Kumar Dharmasena to umpire final despite Jason Roy controversy

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That's despite his incorrect decision to give Jason Roy out in the semi-final clash against Australia.

However, Dharmasena is back again, officiating in the ICC Cricket World Cup final, to the fans' chagrin.

Sri Lankan umpire Kumar Dharmasena has been preferred over Pakistan's Aleem Dar to stand in the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Dharmasena gave Roy out on 85 off Pat Cummins, despite replays revealing that he had made no contact with the ball. Roy could not contain his disbelief when the Sri Lankan gave him out caught behind off Pat Cummins 15 runs shy of what would have been a 10th one-day global hundred, and was subsequently hit with two demerit points on his record following England's brilliant eight-wicket win over Australia at Edgbaston.

Roy called for a review - despite opening partner Jonny Bairstow having already wasted the team's one referral - then animatedly attempted to push his case with both Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus.

After the game, Roy was found guilty of breaching Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

Roy has now collected three demerit points at the event.

He avoided a suspension but did pick up two demerit points and a fine worth 30 per cent of his match fee. The good news is, Jason Roy has forgiven and forgotten, as he and Dharmasena shared a hug before the match began.

Morgan was keen to keep a lid on things after England stormed into their first World Cup final in 27 years. He also umpired the 2016 World T20 final.

All the officials appointed for the final were also in-charge of the second semi-final between England and Australia, which the hosts won by 8 wickets on Thursday.

Roy admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Ranjan Madugalle.

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