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‘Pathetic option to play’: Victorian cricketer’s controversial dismissal sparks livid debate

‘Pathetic option to play’: Victorian cricketer’s controversial dismissal sparks livid debate


The Mankad debate is again.

Footage has circulated on social media of a Victorian cricketer making an attempt the controversial dismissal throughout a Subbies match on the weekend, inevitably sparking debate.

Throughout a one-day contest at St Bernards School on Sunday, Kew was chasing a goal of 187 when St Bernards Outdated Collegians paceman Kyle Adams whipped of the bails within the sixth over, interesting for a run out on the non-striker’s finish.

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Replays confirmed that Kew batter Andrew Chalkley was certainly marginally out of his crease when Adams dislodged the bails.

The wicket prompted a heated argument on the boundary.

“You’re a humiliation to subdistrict cricket,” somebody yelled.

One other continued: “It’s within the rule books you d***head.”

Another person declared: “F***ing s**t membership if that’s f***ing acceptable.”

One other stated: “Easy Chalk, keep in your crease mate.”

Kew gained the match by 4 wickets, chasing the goal within the forty fourth over after captain Matthew Brown top-scored with 74 (93).

The video of Chalkley’s dismissal has rapidly gathered tens of 1000’s of views on Twitter, prompting cricket followers to supply their two cents’ value on the problem.

The Age’s Peter Ryan posted to Twitter: “Pathetic option to play. Not a fan of pedants ruining a superbly cheap sport of cricket. Simply warn, sledge, inform him he’s a cheat, cease & present him you had him chilly, something you wish to attempt to change is behaviour however don’t mankad him.”

Chalkley later tweeted: “Fairly embarrassing option to play your cricket.”

The “Mankad” dismissal divided the cricket world earlier this yr when Indian spinner Deepti Sharma ran out England’s Charlie Dean throughout an ODI contest at Lord’s.

Though operating out the non-striker is permitted within the sport’s Legal guidelines, many imagine it violates the Spirit of Cricket.

Nonetheless, Marylebone Cricket Membership, the game’s custodians and lawmakers, despatched a transparent message to cricketers all over the world following Sharma’s controversial run out.

“MCC’s message to non-strikers continues to be to stay of their floor till they’ve seen the ball depart the bowler’s hand,” the assertion learn.

Earlier this yr, a Victorian grade cricket match turn into the centre of heated debate when Kingston Hawthorn paceman Sen Sathyajith secured victory with two “Mankad” dismissals.



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