On Wednesday, Bangladesh suffered a narrow defeat by 5 runs margin in their group stage encounter against India in the T20 World Cup 2022.
Chasing the massive total of 185 runs, the rain gods help them reduce the target to 151 in 16 overs. However, some reckless batting and good fielding helped India over the line.
Although, the Bangladesh camp is not happy with the loss. They think that they are hard done by and ask for ICC to look into the conduct by Umpires.
Nural Hassan makes bold statement about Umpire’s negligence
According to the statement given by Nural Hassan of Bangladesh, the match after being affected by rain was started in adequate situations. He also complained about a fake throw by Indian team which went unpenalized.
Hassan said, “We’ve all seen how wet the ground was… a fake throw also took place, which could have resulted in five runs for us as penalty. But it wasn’t awarded.”
Hassan was not able to pin point when the incident took place. But it has been reported that Bangladesh’s technical consultant took up the issue with the umpires during the rain break.
Shridharam Sriram, the technical consultant of Bangladesh, brought the incident to Umpire’s attention. It is said the incident took place in Axar Patel’s 7th over.
The Umpires did not take a note of the same though, and dismissed the issue.
According to ICC, fake fielding is an offense that comes into play when a fielder fakes a throw without picking the ball. Or tries to deceive a batter by some other means.
The ICC law states: “it is unfair for any fielder wilfully to attempt, by word or action, to distract, deceive or obstruct either batsman after the striker has received the ball.”
“It is for either one of the umpires to decide whether any distraction, deception or obstruction is wilful or not,” a clause in the law says.
A footage of Virat Kohli actually inflicting a fake throw is surfacing online. Although, it doesn’t seem devious or malicious. Hence, the umpires took no note of it and didn’t reward any penalty to Bangladesh.