A recent club cricket match in Bangladesh saw Lalmatia Cricket Club opening bowler, Sujon Mahmud, deliberately conceded 13 wides and three no-balls in protest of bad umpiring.
Mahmud, who plays for Lalmatia Cricket Club, conceded 92-runs in his over after Axiom Cricket Club restricted his side for 88 in 14 overs.
‘It started at the toss,’ Lalmatia Cricket Club general secretary Adnan Rahman Dipon told the Dhaka Tribune.
‘My captain was not allowed to see the coin and we were sent into bat first – and the umpires’ decisions went against us.
‘My players are young, aged around 17, 18 and 19 years old. They could not tolerate the injustice and then reacted by giving away 92 runs in four deliveries.’
Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesperson Jalal Yunus responded in an interview with AFP.
‘This is very unusual – so many wides and no-balls. We have asked match officials to submit a report in this regard.
‘Once we’ve received the report, we will launch a formal investigation.’
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