Daryl Harper on England v Bangladesh

Nice piece by umpire Daryl Harper (as mentioned back here) on the England / Bangladesh Test at Lord’s:

It is interesting to note that the ninth wicket partnership between Mashud and Anwar was valued at £186,000. Now that seems a trifle exaggerated but if there had been less than ten overs bowled on the third morning, the paying public would have been due for a full refund of the cost of their tickets. By surviving for 17.2 overs today, only 50% refunds were necessary.