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IPL 2020 | KXIP have appealed to match referee; hope 'short-run' rules are reviewed, confirms Satish Menon

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IPL 2020 | KXIP have appealed to match referee; hope 'short-run' rules are reviewed, confirms Satish Menon

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SportsCafe Desk

09/21/2020

KXIP’s CEO Satish Menon has confirmed that the franchise, following their loss against Delhi Capitals, have appealed to the match referee about the ‘short-run’ rule, which prevented them from a victory. He also hopes that the rules are reviewed and changed so that no team would have to suffer later.

Following the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England, ICC had changed their decision on the boundary count rule, with new rules in implementation. The new rules suggest that the teams would play out another super-over in case they can’t get a result out of the first one. Similarly, yesterday marked a scrutinising day for IPL’s rule-book. One call that eventually went on to change the course of the game, ‘short-run’ is under the scrutiny, with a lot of cricketers taking up to twitter to criticise the umpires for not using technology. 

KXIP’s CEO Satish Menon confirmed that the franchise, which narrowly lost the contest, have appealed to the match referee, regarding the ‘short-run’ rule. On top of that, he added that it might very well be a differentiating factor during the latter part of the tournament where teams would be scampering for wins. 

"We have appealed to the match referee. While a human error can happen and we understand that, there is no room for human errors like these in a world class tournament like the IPL. This one run could cost us a playoff berth," KXIP CEO Satish Menon told PTI, reported TOI.

He also added that the rules should be reviewed immediately so that it doesn’t have a huge effect on the outcome of the teams qualified for the playoff stage. However, as it stands, the appeal does not look too strong, given that the rules in the IPL rule book suggest that an onfield umpire’s decision is final, "an umpire may alter any decision provided that such alteration is made promptly. This apart, an umpire's decision, once made, is final."

"A loss of a game is a loss of a game. It is unfair. Hope the rules are reviewed so that there is no margin for human error."

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