ICC U19 WC: West Indies' 'Mankaded' run out draws criticism from cricket fraternity
Former and present cricketers criticised the West Indies for this incident.
New Delhi: West Indies U19 mankaded the last Zimbabwe batsman in the final over to progress through to the quarter-finals of the ongoing World Cup in Bangladesh.
Three runs were required by Zimbabwe off the last over as West Indies required a wicket and Richard Ngarava was given run out in controversial circumstances after bowler Keemo Paul mankaded the batsman.
Paul, who was bowling the over ran through the crease and did not enter his delivery stride before breaking the stumps. Non-striker Ngarava was with his bat on the line while he was standing a couple of steps out of his crease.
West Indies appealed as the two on-field umpires asked the fielding side if they wanted to continue with it, and after confirming, the third umpire was brought into the picture.
The decision stayed in favour of the fielding side won the match by two runs. Cricket fraternity weren't happy with the way the West Indies won the game and took to Twitter in criticising the dismissal.
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) February 2, 2016
Disgraceful behaviour in the U19CWC. WI's should be embarrassed!!
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) February 2, 2016
Right or wrong, just a sad way to end a good game especially with so much on the line #winatallcosts????
— Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) February 2, 2016
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) February 2, 2016
Can't believe what I've just seen! Embarrassing! #CWCU19
— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) February 2, 2016