Monday, April 15, 2024

Wanindu Hasaranga censures umpire Lyndon Hannibal over no-ball name


Sri Lanka’s T20I captain Wanindu Hasaranga has mentioned outright that umpire Lyndon Hannibal ought to discover one other job, after Hannibal had deemed a excessive full toss as a authorized supply throughout a tense remaining over within the third T20I towards Afghanistan in Dambulla.
Hasaranga’s scathing feedback got here after Hannibal, the square-leg umpire, didn’t name a no-ball when a Wafadar Momand supply handed batter Kamindu Mendis properly above waist peak with out pitching. Kamindu had shuffled down the pitch, however the supply nonetheless would have doubtless arrived greater than his waist had he been standing upright on the popping crease. This might represent a no-ball as per the ICC’s taking part in circumstances.

Nonetheless, Hasaranga was terribly essential, although he didn’t check with Hannibal by title.

“That form of factor should not occur in a world match,” Hasaranga mentioned of the incident. “If it had been shut [to waist height], that is not an issue. However a ball that is going so excessiveโ€ฆ it will have hit the batsman’s head if it had gone a bit greater.

“If you cannot see that, that umpire is not suited to worldwide cricket. It could be a lot better if he did one other job.”

Sri Lanka wanted 11 runs off the final three balls when this occurred. Because the supply was deemed authorized, and Kamindu made no contact with the total toss, they ended up needing 11 off the final two.

After the umpires deemed it a good supply, Kamindu was seen asking for the no-ball, and is known to have additionally requested a overview. Nevertheless, the present ICC taking part in circumstances don’t permit participant opinions for umpire choices that don’t contain potential dismissals. Actually, umpires themselves can not provoke third-umpire opinions on no-balls, except there’s a dismissal at stake.

“There was a state of affairs the place you can overview these calls earlier than, however the ICC has removed that,” Hasaranga mentioned. “Our batsmen tried to overview that. If the third umpire is ready to verify the front-foot no-ball, he ought to verify this type of no-ball as properly. There is no motive why they cannot. They did not do even that, so I am unsure what was happening in his (the square-leg umpire’s) thoughts on the time.”

The ICC’s taking part in circumstances outline this type of no-ball as: “Any supply, which passes or would have handed, with out pitching, above waist peak of the striker standing upright on the popping creaseโ€ฆ”

Sri Lanka went on to lose the match by three runs to provide Afghanistan their solely victory of the tour, though the hosts gained the sequence 2-1.

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