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Bucknor to return as Test match umpire


steveUmpire Steve Bucknor will return to cricket for two Test matches between Bangladesh and South Africa this month.

Jamaican Bucknor was dropped by the International Cricket Council (ICC) from a Test series in Australia last month following pressure from India, who had criticised his performance in their 122-run defeat against the hosts in Sydney.

Bucknor will stand in with Pakistan’s Aleem Dar in the first and second Tests between Bangladesh and South Africa, starting on February 22 and 29 respectively. India had also accused Bucknor of playing a major role in the row over their spinner Harbhajan Singh, who was charged with racially abusing Australia’s Andrew Symonds, a charge which was later dismissed by an independent judge. The decision to drop Bucknor was one of the factors which allowed the Australia tour to continue after India’s cricket board had threatened to take their team home.

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