| Billy Bowden |
Melbourne: Umpire Billy Bowden may be able to walk into grounds in New Zealand at will, but he couldnt get past the security at the MCG on Sunday.
Im not complaining... I didnt come with my venue access card and, so, Ive got to return to the hotel, Bowden told The Telegraph as he hailed a cab.
Pointing to the two security supervisors, Bowden said theyd done a good job.
The supervisors, for their part, explained: We know who he is, but we didnt want to set a bad precedent... After all, somebody can lodge a complaint... For us, everybody is equal.
Bowden and Mark Benson are the on-field umpires for the first Test, which begins here on Boxing Day.