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India vs England: Umpire Chettithody Shamsuddin Stands Down From Final T20I in Bengaluru

Shamshuddin, who infuriated England by giving Joe Root out lbw in the previous game when replays showed he got a thick inside edge, cited fitness for sitting out the series decider.

AFP |February 1, 2017, 8:16 PM IST
India vs England: Umpire Chettithody Shamsuddin Stands Down From Final T20I in Bengaluru

Bangalore: Controversial umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin on Wednesday withdrew as one of the on-field officials just before the start of the final Twenty20 international between India and England in Bangalore.

Shamshuddin, who infuriated England by giving Joe Root out lbw in the previous game when replays showed he got a thick inside edge, cited fitness for sitting out the series decider.

The 46-year-old, who has stood in 11 T20 internationals, will be performing the third umpire duties while his compatriot Nitin Menon will stand alongside Anil Chaudhary.

England skipper Eoin Morgan expressed "extreme frustration" at Shamshuddin's dismissal of Root in the final over in Nagpur on Sunday when India scraped a five-run victory over the tourists.

Shamshuddin also turned down an England lbw appeal against Indian skipper Virat Kohli in Nagpur. Replays later showed the ball would have hit the middle and off stumps.

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