No-ball row: Sangakkara takes full responsibility: Report
Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has taken full responsibility for the no ball bowled to deny India’s Virendra Sehwag a century on Monday, and says the guilty will be punished.
Sangakkara said the Sri Lankan Cricket Board was looking into the issue and would take suitable action. Gamesmanship, he said, was part of the game, but off-spinner Suraj Randiv’s no-ball was not right.
This comes after much debate on the issue and team manager Anura Tennekoon’s report that it was batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan who suggested that Randiv bowl a no ball to deny Sehwag his century during the tri-series match.
A six-member committee of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board will meet this afternoon to take action on the recommendations of the team manager.
Randiv and Dilshan are expected to get fined or banned.
On Monday, with the scores leveled in the match, Randiv had bowled a no ball to Sehwag, who on 99 not out. Sehwag hit him for a six, but it was not counted as the rule book says the no ball won India the game.
Embarrassed by the controversy and raging debate, the Sri Lanka board had initiated the team manager’s inquiry and top SLC officials offered apologies to calm things down.
The apologies prompted the Indian team management to declare the episode a “closed chapter” while the BCCI also made it clear that it would not pursue the case any further. – (NDTV)
I think; many people would have forgotten when Anil Kumble was on the verge of taking all 10 wickets (when he got 9 Wickets) ..Team India decided that the last wicket also should go to Anil Kumble for the sake of the world record hence Javargal Srinath kept on bowling the next overs outside the off stump until Anil Kumble got the last wicket.
A novice at that time; when the indian opener “Sadagopan Ramesh” tried to take a catch off some other bowler…he was causioned by his team mates not to try and take any catch just becuase Anil Kumble should take all 10 Wickets.
This was revealed by S.Ramesh in an interview via 10 Sports; about the particular match “Anil Kumble’s 10 wickets against Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi in 1999″.
Why no one questions the sponsmenship of Indians ?…”For a record of a player…u deprive your bowlers not to take wickets…at the same time u expect oppoisition bowlers to help Sehwag or any other Indian batsman to score a hundred.
I wonder; if any Sri-Lankan player is on the verge of a world record; if a similar situation arise would Indian allow the batsman to make it?
No bowler in the world if he’s a competetive cricketer; would want to see the ball flying pass him for a boundary. How many times…Sehwag has nicked the ball or Tendulkar in that matter kept quiet when umpires decline a genuine appeal….
Cricket is competetive…and these players are being paid to play for the Country..and I don’t see anything wrong in preventing a batsman scoring a century.
Sehwag Claims that Sri-Lanka had done a similar thing in an earlier match when Tendulkar stranded on 96 odd runs where Maalinga sprayed the ball wide and gave 5 runs in that matter.
IF SO THEN CAN SEHWAG ANSWER ME WHY RAHUL DRAVID (THEN INDIAN CAPTIAIN) DID DECLARE THE INDIAN INNING WHEN SACHIN TENDULKAR WAS ON 194 OR 196 DURING A TEST MATCH??? WHERE EVENTUALLY INDIA WENT ON TO WIN THE MATCH. But in that match India had ample time and overs to get the opposition out where Tendulkar should have been given at least another over to get to his double hundred. This would have put Tendulkar to achieve 6 Double-Centuries on his record if I am not mistaken).
One may argue Dravid wanted to win the match…but God knows what made him to declare when Sachin was on 190s.
If I were the bowler; I would definately have done the same thing…since it is under the rule of Cricket.
One match suspension is an injustice; I assume it all because of Indians.
They rule the Cricket world…They demand Review Systems -They refuse Review Systems or they can claim anything they want…and every board has to give into them…
Thats not Cricket….in my opionion.