The abominable footage of the British wicket-keeper’s “very disappointing” move in a county match has infuriated the cricket community.
A controversial and embarrassing incident has hurt this week’s County Championship match between Hampshire and Leicestershire, England.
Hampshire registered the first innings for a total of 5/612 mammoths before declaring, with captain James Vince hitting 231 with an explosive knock on Leicester’s Grace Road.
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Leicestershire rolled accordingly with only 202, so Vince chose to carry out a follow-up.
At the fold on Saturday, with Hassan Azad and Harry Dareden, the host carefully advanced to 1/59 in two innings.
On the 25th, spinner Liam Dawson successfully flew the outer edge of Azad’s bat to defeat him, and wicket-keeper Lewis McManus unveiled.
The square-legged umpire puzzled Azad, and Hampshire celebrated their second breakthrough.
However, the replay showed that McManus had the ball in his right hand while unveiling with his left glove.
Law 220.127.116.11 states: “If the bail is completely removed from the top of the stump, the wicket is lowered or so if the ball is held in the hand so used by a fielder with a hand or arm. In the hand of the arm used. “
The ticket gate should not have been awarded, but McManus apparently did not withdraw his appeal or notify the referee of his mistake.
While some cricket experts have criticized McManus for his actions on social media and blamed the 26-year-old cheating, many fans are equally responsible for the referee’s wrong decision. Insisted.
“For everyone in Leicestershire, the actions Hampshire has shown are very disappointing and there is no place in the game,” said Sean Jarvis, CCC CEO of Leicestershire, in a statement.
“I sent a letter to the ECB after the completion of this fixture, expressing concern and disappointment about what had happened.
“We hope we can resolve this issue quickly and move on from the incident.”
Vince defended his under-fire wicket-keeper on Sunday, suggesting that McManus was unaware of his actions at the time.
“Lewis is pretty depressed about what it looks like, but from his and our point of view, we weren’t aware of the problem until after a few overs,” Vince said. ECB Reporter Network.. “We’re talking for a moment, if we knew we immediately called (Azad) back.
“If I knew Lewis and knew exactly what he did, he would have said something.”
Leicestershire eventually lost the match with innings and 105 runs.