The Super 12 encounter of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022 between India and Bangladesh was a thriller. Batting first, the 2007 winners scored 184/6, thanks to half-centuries from KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, and a cameo from Suryakumar Yadav. In reply, the Bangladesh Tigers got off to a great start as they scored 66/0 after seven overs before the game was interrupted by rain.
Before the break, Kohli attempted a fake fielding which was notably not spotted by the umpires. Also, not to forget, the two batters at the crease didn’t appeal against it as well. As per the rules, the Men In Blue would have been penalized for five runs. It is also important to note that the Shakib Al Hasan-led side lost by the same margin.
After the game, wicketkeeper batter from Bangladesh, Nurul Hasan pointed out the issue in a press conference. Since then, the incident has become a major controversy.
We will raise the fake fielding issue on proper forums: Jalal Yunus
Now, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official, Jalal Yunus has said he saw the incident on TV and will raise the issue against it. Also, he spoke about the wet outfield and how the match officials could have taken more time before resuming the game.
“We have spoken about it. You have seen it in the TV and everything happened in front of you. There was one regarding fake throw and we have notified the umpires about the fake throw but he said he did not notice it and that is the reason he did not take the review. Shakib discussed a lot about it with Erasmus and even spoke with him after game,” Jalal said as reported by Cricbuzz.
“Secondly, Shakib had spoken about the wet field and he asked that he can take some more time and let the field get dried and start the game after the field is dried. But… the umpires’ decision is final and that is reason there was no place for argument. There was only one decision whether you will play or not play.
“We have it in our head so that we can raise the issue in the proper forum,” Jalal concluded.