The West Indies allrounder Carlos Brathwaite has said that he is not sure whether he may attract fine for the comments he will make but his team wad on the wrong end of some “dodgy” decisions while Test legend Michael Holding labelled the umpires “weak” in their 15-run loss to Australia at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
Brathwaite said the decisions didn’t cost his team the game, but still expressed his frustration after a thrilling clash at the Nottingham venue.
The Windies successfully overturned four separate out decisions in their doomed chase of 289, while umpire Chris Gaffaney also missed a no-ball call the delivery before Chris Gayle was dismissed.
A no-ball call would have made the next delivery from Mitchell Starc – which trapped Gayle in front – a free hit, while even that dismissal was only upheld by the “umpire’s call” rule when Gayle reviewed it.
“I don’t know if I’ll be fined for saying it, but I just think that the umpiring was a bit frustrating,” Brathwaite said.
“Obviously three decisions in one over as far as I can remember being dodgy, it was frustrating and sent ripples through the dressing room.
“To lose Chris in a chase of 280, who can probably get 180 of them himself, broke the start that we wanted to have.
“But the umpires do their job, they try to do it to the best of their ability, we as players go out their to do our job as well, so there was no confrontation between the players and the umpires.”