The game between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Delhi Capitals (DC) was thrilling as it ended with a super-over. The results might have been in KL Rahul’s side favor but the short-run out has snatched the game out of their hands serving it to DC.
All the thrills occurred when Kagiso Rabada bowled to Chris Jordan and the on-field umpire, Nitin Menon gave a short-run call that is now a controversial topic on social media. TV replays showed that Jordan’s bat was under the crease when he completed his first run. It turned out to be a game-changing scenario as the decision was not reciprocated despite being proved that it was a wrong call.
Many have found it unfair and the umpiring has been termed as poor. Consequently, it has costed KXIP and for the reason, they have lauded an appeal to review the results.
Kings XI Punjab appeal against short-run call after losing against Delhi Capitals
“We have appealed to the match referee. While a human error can happen and we understand that, there is no room for human errors like these in a world-class tournament like the IPL. This one run could cost us a playoff berth,” KXIP CEO Satish Menon said, as quoted by Outlook. “A loss of a game is a loss of a game. It is unfair. Hope the rules are reviewed so that there is no margin for human error,” he added.
According to rule 2.12 of IPL:
“An umpire may alter any decision provided that such alteration is made promptly. This apart, an umpire”s decision, once made, is final.”
Hence, keeping the IPL regulation under consideration, the appeal might not be heard and results might not be altered for Kings XI Punjab.