Couch Talk 116 with John Holder, Former International Umpire

In this episode, former international umpire John Holder speaks about his dislike of DRS, player dissent, need for excellence in umpiring rather than perception of neutrality, the time he was approached by a bookie, his accusation of ball tampering by England directly leading to him being dropped from the TCCB Test panel of umpires, the advice he gave to Sachin Tendulkar on debut, amongst other things.

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This episode was first published on ESPN Cricinfo’s Cordon.

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Intro Music: Aravind Murali and Jaishankar, mixed at ‘Music from The Place’

Guest: John Holder

Episode Transcribed by: Bharathram Pattabiraman

Host: Subash Jayaraman

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