The Mankad debate: acceptable or simply unfit for cricket?


In a spectacular and contentious manner, India’s women defeated England in their ODI series on Saturday night with a run-out at the non-end, striker’s just as it appeared that England would win at Lord’s.

Although it is an uncommon dismissal method, Ravichandran Ashwin and Vinoo Mankad, two Indian bowlers, have both employed it in the past.

Although there used to be an unwritten tradition to give the batter a warning, the applicable law has recently been transferred by the ICC from the “Unfair play” part to the “Run out” section. Not that the stigma of the dismissal has been diminished by this.

When Deepti Sharma “Mankaded” England’s Charlie Dean at Lord’s, boos erupted. Was that fair, though?


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