District Championship: The batsman standing there in disbelief when the referee raised his finger.© Twitter
Kent striker Jordon Cox was shocked after he was sidelined by a referee on the field in the District Championship Division One match against Hampshire on Sunday. Cox was ruled out after the referee considered the batsman to have sidelined the ball to a short leg. However, when one sees the replay, it clearly shows that the batsman is putting his foot on the stump and the bat is tucked behind. The referee raised his finger and Cox stood there in disbelief.
Cox seemed to be trying to divert a pass thrown outside by Felix Organ.
– LV = Insurance County Championship (@CountyChamp) 24 April 2022
The video of the dismissal also provoked a reaction from Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone on Twitter.
“What …… .how, No,” tweeted Ben Stokes.
What ……. how Not https://t.co/vARf6RDo0y
– Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) 24 April 2022
“We have already offered our referees to help the IPL but it seems the District Championship is more in need. A very terrible result,” tweeted the official Iceland Cricket holder.
We have already offered our referees to help the IPL but it seems the District Championship is more in need. Really terrible lbw results. https://t.co/0kIwwaN3NK
– Icelandic Cricket (@Icelandic Cricket) 24 April 2022
England striker Livingstone used a laughing emoji after seeing the video of the dismissal on Twitter.
– Liam Livingstone (@liaml4893) 24 April 2022
Cox’s dismissal came in Kent’s second half where Oliver Robinson’s side followed suit. Cox scored 64 runs before he was judged by the referee on the field. Joe Weatherley was a pitcher on short legs when Cox was sent off.
In the end, Hampshire beat Kent by one innings and 51 runs at St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury.
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