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Indian Premier League 2022: MI Head Coach Mahela Jayawardena Recommends Legal Changes After Rishabh Stuck Controversy On The Field In IPL 2022 -By ASC

IPL 2022: Mahela Jayawardena recommends certain changes to the no-ball checking law.© BCCI/IPL

Mumbai India head coach Mahela Jayawardena opened her mouth on the football ban controversy that hit Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Rajasthan Royals recently in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Speaking to the ICC, Mahela recommended changes to the law regarding referees checking no-balls after a similar issue caused Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant to interrupt the recent match vs RR proceedings. “It’s something I think we need to see in the future,” Jayawardena told Sanjana Ganesan at The ICC Review.

By law, Clause 21.5 of the ICC Terms of Play states “The third umpire shall review the television broadcast of the bowler’s front foot landing and, if he is satisfied that any of these three conditions have not been met, he shall immediately advise the bowler’s finishing referee. shall immediately call and signal No ball. “

Mahela further added that the third referee can look at controversial matters related to the pass and examine it.

“Is there an option for the third referee to look at this and inform the main referee that it is a pass that needs to be checked. It’s frustrating when you stop the game and ask people to come down to the field, but I honestly believe it’s just the emotions brought on in the last game. But the rules say you can’t go to a third referee to check the matter, ”he added.

Jayawardena also noted that Pravin Amre from DC coming into the field was not good for the “spirit of the game” and not good to be seen.

“The spirit of the game and to see the situation move forward, it’s not an option for a player or a coach to come down to the field,” Jayawardena said.


Explaining how their team would react to the same scenario, Mahela said that the squad in the lounge would certainly be disappointed but coming to the pitch would not be an option.

“We saw it on television … most of the guys watched it together and after that we chatted. We would probably react (as well) in the lounge, but it was never an option to go to the field,” he added.

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