India v England Tests
Reiffel out of Mumbai Test with concussion
Umpire ruled out of the remainder of the fourth Test after being struck by an errant throw
9 December 2016, 08:00 PM AEST
Australian umpire Paul Reiffel won't officiate in the remainder of the fourth Test between India and England after suffering concussion following a blow to the back of his head.
Television umpire Marais Erasmus, who took over Reiffel's on-field duties after he left the field on Thursday, will continue for the rest of the match, the Indian cricket board said in a statement on Friday.
The incident occurred in the second session when former Australia fast bowler Reiffel was hit by a lobbed throw from the outfield from India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the Wankhede Stadium.
England's medical staff helped the 50-year-old off the field, and play restarted after a brief delay.
"Paul Reiffel underwent precautionary tests yesterday, which came back all clear," the BCCI said.
"Paul, however, has been advised to rest, which is the normal course prescribed following a concussion.
"As such, he will not take any further part in the Mumbai Test and has been replaced by Marais Erasmus."
Indian umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin, who was present at the ground as part of a program to train local umpires on the decision review system, replaced Erasmus as the television official ahead of reserve umpire Nitin Menon.
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