Ground un-fit to play?

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Mark Tucker asked 1 year ago

In the opinion of one umpire the ground is fit to play and one umpire disagrees. Is it correct that both umpires must agree for play to start?

1 Answers
Kevin Staff answered 1 year ago

Yes, both umpires must agree for the match to start. Umpires are taught to work as a team. In all my years of umpiring I have never experienced a conflict over such a decision between two umpires. However, if the two umpires are not independent of the teams then I could understand such a disagreement.