Cricket divided over Zampa’s failed Mankad dismissal in Big Bash League

Following a contentious Big Bash League derby loss to the Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars captain Adam Zampa says he would not hesitate to try another Mankad expulsion.

When Renegades non-striker Tom Rogers snuck out of his crease on Tuesday night, Zampa attempted to run Rogers out of the game at the MCG.

Rogers was declared not out after a video review revealed that Zampa’s bowling arm had passed its peak before the legspinner reached back to remove the bails.

Rogers emerged triumphant, decimating the Stars’ lineup while recording career-best figures of 5-16 to lead the Renegades to a 33-run victory.

When Zampa noticed Rogers trying to gain an advantage, he claimed to have “seen red.” Zampa claimed, “I was well within my rights to do so. “The rule book says so. It is perfectly legal. He was almost halfway down the wicket when, as you can see, I just mishandled my technique.

The MCC, which makes decisions regarding “unfair play”-related proceedings from the section of the game’s laws,

Joe Burns, a batter for the injured Stars, supported Zampa’s action, saying that any batter outside of their crease is “fair game.”

Regarding Mankad, Burns asked on Twitter, “Really, what’s the difference between being stumped at the strikers’ end and being man-added [sic] at the non-strikers’ end? “We should just remain in the crease, the hitter said. Not to add how limited run-outs are now; each cm matters. I’m game.

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Brett Lee, a former Australia paceman, disagreed, saying during the game’s coverage on Fox Sports that he did not appreciate the rule “whatsoever.”

Lee suggested that they remove it from their control. The greatest strategy is to inform the batter that he will lose five runs if he leaves his crease. Take the bowler’s ball away. Simply said, I find it objectionable to witness that in a cricket match.

Less than a week had passed since the tense Boxing Day Test confrontation between Mitch Starc and Theunis de Bruyn, during which the Australian fast threatened to run out his South African opponent. That incident sparked the most recent Mankad controversy in cricket.

It happened during the Renegades’ penultimate over of their innings, when they posted a score of 141-7 after being put to bat. After Rogers destroyed the top order, the Stars could only muster a meager 108-9 in retaliation.

The Renegades brought down their hosts to 18-4 in the fifth as the right-arm paceman claimed 3-11 in his first two overs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2-7) of Afghanistan, a spinner, also suffocated the Stars by tossing 17 dot balls in his four overs.

Despite stating that he wouldn’t try to Mankad a batter, Rogers stated that Zampa’s decision didn’t bother him.

Because it has been the flavor of the month for a while, Rogers remarked, “I’m a little baffled by the rule, but I was staying in my crease for a little longer than I have in the past.”

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I believed I would be okay, but the umpires did a terrific job, and fortunately, it was not out.

If Rogers had been awarded, according to Stars coach David Hussey, his team would have withdrawn the appeal, but Zampa wasn’t certain. Zampa claimed that had the opportunity to attempt a Mankad earlier in the innings, he would not have succeeded.

If they’re attempting to squeeze ground, the tenth over of the game is more of a warning, he said.

“It doesn’t make that much difference to the game at this point in the innings with two balls left, even if I Mankad someone and run him out then they still have wickets in hand.”

The Renegades’ four-match losing streak was broken with the outcome, bringing their record to 4-4, but it came at a price when Shaun Marsh tore his hamstring while batting.

The leading scorer for the Renegades was Marsh (32 off 35), Martin Guptill (32 off 27), and Mackenzie Harvey (32 not out of 23).

But Marsh, who missed the first few games of the season because of a calf injury, was unable to play and is awaiting more testing for his most recent soft-tissue injury.

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In support of the Stars, who have slipped to a 2-5 season record, Nick Larkin hit an unblemished 48 off 40 shots.

The Stars’ top two bowlers were English newcomer Luke Wood (2-29) and Kiwi quick Trent Boult (2-23), while Zampa (1-18) also turned up a solid four overs performance.

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