

He said, “I am not saying this because Pakistan lost the match. Same thing happened with South Africa and ICC should clarify this rule. If the ball hits the bails, the batsman should be declared out.