England skipper Heather Knight came up with serious allegations against Deepti Sharma and Team India.
The India all-rounder Deepti Sharma ran out (Mankad) Charlie Dean at the non-striker’s end to help India defeat England Women by 16 runs and complete a historic 3-0 clean sweep over the hosts in the ODI series.
Meanwhile, Deepti on Monday confirmed that she had given a warning to Charlie Dean before the ‘Mankad’ dismissal and also the team informed the on-field umpires about the same before the England batter was run out at the non-striker’s end.
Deepti said “We had warned Charlie Dean multiple times, even informed the umpires about this and then we did run-out under the rules”
Heather Knight Accuses Team India and Deepti of Lying
Reacting to Deepti Sharma’s statement, Heather Knight claimed that team India didn’t give any warning before running Dean out at the non-striker’s end and they shouldn’t justify it by lying since the game is over now.
Heather Knight took to Twitter to accuse Team India of lying over the matter. Here’s what she wrote in her tweet:
“The game is over. Charlie was dismissed legitimately; India deserved the winner of the match and the series. But no warnings were given. They don’t need to be given, so it hasn’t made the dismissal any less legitimate. But if they’re comfortable with the decision to affect the run-out, India shouldn’t feel the need to justify by lying about warnings.”
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the law-making private body of cricket, which has now removed rules relating to runouts at the non-striker’s end from the “unfair play” category earlier this month.
MCC gave a green signal to the dismissal and stated that it all happened well within the laws of the game.
“MCC’s message to non-strikers continues to be to remain in their ground until they have seen the ball leave the bowler’s hand. Then dismissals, such as the one seen yesterday, cannot happen.” said MCC [via icc.cricket.com]
The rule will officially come into effect on 1st October 2022.