KARACHI: Several Pakistan Test cricketers have lashed out at poor and disappointing umpiring in the opening Test between Pakistan Sri Lanka in Galle.
"Its mockery of Test cricket they way umpires Steve Davis and Ian Gould performed in the Galle Test," former Pakistan Captain Rashid Latif said on Monday.
"A couple of wrong decision can be acceptable. But they way Messrs Gould and Davis made blunders it was really below par performance by the men in the white coat," he commented.
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 208 runs inside four-day in the first Test match in Galle to taken 1-0 lead in the 3-match series.
He called upon the International Cricket Council (ICC) to make Decision Review System (DRS) mandatory in Test matches as well as in other brands of the game.
"ICC is an authority and they should implement the DRS system," he pointed out.
"ICC must create uniformity in using the technology and DRS to save the game from being damaged and making it controversial," Rashid Latif said.
He said he was highly disappointed with Pakistan's poor show when they were bowled out for 100.
"When your are dismissed for 100 on the opening day it was very difficult to comeback," he said.
Former batting star Basit Ali "Umpiring in Galle Test was pathetic and damaging for sport," said.
"This kind of poor umpiring put the integrity of men in the white coat under question," he asserted. (APP)