England has been engulfed in one other spirit of the sport row after one in every of their batsman was controversially given out obstructing the sector throughout cricket’s Underneath-19 World Cup.
Former English Check stars Stuart Broad and Steve Harmison had been irate after England’s No 4 batsman Hamza Shaikh was given out in opposition to Zimbabwe after he picked up a stationary ball and lobbed it meekly to Zimbabwean wicketkeeper Ryan Kamwemba to save lots of him from choosing it up.
The keeper then appealed for Shaikh to be out obstructing the sector and the disbelieving batsman was despatched on his approach earlier than a small crowd within the South African city of Potchefstroom.
“In case you are getting given out for that, that’s it, the sport’s gone,” former quick bowler Harmison stated on TalkSport. “It actually has. How can an umpire give that out?”
Broad added on X: “Oh get a grip. He’s passing a stationary ball again to the fielder? Doing him a favour! Can’t give that out,” Broad stated on X.
Underneath the legal guidelines of the sport the batsmen shouldn’t be allowed to select up the ball and is deemed to have obstructed the sector in the event that they achieve this with out permission of the fielding aspect.
Whereas technically the batsman was out this can be very uncommon for the fielding aspect to attraction in opposition to what was basically a gesture of goodwill.
The difficulty revived recollections of Australia’s controversial run out of Jonny Bairstow within the latest Ashes sequence.
England gained the sport in Potchefstroom however their victory was inconsequential as either side had been out of trophy rivalry.