Karachi: Pakistan off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal yesterday alleged that ICC umpire, Steve Davis had victimised Pakistan after he ruled Umar Akmal caught behind on a referral decision during their high-octane World Cup opener against India in Adelaide.
MS Dhoni refers Umar Akmal's decision yesterday. Pic/AFP
"Steve Davis never upheld any appeal when I bowled and I had to always ask for a referral to get a wicket when he was the umpire," Ajmal said on Dunya news channel.
The channel played up the dismissal as a supposed conspiracy against Pakistan. "Steve Davis has always had issues with us and even when we didn't want him for a match no one listened to us," Ajmal said.
Ajmal said Umar's dismissal had a big bearing on the match. "When the snickometre didn't show anything then why was Umar given out on referral. Why was the field umpire's original decision not upheld," Ajmal questioned.