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Old March 2, 2007, 11:06 AM
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Umpire Ian Howell was involved in a controversial incident during the Australia Tour of Bangladesh in 2006. On 16 April 2006, Bangladesh was struggling at 41/4 in 14th over in the first innings of the second Test Match in Chittagong Divisional Stadium. At this stage, Aftab Ahmed and Rajin Saleh was doing the reconstruction job and took Bangladesh to 102 in 32nd over with losing any further wicket. At this point, the Australia Captain Ricky Ponting, Umpire Ian Howell and Third Umpire Mahbubur Rahman jointly created the following controversial situation:

From Match Bulletin
However, the stand ended in controversial circumstances. Warne floated one up that drifted in and dipped, taking the inside edge before bounding off Ahmed's boots to Gilchrist. The unsure field umpires, Ian Howell and Aleem Dar, referred it Mahbubur Rahman, the third umpire, and after countless replays it seemed the decision was made in the batsman's favour when Ricky Ponting entered the fray. An animated chat with Howell, the umpire at the bowler's end, resulted, quite surprisingly, in a review of the decision as the umpires went into further conversation with Rahman. This time the verdict came in favour of the visitors, and Aftab trudged back for 18.
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