Upset with DRS, Benson planning retirement: Report

Updated: 06 December 2009 13:58 IST

Miffed after the ICC DRS had one of his decisions during the Australia-WIndies Test series overruled, umpire Mark Benson is reportedly planning to retire.

London:

Miffed after the ICC Decision Review System had one of his decisions during the Australia-West Indies Test series overruled, English umpire Mark Benson is reportedly planning to retire.

Benson is returning to England after deciding to step down from the second Australia-West Indies Test in Adelaide after the first day's play.

The ICC maintains that the umpire has been forced out due to ill health but 'The Sunday Times' on Sunday reported that Benson is actually miffed at being over-ruled during the Test.

Benson had ruled West Indian batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul not out twice in the match but his decision was overturned by the third umpire in the second instance despite little video evidence to suggest that the batsman nicked the ball.

"...that is understood to have most upset the English official," the newspaper reported.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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