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“All Clocks Will Start On Time”: Virender Sehwag On Umpiring Bias In India-Australia Women’s Hockey CWG Semi-Final

India ended up shedding to Australia in girls’s hockey semi-final within the ongoing Commonwealth Games. However, the penalty shootout has now change into an enormous speaking about after the umpires known as for the primary Australian shot to be re-taken resulting from a shot-clock error. It is necessary to notice that Ambrosia Malone had missed the penalty, however the match officers known as for the shot to be retaken, and Ambrosia didn’t fail to transform her strike this time round.

Former India batter Virender Sehwag has now reacted strongly to the decision by the officers, saying such biasedness used to occur in cricket as effectively till they grew to become a superpower.

“Penalty miss hua Australia se and the Umpire says, Sorry Clock start nahi hua. Such biasedness used to happen in cricket as well earlier till we became a superpower, Hockey mein bhi hum jald banenge and all clocks will start on time. Proud of our girls,” tweeted Sehwag.

Australia ultimately defeated India 3-0 in shootout to e-book their place within the finals, and they’ll sq. off towards England within the gold medal match. On the opposite hand, India will sq. off towards New Zealand within the bronze medal match.

Former India hockey captain Viren Rasquinha additionally reacted strongly to the incident, tweeting: “The @FIH_Hockey really needs to get their act in order. Timers are basics. This is not an Under 10 school match. 2nd time in a year in major tournaments this happens. Our beautiful sport will lose its credibility & will lose many passionate fans if FIH continues to f*#$ up.”

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Saturday additionally apologised for the clock controversy that occurred through the Indian girls’s workforce’s semifinal loss towards Australia on the Commonwealth Games, saying it will “thoroughly review” the incident. Australia’s Rosie Malone, who missed her first try through the penalty shootout, was gifted one other probability because the eight second countdown on the scoreboard hadn’t began.

“In the semi-final match of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games between Australia and India (Women), the penalty shootout started mistakenly too early (the clock was not yet ready to operate), for which we apologise,” FIH mentioned in a press release.


“The process in place for such situations is that the penalty shootout has to be retaken, which was done. This incident will be thoroughly reviewed by the FIH in order to avoid any similar issues in the future,” the assertion added.

(With PTI inputs)

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