Bangladesh cricketer concedes 92 runs in four legal deliveries to protest umpiring decisions

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Bangladesh cricketer concedes 92 runs in four legal deliveries to protest umpiring decisions

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SportsCafe Desk

04/12/2017

Lalmatia Club's Sujon Mahmud conceded 92 runs while bowling just four legal deliveries to protest umpiring decisions that didn't go his team's way. The Dhaka Second Division Cricket League has been plagued by controversy with Fear Fighters' Tasnim Hasan conceding 69 runs in seven balls on Monday.

Lalmatia Club were put in to bat by Axiom Cricketers and managed to put up 88 runs on the board. The innings was marred with a few controversial umpiring decisions. So when it came to defending the total, Mahmud decided to protest by not bowling legitimate deliveries.

Mahmud bowled 15 no balls and 13 wides that all yielded 5 runs as the ball raced away to the boundary. He did muster four legal deliveries that cost his team 12 runs as Axiom won the match by 10 wickets.

"It started at the toss. My captain was not allowed to see the coin and we were sent to bat first and ... the umpires' decisions went against us," Lalmatia general secretary Adnan Rahman Dipon told Dhaka Tribune.

“My players are young, aged around 17, 18 and 19. They could not tolerate the injustice and thus reacted by giving away 92 runs in four deliveries.”

This is, however, not the first time in the tournament that umpiring decisions have been criticised by the players on the field. Fear Fighters Sporting Club's bowler Hasan conceded 69 runs in seven balls on Monday to show his discontent.

The highest runs conceded in a single over of an international game is 36, while for a first-class match the number stands at 77 that Wellington's Robert Vance conceded against Canterbury in 1990. In the IPL, however, the number stands at 37 courtesy of Chris Gayle against Kochi Tuskers.

 © Dhaka tribune

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