The fake Fielding controversy is not going to stop soon
The Fake Fielding: The match between India and Bangladesh in the 2022 T20 World Cup saw quite an eventful second innings; while Litton Das went ballistic over the Indian bowlers in the Powerplay, the rain-break shifted the momentum toward Rohit Sharma’s men as they made a brilliant comeback to secure a five-run win (DLS) in Adelaide. There were questions raised over the condition of the ground when the play resumed even as Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan cleared that he had a detailed conversation with the umpires over the same.
Meanwhile the ‘fake fielding’ incident happened in the seventh over of the match after the play resumed when Litton Das played the ball towards the deep off-side field off Axar Patel. As Arshdeep Singh sent in the throw, Kohli, who stood at point – acted as if taking a shy at the stumps as the ball was going past him.
According to a report in ‘Cricbuzz,’ the Bangladesh Cricket Board(BCB) will be taking both the issues in a ‘proper forum.’
“We have spoken about it. You have seen it in the TV and everything happened in front of you. There was one regarding fake throw and we have notified the umpires about the fake throw but he said he did not notice it and that is the reason he did not take the review. Shakib discussed a lot about it with Erasmus and even spoke with him after game,” Jalal said.
BCB’s cricket operation chairman Jalal Yunus stated that Shakib discussed the matter at length with the umpires, and also revealed that the Bangladesh skipper spoke about the wet condition of the field and asked the umpires if they can have more time drying the field.
“Secondly, Shakib had spoken about the wet field and he asked that he can take some more time and let the field get dried and start the game after the field is dried. But… the umpires’ decision is final and that is reason there was no place for argument. There was only one decision whether you will play or not play.