“We had warned her repeatedly”- Deepti Sharma opens up about Mankading Charlie Dean


“We had warned her repeatedly”- Deepti Sharma opens up about  Mankading Charlie Dean

Deepti Sharma

India pacer Deepti Sharma finally opened about the Mankading Charlie Dean incident that polarized the cricket fraternity. Some said it was against the spirit of cricket while others supported that act because it was within the rules. Her run-out to No. 9 batter Dean helped India white-wash the English women at the iconic Lord’s.

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Deepti said how they had warned her repeatedly for leaving the crease early but still Dean kept leaving the crease at the non-striker’s end.

It was a plan, because we had warned her [for leaving the crease early] repeatedly,” Deepti told reporters after the team’s arrival in Kolkata. “We did things as per the rules and guidelines. We told the umpires as well, but she was there [outside the crease]. We couldn’t do much.”

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India captain Harmanpreet Kaur lauded Deepti’s game awareness after wrapping up the series, said they have done no crime as it was a fair run-out.

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“MCC’s message to non-strikers continues to be to remain in their ground until they have seen the ball leave the bowler’s hand”- MCC

Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma

The custodians of the laws of cricket- the Marylebone Cricket Club– has come out with the statement that approved Deepti Sharma‘s run-out as a legal one. Earlier this year, MCC changed Mandkading from the section of ‘unfair play’ to ‘run out’ and ICC will adopt the change from October 1.

The Law is clear, as it needs to be for all umpires to be able to easily interpret throughout all levels of the game and at all moments in the game,” it said in a statement.

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It then stated that respectful debate is healthy and should continue as where one person sees the bowler as breaching the spirit of cricket, another will point at the non-striker gaining an unfair advantage by leaving their ground early.

MCC’s message to non-strikers continues to be to remain in their ground until they have seen the ball leave the bowler’s hand. Then dismissals, such as the one seen yesterday, cannot happen. Whilst yesterday was indeed an unusual end to an exciting match, it was properly officiated and should not be considered as anything more,” the statement added.

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