After Preity Zinta, now Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia has also wondered why technology is not being used to reduce refereeing fouls. This after KXIP saw a point deducted from their score in the 19th over in Sunday’s game against Delhi Capitals. In the end, they lost the game in the Super Over after the scores were tied. “It is extremely unfortunate that today, with huge use of technology, we still don’t use technology to ensure total fairness and transparency in cricket games like several other leagues around the world, including EPL, NBA, etc.”, He said in a statement.
“VAR has become something that is used all over the world. Yesterday’s match between Kings XI and Delhi in question had two referees fouls that cost KXIP the match. The first came in the first few overs of the match which was a leg bye. four and it was given as a leg bye by the referee, but it was actually a wide ball. That one point would have helped Kings XI win the match versus lose. The second disastrous decision came at the end of the match. the last few overs, when a run was considered not a run, although TV replays showed it was a run. Unfortunately, these two decisions cost Kings XI the game, “he added.
He then asked the BCCI to use the best possible technology to eradicate such errors.
“I would ask BCCI to provide a better referee and ensure that the technology is now used to the maximum to ensure fairness and transparency in a game used in the best competitions in the world.
“That’s why I feel sorry that Kings XI were the subject of bad refereeing decisions and this cost us the game. I really hope BCCI implements a system and a process so that the other teams are not in the same plight as Kings XI. did it yesterday. If technology isn’t there to be used for the fairness and transparency of the game and to make sure it’s fair to everyone, then why use technology at all? ”he asked.
Kings XI Punjab have reported the umpiring howler they had to endure.
The incident took place in the 19th over of Kings XI Punjab’s chase when Mayank Agarwal played one shot and took two runs. However, the umpire on the field, Nitin Menon, considered it a single. Both teams scored 157 runs in the allotted 20 overs and the Delhi Capitals won the match in the Super Over.
Former cricketer Virender Sehwag, who himself has represented Kings XI Punjab in the league, said the umpire’s decision made all the difference in the game and that he should be Man of the Match.
“I don’t agree with the man of the match. The referee who gave this short run should have been the man of the match. Short Run, no. And that was the difference. #DCvKXIP,” tweeted Sehwag.
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