ICC Rules on ‘Fake Fielding’ and the India vs. Bangladesh Match

ICC Rules on ‘Fake Fielding’ and the India vs Bangladesh Match

Highlights:

  • Wicketkeeper-batter Nurul Hasan accused Virat Kohli of ‘fake fielding’
  • ICC Laws consider deception attempts as Fake Fielding
  • Nurul Hasan is currently under fire for his claims

Wicketkeeper-batter from Bangladesh, Nurul Hasan has accused Virat Kohli of ‘fake fielding’ during the India vs Bangladesh match at the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

India vs Bangladesh match ended in India’s favor but Hassan pointed out the on-field umpires and Kohli’s action went unnoticed

The ICC’s Law 41.5.1, states that it is unfair for any fielder to attempt, by word or by action, to deceive, distract, or obstruct either of the batsmen after the striker has received the ball.

Consequences for India

If this mistake of Kohli wasn’t unnoticed, it would mean that India would have suffered a 5 runs penalty.

If the umpires ruled Kohli’s action to be deception it might also have been called a dead ball.

There are people on the other side of the story as well who are criticizing Nurul Hasan’s statement and he is currently under fire for his views on the matter.

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