The 2021 version of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is presently in progress. The 10th match of the competition is being played between Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Kings at Warner Park in St Kitts.
While the CPL 2021 has hoarded the spotlight so far for the sportsmanship occurrences this season, poor umpiring was on show on Tuesday and the Knight Riders captain Kieron Pollard didn’t pull out from showing his failure.
The occurrence occurred during the nineteenth over of the TKR’s innings who needed to bat first in the wake of losing the throw. The group was in a splendid association among Pollard and Tim Seifert. The couple was hoping to add some speedy runs in the penultimate when the fifth bundle of the over from Wahab Riaz didn’t intrigue the TKR batsmen.
In a bid to not surrender runs, Riaz ran in and conveyed a wide Yorker. However, it was wide to the point that even after Seifert extended totally, he was unable to arrive at the ball. The batsman had not rearranged even a bit too and surprisingly then, at that point, the umpire didn’t consider it a wide conveyance.
No big surprise, the batsmen weren’t content with the choice and Pollard communicated his failure there itself.
He stopped for a moment to talk with the umpire scrutinising his choice and left the non-striker’s end a long way from the real position where the batsman needed to stand. He remained almost 30-yard imprint to show his disappointment and the video of the equivalent has circulated around the web now.
This isn’t the first occasion when that Pollard has taken a hating to the umpire’s choice and each time he has fought interestingly, with this being another such controversial mode.
Keeping the questionable aside, the Trinbago Knight Riders figured out how to recuperate splendidly with the bat subsequent to ending up battling at 68/4 in the twelfth over.
Kieron Pollard and Seifert added 78 runs together for the fifth wicket to revive the innings as they figured out how to post 158 runs in their 20 overs for the deficiency of seven wickets. While the captain Pollard scored 41 off 29 balls, Seifert exhibited his abilities crushing 37 off just 25 balls.
— Thakur (@hassam_sajjad) August 31, 2021