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Ashes Umpire Change For Final Two Matches

Test umpires Joel Wilson and Chris Gaffaney will play no further part in the Ashes.

The first three Tests have been marred by umpiring errors, with Joel Wilson having eight decisions overturned at Edgbaston and Chris Gaffaney having seven decisions overturned at Headingley.

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The International Cricket Council website lists Marais Erasmus and Ruchira Palliyaguruge as the umpires for the remaining two games. The schedule for the umpires was announced before the Ashes began, and fans will be hoping for fewer errors from the incoming umpires.

Wilson came under fire in the third Test after failing to give England hero Ben Stokes out LBW in the dramatic final balls at Headingley.

Australia had no reviews left to challenge the decision. DRS later showed the ball would have gone on to hit middle and leg, giving Australia their final wicket and a series victory.

Stokes went on to win the Test match for England.

Wilson's performance in the first Test at Edgbaston has also been questioned. Between Wilson and his colleague for the match, Aleem Dar, they equaled the number of decisions overturned in a Test match -- eight.

It has been a similar story throughout the first three Tests. Of the 50 decisions sent to the third umpire, 19 were overturned.

The Ashes continues on September 4 when the fourth Test gets underway at Old Trafford.