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IPL 2019 | Nigel Llong cleared by BCCI to officiate CSK vs MI final in Hyderabad

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05/11/2019

The BCCI will reportedly not take any action against Nigel Llong, who is set to be involved in the 2019 IPL final between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians on Sunday. Llong had an argument with RCB captain Virat Kohli and pacer Umesh Yadav after a contentious no-ball decision in Bangalore.

Reputed ICC umpire Nigel Llong looks set to officiate in the upcoming 2019 IPL final which will be played between defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The BCCI has opted against taking any action for the British umpire’s angry outburst during the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium last week.

Reports in TOI suggested that Committee of Administrators (CoA), in accordance with the IPL Operations team, have given the green light for Llong to officiate in the IPL final despite an official complaint lodged by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA).

"Nigel Llong's performance has been one of the best in the IPL. It was a moment's outburst and can happen with any human being. He realised his mistake and paid from his own pocket. So the matter ends there," a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

In the match between RCB and SRH, Llong got into a verbal spat with RCB skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Umesh Yadav after a contentious no-ball decision in the final over of the first innings. The 50-year old senior umpire then reportedly kicked the door of the umpires' room at the Chinnaswamy Stadium and caused a dent. The umpire apologised for his misconduct and paid Rs 5000 for the damages, but the KSCA wanted the BCCI to take serious action against him.

"The standard of umpiring in this current Indian Premier League has been sub-standard and especially the Indian umpires mostly have been below-par in pressure situations. We have S Ravi, who is at the bottom of the Elite Panel and when fresh list of ICC Elite Panel is released, he won't be there. In a big match like IPL final, you will need a match official like Llong," KSCA secretary Sudhakar Rao said.

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