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Umpire Shamshuddin withdraws from series decider

Joe Root's dismissal in Nagpur did not go down well with England AFP

Umpire C Shamshuddin has withdrawn himself from officiating in the T20I series decider between India and England at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. He was reportedly unwell.

The Indian umpire faced criticism after the second T20I in Nagpur, particularly for his decision to adjudge Joe Root lbw in the final over of England's chase. Replays showed the batsman had got an inside edge. Shamshuddin had also given Virat Kohli a reprieve when he was on 7 during India's innings.

Shamshuddin had officiated in the fifth ODI between Australia and Pakistan in Adelaide on January 26, and had returned to India less than 24 hours before the Nagpur match. Appointing umpires for bilateral T20s is the prerogative of the home board.

After England were beaten by five runs in Nagpur, their captain Eoin Morgan expressed "extreme frustration" during the post-match press conference and said they would mention the umpiring in their report to the match referee. In the lead up to the third T20I, Joe Root also called for the introduction of DRS in T20Is.