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Ashwin Mankading Buttler not in spirit of game: MCC after reviewing footage

first_imgAshwin Mankading Buttler not in spirit of game: MCC after reviewing footageMarylebone Cricket Club manager Fraser Stewart said they extensively reviewed the incident where R Ashwin mankaded Jos Buttler in IPL 2019 and felt Ashwin’s act was not “within the spirit of the game”.advertisement Reuters LondonMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 11:21 IST IPL 2019: R Ashwin mankaded Jos Buttler during RR vs KXIP to spark a huge controversy. (@IPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSR Ashwin run out Jos Buttler at the non-striker’s end during RR vs KXIP in IPL 2019This is the first instance of Mankading in the history of IPLMCC had earlier said that Ashwin’s act was within the laws and not against the spirit of the gameRavichandran Ashwin’s recent ‘Mankad’ dismissal of Jos Buttler in the Indian Premier League was not “within the spirit of the game”, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has said after reviewing footage of the incident.The MCC, custodian of cricket’s laws, had earlier said the decision could have gone either way depending on how ‘the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball’ is interpreted.”Having extensively reviewed the incident again and after further reflection we don’t think it was within the spirit of the game,” Fraser Stewart, the MCC’s manager of the laws of cricket, told the Daily Telegraph.Kings XI Punjab captain Ashwin sparked a chorus of disapproval from fellow players and pundits after running out Buttler when the Rajasthan Royals batsman was backing up at the non-striker’s end instead of completing his delivery.The dismissal, named after India bowler Vinoo Mankad who ran out Australia’s Bill Brown in similar fashion in 1947, is permitted under cricket’s laws but viewed by some as going against the spirit of the game.The MCC changed its stance because Ashwin paused after his delivery stride and waited for Buttler to leave the crease before whipping the bails off.”We believe the pause was too long between the time Ashwin reached the crease and the moment it was reasonable to expect the ball would be delivered,” Stewart added.”When Buttler could have reasonably expected the ball to be delivered, he was in his ground. We now think at the key moment Buttler was in his ground.advertisement”Buttler, it’s fair to say, did not make a concerted effort to get back into his crease after Ashwin had delayed his delivery, and didn’t help himself in that respect.”Stewart said non-strikers should stop trying to gain an advantage by backing up before the ball was bowled.”It’s also unfair and against the spirit of cricket for non-strikers to leave their ground too early,” he added. “All these debates wouldn’t be necessary if non-strikers remained in their ground until the ball is on its way down the pitch.”Also Read | Mankad effect: R Ashwin trolled after leaking 47 runs in 4 overs vs KKRAlso Read | Once Mankaded by Kapil Dev, Peter Kirsten feels Ashwin’s action was below the beltAlso Read | Did Ashwin watch Lagaan before Mankading Buttler?Also Read | When R Ashwin Mankaded Sri Lankan batsman in 2012, Sehwag and Sachin withdrew appealAlso Read | Ashwin Mankading: Stop judging him already, he’s not a disgraceFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow R AshwinFollow Jos ButtlerFollow IPL 2019Follow RR vs KXIPFollow Marylebone Cricket ClubFollow Mankad controversylast_img read more