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Mark Benson: Why I walked out

December 8th, 2009 by TWC in Miscellaneous

The ICC has just released a statement from Mark Benson in support of the umpire review system and explaining why he left the Test mid-match. Here it is in full:

“Following my withdrawal from the Adelaide Test and the media speculation about my future, I would like to clarify that I have not resigned as an elite panel umpire.

“I had withdrawn after the first day’s play as I felt that due to my general health, I was not up to the task and felt it was in the best interests of the game, the ICC and myself that I step down and hand over to my colleague on the elite panel, Asad Rauf.

“I have been in discussions with the ICC since my return from Australia and we have agreed that I will undergo a series of medical assessments. We will then discuss my future and my position as an ICC elite umpire.

“I would also like to state clearly that my withdrawal had nothing whatsoever to do with the decision review system (DRS). I remain a proponent of the use of technology as it helps the reduction of the obvious umpiring errors. The media speculation about the so-called disagreement in the umpires’ room is unfounded and totally untrue.”

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