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Saturday, 22 December 2018

Horror no-ball calls leave West Indies fuming despite T20 win


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West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite is prepared to face more sanctions if it means his side can get a fair call from the umpires.

Despite his side's 50-run win in the third Twenty20 against Bangladesh, Brathwaite was left fuming at a pair of false no-ball calls against his side, one which cost opening bowler Oshane Thomas of a wicket.

The dubious call was made by Tanvir Ahmed in the fourth over of Bangladesh's chase, when he wrongly alleged that Thomas had overstepped the mark as replays showed the West Indian's foot behind the line.

After Bangladesh opener Liton Das was caught at mid-off on a delivery that was deemed to be a no-ball by Tanvir, the West Indies wanted to review the decision.

Carlos Brathwaite

However, Brathwaite's side was not allowed to review the call after being told by match referee Jeff Crowe that they could not review because the confirmation that the delivery wasn't a no-ball came from the dressing room.

Following the game, Brathwaite pledged to continue standing up for his teammates in the face of rash umpiring decisions.

"Sanctions may come and go, but if you don't stand for something, you fall for everything," Brathwaite told reporters.

"If the sanctions are to be handed, I would gladly take it. My team-mates need to be stood up for and as the captain of the ship, I will stand up for them."

Tanvir Ahmed

While Brathwaite revealed that he had informed Crowe of dubious decisions from Tanvir following the second T20, he stopped short of branding the Bangladeshi umpire a cheat.

"I went to the match referee after the second game. I didn't think the 50-50 decisions were going in our favour," he said.

"Those decisions went for Bangladesh. I never ever want to accuse someone of cheating. I will stop short of that.

"They are professionals as well. I don't think they would go out there to be biased or, for a lack of a better word, cheat."

The incident brought into question whether every delivery throughout the course of a match should be reviewed for potential no-balls and comes after multiple no-balls from Indian paceman Ishant Sharma went uncalled during the first Test between Australia and India.

West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite is prepared to face more sanctions if it means his side can get a fair call from the umpires.

Despite his side's 50-run win in the third Twenty20 against Bangladesh, Brathwaite was left fuming at a pair of false no-ball calls against his side, one which cost opening bowler Oshane Thomas of a wicket.

The dubious call was made by Tanvir Ahmed in the fourth over of Bangladesh's chase, when he wrongly alleged that Thomas had overstepped the mark as replays showed the West Indian's foot behind the line.

After Bangladesh opener Liton Das was caught at mid-off on a delivery that was deemed to be a no-ball by Tanvir, the West Indies wanted to review the decision.

Carlos Brathwaite

However, Brathwaite's side was not allowed to review the call after being told by match referee Jeff Crowe that they could not review because the confirmation that the delivery wasn't a no-ball came from the dressing room.

Following the game, Brathwaite pledged to continue standing up for his teammates in the face of rash umpiring decisions.

"Sanctions may come and go, but if you don't stand for something, you fall for everything," Brathwaite told reporters.

"If the sanctions are to be handed, I would gladly take it. My team-mates need to be stood up for and as the captain of the ship, I will stand up for them."

Tanvir Ahmed

While Brathwaite revealed that he had informed Crowe of dubious decisions from Tanvir following the second T20, he stopped short of branding the Bangladeshi umpire a cheat.

"I went to the match referee after the second game. I didn't think the 50-50 decisions were going in our favour," he said.

"Those decisions went for Bangladesh. I never ever want to accuse someone of cheating. I will stop short of that.

"They are professionals as well. I don't think they would go out there to be biased or, for a lack of a better word, cheat."

The incident brought into question whether every delivery throughout the course of a match should be reviewed for potential no-balls and comes after multiple no-balls from Indian paceman Ishant Sharma went uncalled during the first Test between Australia and India.

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