View Full Version : Lloyd vs. Vaughan & the bad light issue

January 30, 2005, 09:04 AM
They were measured, critical observations made at the end of a long and fragmented day. But the repercussions of what the England captain, Michael Vaughan, had to say about umpires in the Fourth Test here are now threatening to engulf the entire disciplinary structure of world cricket and overshadow the one-day series which starts here today. ...Read more.. (http://sport.independent.co.uk/cricket/story.jsp?story=606043)


Vaughan attended a press conference at the end of the second day and had clearly made up his mind to comment on the umpires' decision to end play early because of bad light. As he spoke, the sun was shining. His point was that England had batted in extremely poor conditions earlier in the day, but having managed to gain the ascendancy - he was 82 not out at the time - the umpires went off for light.

It is known that the ECB were surprised by the level of Lloyd's fine. Equally, it has also become clear that Lloyd and his umpires (in the Test at the Wanderers, they were Steve Bucknor and Aleem Dar) had become tired of the constant carping at their interpretation of regulations, and he might have decided to make an example of Vaughan.

have to agree with Vaughny here. These bad light decisions are getting ridiculous. But the focus has become this even more ridiculous personality clash.

Edited on, January 30, 2005, 2:06 PM GMT, by oracle.