Australian umpire Sam Nogajski discontinued officiating in the Ranji Tropy match between Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai here on Monday after he was hospitalised for dehydration. Nogajski’s umpiring partner, Virender Sharma, performed the duty from both ends.
Sam Nogajski complained of stomach ache and vomiting before the start of the second day’s play here and was admitted to a local hospital as a precautionary measure.
“The umpire was admitted at a local hospital at 7 am after he complained of loose motion and stomach ache. The doctors attending him said it is a case of dehydration,” Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) Mysuru Convener Balachandra said.
Earlier, KSCA officials were optimistic of Nogajski making a comeback during the post-lunch session of the Ranji Trophy match, but a report issued by the hospital authorities prescribed complete rest.
“We were hopeful of Nogajski making a comeback and officiating from post-lunch session, but the doctors, in their bulletin, advised Nagojski complete rest,” Balachandra added.
“It also means he will not officiate in the match any further,” he added.
The doctors have advised Nogajski to travel to Bengaluru for treatment, Balachandra said.
“Nogajski will be taken to Bengaluru tomorrow where he will be again put under medical observation.”
Balchandra confirmed a local umpire has been called in as replacement, but he is officiating only as leg-umpire, whereas Virendra Sharma is officiating from both ends of the wicket.
This is not the first time an umpire has officiated from both ends of the wicket, Balachandra added.