"Within The Rules": Sanjay Manjrekar Agrees To Dinesh Karthik's Stand On Mankading
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“Within The Rules”: Sanjay Manjrekar Agrees To Dinesh Karthik’s Stand On Mankading

Sanjay Manjrekar, Australia vs India 2018/19
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Commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has agreed to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Dinesh Karthik’s stand on mankading. The mankading debate broke out once again ahead of the IPL 2020 after Delhi Captials head coach Ricky Ponting said that he will disallow Ravichandran Ashwin for repeating it as it is against the spirit of the game.

In a podcast, the 2003 World Cup winning captain, said that he will have a chat with Ashwin ahead of the season. He also added that Ashwin is a terrific bowler and has contributed highly for the side but should refrain from doing such act.

Dinesh Karthik, in a chat with CricketNext gave his view on mankading and said, “First let’s come down to the implementation. All the way from Don Bradman to Sunil Gavaskar, everyone has said it’s completely within the rules. The ICC and MCC have also taken a stand that it is okay. So I don’t see the reason why bowlers or any team that does it is looked at in a negative way”.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik. Credit: BCCI

Sanjay Manjrekar retweeted his statement and said that ‘Agree 100%. Also, let’s start a trend of looking at batsmen’.

According to the rules mankading is well within the limits. The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) rule book, the 41.16 Law says: Non-striker leaving his/her ground early states, “If the non-striker is out of his/her ground from the moment the ball comes into play to the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the bowler is permitted to attempt to run him/her out. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one in the over.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin (L) after mankading Jos Buttler (Credits: Twitter)

“If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon as possible.”

IPL 2020 will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), its chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed after the global governing council postponed the 2020 T20 World Cup to next year. IPL 2020 is likely to get underway in September 19 and will run till November 10. However, the fixtures are still to be confirmed.