ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – David Warner explains the fury after the overweight against Sri Lanka – LSB

David Warner called for more accountability of the referee and expressed his frustration with ball tracking technology after being sent off in Australia’s win over Sri Lanka in Lucknow on Monday. Warner was given lbw on the field by umpire Joel Wilson for 11 when he played a ball off left-arm fast bowler Dilshan Madushanka.

Warner immediately reviewed the decision, but was visibly stunned and angry when ball tracking showed the ball was hitting the outside of leg stump. Australia retained the review as it was a referee’s call, but Warner verbally lashed out during his exit. Speaking on Tuesday, he explained why he was upset and what he said to Wilson after the dismissal, calling for umpires’ individual decision percentage statistics to be displayed on the big screen just like batting statistics.

“I expressed my frustration quite loudly — not just at myself — but… [because] “It stayed down, and usually when something hits me on the outside of my leg, I know it’s pretty much going down my leg,” Warner said. “I asked Joel when I was there exactly what happened, and why he gave that. He said the ball was swinging back. To his credit, if he thought that, that’s why he made the decision. But then when you see the replay of how it happened, you get a little upset. That’s Out of our control.

“There’s a lot to say in terms of what I’d like to see. This probably won’t get implemented, but players’ stats come up on the board as you walk out to bat. When they announce the umpires, and they come up on the screen, I’d like to see their stats come up on the board as well. Because we see that in the NRL ( National Rugby League). The NRL displays those stats. I think the NFL (National Football League) displays those stats. Stats [as well]. I think it’s great for spectators to see it too.

“Obviously players are being dropped for poor performances. It was never explained to us what is happening with the board. It is just an indicator. It is just little things to show the viewers. [that] It’s not easy. Can you explain where it is not easy, [and] Why it’s not easy, and then when good decisions are made, they can explain that. I just think it’s something that can be explored.”

Warner stressed that he does not believe there are any biased decision-makers among the elite panel of referees, but he wants to see greater accountability.

“You definitely know which judges are going to give a 50-50 verdict when you hit the podium, and that’s where it gets frustrating in my opinion,” Warner said. “There’s no bias in anything. It’s just that you feel it as a player sometimes.

“There has to be some accountability. If you make a wrong decision, just accept it and apologise. Players won’t bite your head off. Referees won’t bite your head off if you ask them the question. They’re generally honest. You also see it with dugouts in the NFL. You get some absolute stinkers, and some referees don’t referee the next game.”

Warner then took aim at the ICC’s ball tracking technology provider Hawk-Eye, claiming that the technology was never explained to him, and that there should be greater accountability when ball tracking does not appear to match what is shown in replay. .

“At the moment, it looks like we’re waiting [ball-tracking]”And as a player, you get more frustrated because you’re thinking, ‘Did they set it up?'” Warner said. What are impact points? How many points of influence are there before he continues?

“I’ve never had Hawk-Eye come in and explain how this technology actually works; it’s just for TV. If they could come in and explain to us how it works, sometimes we might not point out, or [actually] Return to him.”

“To be fair, if you warn someone, you think they won’t do it [again]. “This is just a perfect example of ignorance and arrogance – just not listening.”

Warner on Mitchell Starc warns Kusal Perera not to leave his crease too early at the non-striker’s end

Despite Warner’s claim, it is understood Australian players and coaching staff have had multiple opportunities in recent years to learn how ball tracking technology works, with some players being taken to broadcast trucks to see the ball tracking system in action.

It is also understood that Australia’s players had the opportunity to work with some of the ICC referees on decision ratios and decision-making processes. It is not known which players took advantage of these opportunities or when they were specifically arranged.

Warner also commented on Mitchell Starc giving Sri Lanka’s opening batsman Kusal Perera several warnings about leaving his crease early at the non-striker’s end before bowling.

“To be fair, if you warn someone, you think they won’t do it [again]“This is just a perfect example of ignorance and arrogance in a way — just not listening,” Warner said.

However, Warner was not asked why the Australians did not take the completely legal option of sending off Pereira.

Alex Malcolm is an associate editor at ESPNcricinfo

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