Umpiring Error Affected Outcome Of KXIP Match Against Delhi Capitals

Dubai: ICC’s new Eite Panel entrant Nitin Menon’s howler could have price Kings XI Punjab their first IPL recreation of the season towards Delhi Capitals, determined by way of Tremendous Over.

Whereas each groups had been tied at 157 for 8, it was Kagiso Rabada, who bowled an excellent Tremendous Over to clinch it for Capitals.

Earlier than the match went into Tremendous Over, TV footage confirmed that sq. leg umpire Menon had known as a “run short” when Chris Jordan took a few runs off Rabada within the 19th over whereas taking part in in the direction of long-on space.

The TV replays confirmed that Jordan legally accomplished the primary run and the bat was contained in the crease. Nevertheless to KXIP’s horror, Jordan was declared a “short run” which suggests he didn’t enter his bat contained in the crease which wasn’t the case.

If that run would have been allowed, it will have meant that KXI would have received the match contained in the 20 overs.

Former India captain Virender Sehwag and his opening accomplice Aakash Chopra lashed out at Menon

“I don’t agree with the man of the match choice. The umpire who gave this short run should have been man of the match. Short Run nahin tha. And that was the difference,” Sehwag tweeted.

Chopra and former Delhi Daredevils coach Trent Woodhill additionally criticised the umpiring and that expertise wasn’t used.

“One short that wasn’t. Technology must take over in these cases…..but that’s possible if only the third umpire spotted it in time. What if #KXIP don’t make it to the final four by 2 points?? Tight,” Chopra questioned aloud.

KXIP can enchantment to the IPL Governing Council for a change in resolution.


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