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1992 Indian side under Azharuddin wary of TV umpire: Bacher

Former South African cricket chief Ali Bacher disclosed that the visiting Indian team of 1992 under Mohammed Azharuddin was a bit wary when TV umpire was first introduced in cricket between in the Test series between the two countries.

cricket Updated: Jul 12, 2010 21:25 IST

Former South African cricket chief Ali Bacher disclosed that the visiting Indian team of 1992 under Mohammed Azharuddin was a bit wary when TV umpire was first introduced in cricket between in the Test series between the two countries.

Sachin Tendulkar was the first victim of a TV umpire decision after it was introduced in November 1992 in the first Test at Kingsmead at Durban and now the system has become the norm in international cricket.

"We had to convince the Indians to go along with the plan. My board and the South African side were all for it, but Mohammad Azharuddin, the Indian captain, and their team manager were a little wary of it," Bacher said.

"Clive Lloyd was the match referee for the series, so I asked him to have a chat with them. Let's just say he 'leaned' on them a bit," he told 'The Star' while talking about the call of using technology in football after umpiring controversies in the FIFA World Cup, which ended in Johannesburg Sunday night.