Home > News >

Alvin Kallicharan hails umpire Douglas Sang Hue as “one of the best”

Alvin-Kallicharan-of-Warwickshire-Cricket-Club-and-t
Alvin Kallicharan (above) was involved in the controversial run out against England in 1974, where Douglas Sang Hue was officiating © Getty Images

Aug 24, 2014

West Indies batting great Alvin Kallicharan hailed umpire Douglas Sang Hue, who passed away recently as “mentally strong” and further stated that the Jamaican’s death saddened him immensely. Sang Hue passed away on Friday morning aged 82.

DouglasSangHue-300
Douglas Sang Hue was one of West Indies’ umpiring greats Photo Courtesy: Jamica Gleaner

Sang-Hue was one of cricket’s rare representatives of Chinese ancestry was involved in one of the controversial run-outs in the history of the game, which Kallicharan was involved too. In the first Test between West Indies and England in 1974, Kallicharan prodded the ball to Tony Greig at silly point and walked off as it was the last bowled being bowled in the day, said a Bipin Dani Observer report.

Much to everyone’s surprise, Grieg hit the stumps at the non-strikers end and was initially signalled out. The decision sparked off angry protests and rioting in the stands amongst the capacity crowd in Port-of-Spain and a two hour long discussion ensued between the umpires and both teams. It was umpire Sang Hue who made the final call to overturn the decision and in the best interests of the game and let Kallicharan continue batting when play resumed the next day.

Kallicharan, however, has refused to recall the incident. “It is not the right time to discuss on this issue. I had absolutely no ill-feelings towards him and will try to send a condolence message to his family. I have full sympathy for the family”, he said.

“It was nice on the part of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) who have named umpires’ room after his name. They set the best example”, Kallicharan added.

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st ODI

Videos

Australia perpare for 1st Test against Pakistan

MS Dhoni rested, Virat Kohli as captain, and other points of interest from squad for first 3 India vs Sri Lanka ODIs

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: MS Dhoni gets much-needed break ahead of Australia tour

Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 20 ODI hundreds

A Pakistan all-time XI: A galaxy of captains

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 India India vs West Indies India vs West Indies 2014 New Zealand Pakistan Salaam Cricket South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 West Indies West Indies tour of India 2014 West Indies vs India West Indies vs India 2014

AB de Villiers: What gets me going is finishing games for the team

Luke Ronchi seeks consistency ahead of ICC World Cup 2015

Australia to play an ODI in Ireland

Rajasthan U-19 player slams record 18 sixes in double ton

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Eden Gardens may host fourth ODI

Pakistan’s chances in ICC World Cup 2015 bleak: Mohammad Zahid

Quinton de Kock equals wicketkeeping record with six catches in South Africa vs New Zealand 1st ODI

MS Dhoni rested, Virat Kohli as captain, and other points of interest from squad for first 3 India vs Sri Lanka ODIs

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: MS Dhoni gets much-needed break ahead of Australia tour

Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 20 ODI hundreds

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here