Published: Sun, July 14, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Roy reunited with Kumar Dharmasena who will umpire World Cup final

Roy reunited with Kumar Dharmasena who will umpire World Cup final

Despite making a howler in the semi-final between England and Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday, that was as blatant as it gets, Kumar Dharmasena of Sri Lanka has been appointed as one of the two on-field umpires for the final at Lord's tomorrow.

Roy was the star of the show in England's blistering run chase as it charged into a World Cup decider for the first time since 1992, obliterating the Aussies by eight wickets in a one-sided show at Edgbaston.

Roy fumed after being wrongly given out caught behind, with replays confirming his bat was nowhere near the bouncer delivered by Pat Cummins. Both batsman and official appeared to be unaware that Jonny Bairstow had already used England's DRS review, with Roy making the signal and Dharmasena sending the decision upstairs - a process that was only quashed after a reminder from Australia's fielders.

England has emerged from a testing opening 10 overs of the reply with just Jason Roy back in the pavilion.

"Roy was found to have breached Article 2.8 ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to showing dissent at an umpires decision in an worldwide match".

"It is time for a new voice for the boys, to hopefully take them to another level".

"Two demerit points have been added to his disciplinary record".

Roy's tirade at the umpires, in which he labelled the decision as a "f--ing embarrassment" resulted him being fined 30 percent of his match fee, but Cowan wanted a harsher penalty. He also umpired the 2016 World T20 final. The ICC have retained Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus, his on-field partner from the second semi in Birmingham, for the showpiece match between Eoin Morgan's team and New Zealand at Lord's. Sri Lankan Ranjan Madugalle will be the match-referee.

Rod Tucker will be the sole Australian representative at Lord's in his capacity as third umpire, while Aleem Dar, of Pakistan, will be fourth official.

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