Bangladesh vs West Indies 3rd T20I: Generally come across as a cool and a composed customer on the field, Windies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite lost his composure and cool as he was seen having an animated discussion with the on-field umpires after some really controversial decisions during the third and final T20I between Bangladesh and West Indies. Officiating in an international match, a local umpire called Windies pacer Oshane Thomas’ deliveries no-ball when his foot was clearly inside the line.
It was surprising to see the standard of umpiring which has nothing less than shoddy. It happened for the second time in the same over as a ball was called ‘no-ball’ despite the fast bowlers’ foot landing well inside the crease. Bangladesh opener Liton Das lifted the ball away to mid-off where it was taken by Windies fielder. In the Last game, a few of the decisions were overturned and now this no-ball fiasco. Match referee Jeff Crowe had a chat with the Windies team management. The on-field umpires with the fourth umpire are having a huddle now. The Windies players are in a huddle now. Finally, it has been resolved. The no-ball stands. Brathwaite went right into the Bangladesh dugout and had a long and hard discussion with Mushtaq Ahmed, who is part of the Bangladesh management.
Here are some of the reactions of irate fans slamming world cricket body – ICC on Twitter:
Windies set a target of 191 for Bangladesh, thanks to Evin Lewis’ breathtaking 89 off 36 balls laced with eight humungous sixes and six fours, just a testament of his dominance. At the time of filing the copy, Bangladesh was 82/5 in eight overs.